DIVINE FEMININITY: Three Books on Women and the Priesthood

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” column_element_spacing=”default” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” bg_image_animation=”none” border_type=”simple” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Church) have yet to grasp the concept of “women and the priesthood.” As ordinary women living ordinary lives, how do we access it, how do we use it, what is it anyway and why does it matter? Isn’t it enough to simply be the passive beneficiaries of it through the men in our lives? The authors of these 3 books would beg to differ. كازينو مباشر These faith-promoting and thought-provoking books will help you see the topic in a whole new light. From comparing roles in the priesthood to inherently female experiences to helping us understand the “familial priesthood,”  these books will open your mind and heart in a way you didn’t expect. 

  1. “Live Up To Our Privileges: Women, Power, and Priesthood” – Wendy Ulrich
  2. “The Priesthood Power of Women: In the Temple, Church, and Family” – Barbara Morgan Gardner
  3. “Women and the Priesthood: What One Latter-day Saint Woman Believes” – Sheri Dew  

 

1. Live Up to Our Privileges (Wendy Ulrich)

In this compelling book, Dr Wendy Ulrich expands the discussion beyond priesthood offices and keys and explores how women can access priesthood authority and power on par with men.  With humility and a racing intellect, best-selling author Dr Ulrich walks through priesthood offices and considers how women might take part in “the responsibilities and privileges associated with them.” With many beautiful scriptural and personal comparisons, Dr Ulrich paints a refreshingly inclusive and simple picture of what priesthood power really is and can be to all women who’ll access it. The book leaves the reader with a renewed sense of unity in purpose and a better understanding of how the Gospel as taught by Jesus Christ is one work, for men and women alike. 

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Books.

 

2. The Priesthood Power of Women                          (Barbara Morgan Gardner) 

Similar to Live Up to Our Privileges, Barbara Morgan Gardner’s recent book sheds new and welcomed light on the doctrine around women and the priesthood. Gardner gives an illuminating account of the difference between the hierarchical/ecclesiastical priesthood structure that we so often focus on and the patriarchal/familial priesthood structure we rarely mention – if it’s even basically understood. كيفية الربح في الكازينو It’s in this latter familial priesthood structure that women (and men) have much to gain by understanding the equal footing on which it’s based. Gardner asks  “how different our understanding of the priesthood would be, if the emphasis of the leaders of the Church were on the family rather than on the Church”? العاب ربح الجوائز حقيقية Drawing on a well of knowledge and scriptural as well as historical insight, Gardner provides a most enlightening read on this timely and important topic. 

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Books

 

3. Women and the Priesthood (Sheri Dew) 

In this revised edition of her existing classic, the beloved and respected Latter-day Saint leader Sheri Dew provides her personal declaration and understanding of women and the priesthood. When Women and the Priesthood was first published in 2013, the topic was hot and in some places contentious and Dew boldly and clearly laid out her beliefs and understanding of the important topic. Besides the solid doctrinal and scriptural teachings presented in her book, Dew draws from decades of her own experience as a leader and woman in a man’s world. We expect many more resources to come out on the topic in the coming years, but                                                                        this book should be a first step in every woman (or man)’s dive into the topic. 

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Books

Go to our Resource Library for more resources on women and the priesthood.  Happy reading!

 

Contributor: Louise Paulsen[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]