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Christian womanhood. What does it mean? When does it happen--at a certain age, status, or maturity? How do we know we're no longer girls? And when we've figured that out, how will others know to call us ""woman"" rather than ""girl""? Christian women don't usually get a rite of passage in which they are named ""woman."" Seeing this need, Amy Davis Abdallah created such a rite, and this book accompanies it. No need to be in her rite of passage, however, to name yourself ""woman."" Read this book and then sit down with some friends to talk about it over tea, coffee, and/or chocolate. Let The Book of Womanhood create a path through the confusion by its flexible framework of finding identity through developing relationship with God, self, others, and creation. Amy writes simply as one perhaps further along in her journey of womanhood, and she doesn't write alone. She includes the stories of biblical women, of friends young and old, and even more. The diverse voices come together as a cloud of witnesses--encouraging us in our individual journeys. Read for empowerment. Read for transformation. Read. And become the woman of God you were created to be. ""I have had the privilege of walking with Amy as Woman has evolved from a topic of discussion, to brainstorming sessions, to reality in women's lives here at Nyack. Amy has artfully constructed this rite of passage for women in order to help women understand and embrace what it means to be a woman and to celebrate the beautiful and delicate complexities, which make us uniquely feminine. Book of Womanhood is an outstanding resource for families, churches and colleges."" --Wanda Walborn, Director of Spiritual Formation, Nyack College ""Expecting to be married with children in her twenties, life unfolded in unanticipated ways for Amy Davis Abdallah. These became opportunities to journey with God toward self-discovering and empowerment. This book builds wholeness in all its relationships. For these reasons, The Book of Womanhood is hard to put it down!"" --Mimi Haddad, President of Christians for Biblical Equality, www.cbeinternational.org ""The truths found in The Book of Womanhood were familiar to me as I read this wonderful work. I have watched Dr. Amy Davis-Abdallah lead young women at Nyack College into these truths and their womanhood over the last decade. This book will help set women free to be all that God intended. I know it works. I have seen it with my own two eyes."" --Ron Walborn, Dean, Alliance Theological Seminary and the College of Bible and Christian Ministry, Nyack College ""In The Book of Womanhood we hear the clear and confident voice of Amy Abdallah instructing, coaching, and inspiring women on their journey to becoming women. Her voice challenges us to find our own voices as women. Amy Abdullah speaks as a fellow companion and mentor on the journey of womanhood in intimate and nurturing ways. She also challenges us. The Book of Womanhood has articulated a message that has been dormant in the church and can revolutionize and refashion how women see themselves, each other, and God. 'Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the church.'"" --Lisa Plunket, Director of Spiritual Life, Risen King Alliance Church Amy F. Davis Abdallah, PhD, is passionate about life. She is a wife and mother who writes, teaches, preaches, leads, and mentors in the United States and abroad. Woman, the rite of passage she pioneered, has been transforming and empowering its many participants for several years. In addition to journeying with women, Amy also guides others academically as an Associate Professor of Theology and Bible at Nyack College.