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At a time when the status of women is still being debated and challenged, how can women play a leading role in society, the workplace and the church? Michele Guinness has been there and done that – not without opposition and not without compromise.

In this all-embracing, honest reflection on womanhood Michele uses her own upbringing in the Jewish community to re-examine the views and counterviews on the role of women throughout the Christian tradition and culture, drawing inspiration from scripture, history and personal experience.

The Contemporary Woman celebrates a host of women through the ages – from the great biblical matriarchs to the modern-day trailblazers – who have inherited a passionate determination to pursue God’s radical call. Michele will encourage women everywhere, of every age, to follow their hearts, and inspire a new generation to discover what it means to be a woman.

Reviews

The Contemporary Woman takes readers on a brisk - at times, breathless - journey through history with the aim of celebrating women's lives from the far past to the present day, and also inspiring younger generations with stories of their foremothers.
The Church Times