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Theological resources by, for, and about women in the church

*Works by RCA women are in bold

Bechtel, Carol, ed. The Old Testament for Christian Worship. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

Cady-Stanton, Elizabeth, ed. The Woman’s Bible. New York: European, 1895; Reprint Mineola, NY: Dover, 2002.

Cairnes Mann, Sharon. Called & GiftedChicago: Covenant Press, 2005.  Watch the DVD here.

Carr, Anne. Transforming Grace: Christian Tradition and Women’s Experience. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1988.

Chung Hyun Kyung. Struggle to be the Sun Again: Introducing Asian Women’s Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1990.

Coakley, John W. and Renée S. House, eds. Patterns and Portraits: Women in the History of the Reformed Church in America (The Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America, No. 31). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999.

Cukrowski, Kenneth L. How Change Happens: Reflections on Gender-Inclusive ChurchesLeaven: A Journal of Christian Ministry, Vol. 20, Issue 2, Article 8.

Frymer-Kensky, Tikva. Reading the Women of the Bible: A New Interpretation of Their Stories. New York: Schocken Books, 2002.

Gottlieb, Lynn. She Who Dwells Within: A Feminist Vision of Renewed Judaism. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1995.

Grey, Mary C. Sacred Longings: The Ecological Spirit and Global Culture. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004.

Isasi-Díaz, Ada María. En la Lucha (In the Struggle): Elaborating a Mujerista Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004.

Japinga, Lynn. Feminism and Christianity: An Essential Guide. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999.

Japinga, Lynn. Loyalty and Loss: The Reformed Church in America, 1945-1994. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013.

Johnson, Alan, ed. How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010.

Johnson, Elizabeth A. She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse. New York: Crossroad Publishing, 1992.

Jones, Serene. Feminist Theory and Christian Theology: Cartographies of Grace. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000.

Kansfield, Mary L. Letters to Hazel: Ministry within the Women’s Board of Foreign Missions of the Reformed Church in America. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.

Kwok Pui-Lan, ed. Hope Abundant: Third World and indigenous Women’s Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2010.

MacHaffie, Barbara J. Her Story: Women in Christian Tradition, Second Edition. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006.

Mowry LaCugna, Catherine. God For Us: The Trinity and Christian Life. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1991.

Newsom, Carol A., Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley. The Women’s Bible Commentary, Revised Edition. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012.

Oduyuye, Mercy Amba. Daughters of Anowa: African Women and Patriarchy. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1995.

Phelan, John E. Jr. All God’s People. Chicago: Covenant Press, 2005.

Tucker, Ruth and Walter L. Liefeld. Daughters of the Church: Women and Ministry from New Testament Times to the Present. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1987.

Van Dyk, Leanne. Believing in Jesus Christ. Louisville: Geneva Press, 2003.

Van Dyk, Leanne. A More Profound AlleluiaTheology and Worship in Harmony. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.

Victorin-Vangerud, Nancy M. The Raging Hearth: Spirit in the Household of God. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2000.

Williams, Delores S. Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1993.

Resource suggestions are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Liz Testa, coordinator for Women’s Transformation and Leadership, at