About the Author:
Bob Edwards lives with his wife and two children in Ontario, Canada. He holds degrees in Religious Education, Social Development Studies and Social Work. In 2013, he received the Delta Epsilon Chi award for intellectual achievement, Christian character and leadership ability, from the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Bob has been a Social Worker since 1996, providing psychotherapy in a variety of settings. He was the Director of Counselling Studies at a multi-denominational Bible College, teaching courses in Psychology, Sociology and Counselling. His hope is to share a vision of God’s impartial love towards women and men everywhere.
Bob is also the author of the best-selling book entitled, “Let My People Go: A Call to End the Oppression of Women in the Church, Revised and Expanded.”
About the Book:
Patriarchy (the male domination of women) is an oppressive cultural norm with a history that predates Christianity. Fortunately, it is fading from our global community. Unfortunately, it persists in the religious traditions of some corners of the institutional church.
This book examines how patriarchy became enshrined in church tradition, both Catholic and Protestant. It also explores why male domination continues to oppress women in the church today. It concludes by offering women and men an alternative to patriarchy, best exemplified by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
In this second edition of the book, the author delves more deeply into issues related to Bible translation and the cultural context of the New Testament church.
“Let My People Go: A Call to End the Oppression of Women in the Church, Revised and Expanded” is available in digital or paperback format at the following links:
United States: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DV2JRHQ
Bob’s New Book:
“A God I’d Like to Meet: Separating the Love of God from Harmful Traditional Beliefs” was just released today! Here is a summary of its contents:
Throughout history, prominent theologians and church leaders have made sense of the Bible through the interpretive lenses of ancient Greek philosophy. As a result, our traditional beliefs often portray God as an all-controlling deity that frowns on emotion and subjects women to male authority. Throughout this book, the author explores the origins of these theological traditions, and seeks to restore a vision of God as depicted in the New Testament — a vision of God as Love.
1 Bad Religion
2 In Theology We Trust
3 Making God Responsible for Evil
4 Confusing Emotion with Sin
5 The Subjugation of Women
6 God is Love
It is currently available at amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/God-Like-Meet-Separating-Traditional/dp/1502419521/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411067431&sr=8-1&keywords=A+God+I%27d+Like+to+Meet
Coming soon to other outlets and to Kindle.