Book cover for Daughters of the Church

Daughters of the Church

Women and ministry from New Testament times to the present

Description of book

Rich in historical events and colorfully written, this fascinating account of women in the church spans nearly two thousand years of church history.

The very fact that listeners may find themselves surprised now and again by the prominent role of women in certain events and movements proves an inequality that historical narrative has often been guilty of. This is a book about women.

In Daughters of the Church, authors Ruth A. Tucker and Walter Liefeld have endeavored to present an objective story:

it tells of events and aspirations, determination and disappointment, patience and achievement that mark the history of daughters of the church from the time of Jesus to the presentan exegetical study of relevant Scripture passages that offer stimulating thought for discussion and for reevaluation of historical is a setting straight off the record—a restoring of balance to history that has repeatedly played down the significance of the contributions of women to the theology, the witness, the movements, and the growth of the church.

Like many of the women whose stories it tells, Daughters of the Church has a subdued strength that should not be underestimated.