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Book Review: “Half the Sky”

I have just completed reading “Half the sky” by Nicholas D Kristof & Sheryl Wudunn (ISBN9871844086825) which is full of inspiring stories of courage and determination which are happening NOW, stories which demonstrate the power and resilience of women and the hope that an authoritarian and patriarchal church can move on to fully utilizing all the talent in the church, not just the male talent. The action research, pursued by the authors in many countries, has demonstrated that the best clue to a church’s growth and development is the status and role of women in the church.

Here’s a review from Amazon.com:

“If you have always wondered whether you can change the world, read this book.  Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have written a brilliant call to arms that describes one of the transcendent injustices in the world today—the brutal treatment of women.  They take you to many countries, introduce you to extraordinary women, and tell you their moving tales.  Throughout, the tone is practical not preachy and the book’s suggestions as to how you can make a difference are simple, sensible, and yet powerful.  The authors vividly describe a terrible reality about the world we live in but they also provide light and hope that we can, in fact, change it.”
—Fareed Zakaria, author, The Post-American World

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Posted by on September 13, 2011 in sociology

 

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