Book Of The Month For May 2015: LadyLike: Living Biblically
LadyLike: Living Biblically
by Rebekah Curtis and Rose Adle
2015 / Paperback / 224 Pages
In a society where conversations about gender have too often become stale and predictable, LadyLike: Living Biblically reimagines what it means to be a Christian woman in our feminized secular society. Radically retro, freshly old-fashioned, and powerfully submissive, Rosie Adle and Rebekah Curtis, two playful and mischievous sisters, challenge us to rethink everything we thought we knew about men and women. Like a jolt of espresso, or a polar bear plunge, their writing enlivens the senses, helping us to see the world, as it were, for the first time.
“I guarantee you will not be able to put this book down. Sisters Rosie and Rebekah write in a style crystal clear and magically engaging, all the while gleefully butchering sacred cultural cows, and serving up a feast of rich meaty delights for anyone, especially any Christian woman, who has found herself wresting with what it means to be a child of God in today’s world. You’re gonna loves this book, even as its wit and brainy argumentation stretch you to new limits of genuine Christian faith, love and piety.”—Rev. Matthew C. Harrison, President, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
“Adle and Curtis don't pull any punches in their dash to ride the counter cultural wave of Biblical Truth about womanhood as Christ designed and redeemed her. With a healthy dose of sardonic wit, spiced with the right dash of caregiving reserve, their work is a breath of fresh air in a world of women caught up in the maelstrom of not being "good enough" unless they try to be men.”—Rev. Jonathan Fisk, Pastor, Host of Worldview Everlasting, and Author of Broken: 7 "Christian" Rules That Every Christian Ought to Break as Often as Possible
“LadyLike strips away all flowery cross-stitch stereotypes while exposing the burlap of what it means to be a Christian woman in 21st century society. Adle and Curtis hold nothing back as they take an uppercut at the lies of our modern era, simultaneously weaving in the delicate ribbons of mercy found in Christ's timeless Truth. These essays are at once strong and sassy, while maintaining the graceful art of what it means to be a woman in Christ. They contain the healing balm of Christ and Him crucified that is vital for staying the course on the lonely road of being a Christian woman, Christian mother, and Christian wife in today's world; a balm so soothing that the reader is left wanting more.”—Meridith Fisk, Wife, Mother, and Homemaker
“One of the best “hear and do” pieces I’ve read, out of hundreds. Rosie and Becky are freedom fighters and, in the sacred sense, burden bearers of women’s issues! Lost your voice amidst the chaos of 21st C womanhood? Find it here. Not to scream or demand, but to follow Christ into contentment, fulfillment and with gusto resist the pull of lesser gods. It is impossible to put it down!”—Phyllis Wallace, Author, Speaker, Broadcaster
Deaconess Rose E. Adle is married to Pastor Scott Adle and they are blessed with four children. She teaches online deaconess courses as a deployed staff member of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. As a writer, Rose has contributed to The Lutheran Witness, Portals of Prayer, Lutheranism 101, and A New Song devotional series. Rose has a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University and a master’s degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.