If you like reading, you will LOVE reading without limits!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
From Risk to Resilience - How Empowering Young Women Can Change Everything - cover

From Risk to Resilience - How Empowering Young Women Can Change Everything

Jenny Rae Armstrong

Publisher: Herald Press

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

Girls and women are transforming the world. Will the church support them? Educating women is the most effective way to combat extreme poverty, slash child mortality rates, and build healthy communities. But first a girl must navigate the minefields of childhood and adolescence. Will she get pregnant or finish her education? Will she be trafficked or taught a trade? Will she be abused by authority figures or equipped for leadership?From Risk to Resilience weaves the stories of young women between the ages of twelve and twenty-one into a tapestry of hope. Author and gender justice advocate Jenny Rae Armstrong illuminates dangers common to women and girls around the world: gender-based violence, child marriage, healthcare gaps, and damaging social attitudes. She also delves into narratives of women in Scripture, examining theologies of oppression that contain and crush women’s potential, and theologies of shalom that lift women up. Drawing on resources from the gender justice movement and from heroines of the Bible, Armstrong offers a stirring call to action, with practical ways that churches and individuals can help girls around the globe thrive.  

Other books that might interest you

  • The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts Book #1) - cover

    The Accidental Guardian (High...

    Mary Connealy

    • 2
    • 8
    • 0
    When Trace Riley finds the smoldering ruins of a small wagon train, he recognizes the hand behind the attack as the same group who left him as sole survivor years ago. Living off the wilderness since then, he'd finally carved out a home and started a herd--while serving as a self-appointed guardian of the trail, driving off dangerous men. He'd hoped those days were over, but the latest attack shows he was wrong.Deborah Harkness saved her younger sister and two toddlers during the attack, and now finds herself at the mercy of her rescuer. Trace offers the only shelter for miles around, and agrees to take them in until she can safely continue. His simple bachelor existence never anticipated kids and women in the picture and their arrival is unsettling--yet enticing. Working to survive the winter and finally bring justice to the trail, Trace and Deborah find themselves drawn together--yet every day approaches the moment she'll leave forever. 
    Show book
  • Unbreakable Hope - cover

    Unbreakable Hope

    Kristin Billerbeck

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Emily Jensen has always longed for marriage and a family of her own. She has her ideals - or at least those imposed by her mother - of how the right man will look and act. But life doesn't always work the way it should. Darin Black was blessed to get a second chance at life. After escaping death in a drunken driving crash, he realized that God had other plans for him. Though his family believes it's just a passing fad, Darin has cleaned up his life. Can Emily love a man with a past like Darin's? Regardless of what's gone before, can she trust God for the future? Will Emily rest in God's plan with an unbreakable hope? Fall in love with this inspiring love story and our entire collection of Christian romance novels from Heartsong Presents!
    Show book
  • Plain Peace - cover

    Plain Peace

    Beth Wiseman

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Anna loves the grandfather who raised her, but his strict adherence to the Ordnung is scaring away any boy who might be interested in herùexcept newcomer Jacob. 
    Under normal circumstances Anna Byler would have her choice of any of the young men in her Amish community. But because of the strict rules enforced by her grandfather, the bishop, the available suitors are afraid to court her. Then handsome Jacob Hostetler moves to Paradise and decides Anna is worth the challenge. 
    Anna sees that the bishopÆs legalism is dividing the community and even risking the lives of its membersùbut her grandfather doesnÆt. When she is forced to deception in order to pursue her dream of marriage and family with Jacob, Anna feels her own faith slipping. If only she could get her grandmother to help her stand up to the bishop. ButMammi is keeping secrets of her own. 
    Anna wants to honor her grandparents, the two most important people in her life, but her heart is divided by the rules that guide their little Amish community and the growing love she has for Jacob. How can she be true to both?
    Show book
  • Home All Along - cover

    Home All Along

    Beth Wiseman

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Charlotte has made a home for herself in Amish Country with Daniel. But unforeseen events rock their fragile world and may move them even further away from the life they long for. 
    Charlotte, an Englisher, is living in Amish Country, and she has formed strong and lasting bonds with the people in her new community. She has even fallen in love with an Amish man. But just when she is considering a permanent conversion to the Amish way of life, her world crashes around her. An unexpected death and a mysterious visitor unsettle Charlotte, and she begins to question her faith and her choices. 
    Daniel loves Charlotte and wants to share his life with her, even it if means leaving the only world he’s ever known. But as he walks alongside of her through her struggles, his own world is turned upside down when a loved one receives a grim medical diagnosis and a prodigal relative returns home. Will Charlotte and Daniel’s relationship succumb to the many pressures around them, or will their faith and the strong community around them allow them to weather the storms of their own lives in order to build a life together?
    Show book
  • The Amish Secrets Collection - Her Brother's Keeper Love Bears All Things Home All Along - cover

    The Amish Secrets Collection -...

    Beth Wiseman

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Three complete novels from beloved Amish author Beth Wiseman are now available in a low-priced, one-volume e-collection! 
    Her Brother’s Keeper 
    Charlotte came to Amish country to find answers to the questions surrounding her brother’s death. What she never expected to find was peace. 
    Love Bears All Things 
    Could God be offering Charlotte a second chance at true love? Will Charlotte’s friends in the Amish community be able to show her the power of redemption and lead her home? 
    Home All Along 
    Charlotte has made a home for herself in Amish Country with Daniel. But unforeseen events rock their fragile world and may move them even further away from the life they long for. Will Charlotte and Daniel’s relationship succumb to the many pressures around them, or will their faith and the strong community around them allow them to weather the storms of their own lives in order to build a life together?
    Show book
  • A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft - An Amish Brides Novel - cover

    A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft -...

    Shelley Shepard Gray

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Beloved bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray concludes her Amish Brides of Pinecraft series with a story of forgiveness and trusting your heart...just in time for Christmas. 
    When Beverly Overholt’s beloved Orange Blossom Inn is broken into, she’s shaken to her core. After all, the inn has been her whole life since her fiancé left her for her best friend. In the face of repairing what’s been lost, Beverly calls Eric Wagler, the inn’s handsome owner. To her surprise, he promises to be on the next flight out to Sarasota. Beverly’s been closed off to love for years, but with Eric, she can’t help seeing a glimmer of hope—even if they’re from different worlds. 
    From the moment Eric met Beverly, he’s tried to fight his attraction to her. Though now Mennonite, Beverly was raised Amish, but Eric grew up in Philadelphia and got into his fair share of trouble as a young man. Though he’s worked to overcome his earlier mistakes, with Beverly’s security scare, Eric’s sure she’s not going to want anything more to do with him. And considering how he might just want a future with her…that’s a tough pill to swallow. 
    But as Beverly and Eric put the inn back together, prepare for Christmas, and even witness a new love blossoming for another couple, the trust…and love…between them grows. Will Christmas bring a second chance at love for Beverly? And if it does, will she be brave enough to take it?
    Show book