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Author Harris, Shannon (Vocalist), author.

Title The woman they wanted : shattering the illusion of the good Christian wife / Shannon Harris.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, MN : Broadleaf Books, [2023]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 Harris,S HAR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xiii, 244 pages ; 23 cm
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Contents Preface -- Beginnings -- Illusions -- The good woman -- Undoings -- Exodus -- Missing pieces -- Braver things.
Bibliography Includes bibliograghical references.
Summary As the soon-to-be wife of youth pastor Joshua Harris, Shannon Harris found that nothing in her secular upbringing had prepared her to enter the world of conservative Christianity. When Joshua wrote I Kissed Dating Goodbye, it became a bestseller and helped inspire a national purity movement. Now Shannon's identity became "pastor's wife." Asked to live within a narrow definition of womanhood for almost two decades, she found her worldview was narrowed, her motivations questioned, her behavior examined, until she had been whittled down to an idealized version of femininity envisioned as an extension of her husband and the church. This decidedly patriarchal world, perpetuated even by the other women, began to feel like a slow death. When Sovereign Grace Ministries fell apart due to leadership conflicts, Shannon began to shake off the fog of depression and confusion, and she found her truest self. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Harris, Shannon (Vocalist) -- Marriage.
Harris, Shannon (Vocalist) -- Family.
Christian women -- Family relationships -- United States.
Spouses of clergy -- Family relationships -- United States.
Autonomy (Psychology) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Women in Christianity.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Title Shattering the illusion of the good Christian wife
ISBN 9781506483160 (paperback)
150648316X (paperback)

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