Below are links for several books, available to order from the publisher. Three of these books are about the status of women in society, church and home and they all support gender equality. The fourth book is called God and the Working Man.  It’s a free download. 

                             

Daughters of God, Subordinates of Men
Women and the Roots of Patriarchy in the New Testament

Lesly F. Massey

Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-9531-3
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-2143-2
maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
264pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2015

About the Book

Christianity faces a dilemma with regard to the status of women. Despite social, political and religious advancements, female subordination remains a predominant social and religious paradigm in a number of modern cultures. Among Christians, the primary justification for patriarchy has been the story of Adam and Eve, along with seven key New Testament texts rooted in the notion that female subordination is the will of God.

This book provides a critical analysis of womanhood in the major cultures that formed the backdrop for the emergence of Christianity: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Judaism, Greece, Rome and the Mystery Cults. The author connects the subordination of women to slavery and other forms of social and political dominance that were taken for granted in the ancient world, and demonstrates their influence on various New Testament texts concerning the status of women in the home and church.

  

 Women in the Church
Moving Toward Equality

Lesly F. Massey
Foreword by the Reverend Christine Tata
Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-6779-2

About the Book

Some Protestant churches have either abandoned or radically modified their interpretations of key biblical texts to allow women to take leadership roles and to accommodate social change. Other churches maintain the traditional belief that the Bible forbids women to take leadership roles. This work examines the nature of the current controversies concerning women in the church and surveys the status of women in the primary voices of Catholic church history, as well as 16th century Reformers and Alexander Campbell in the 19th century American Restoration Movement.

Women and the New Testament
An Analysis of Scripture in Light of New Testament Era Culture

Lesly F. Massey

Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-6772-3
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-7864-9227-5
references, index
160pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2012 [1989]

About the Book

The status of women in all societies throughout history seems linked to religion. Even within Christianity, where the elevation of women has been pursued to the greatest extent, there continue to be major disagreements. This book is a critical examination of New Testament teachings on the social and religious status of women. A provocative and challenging alternative to the traditional interpretation of relevant passages is offered. The author sees the liberation of women from male dominance as a significant underlying theme in the New Testament, and Christian fundamentalism as a major hindrance to it.

God and The Working Man  Kindle Edition

Revision of the 1983 Paperback

About the Book

This book is a discussion of how Christian principles relate to work. The approach is from a male perspective. Topics include the relevance of personal faith to work, what it means to take God to work, finding joy in work, the responsibilities of a Christian boss and a Christian employee, and the working man as God’s partner in making a better world.  This is a good workbook for a men’s class or study group.