The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Energy of Evangelical Women Celebrities

The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Energy of Evangelical Women Celebrities

A fascinating look at the world of Christian women celebrities from the New York Times bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved

Considering that the 1970s, an important brand new figure has showed up from the center phase of American evangelicalism—the celebrity preacher’s wife. Although many evangelical traditions bar females from ordained ministry, a lot of women have actually carved down unofficial jobs of energy inside their husbands’ spiritual empires or their very own ministries. The greatest stars—such as Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer, and Victoria Osteen—write bestselling publications, grab high ranks on Christian tv, and also preach. In this engaging guide, Kate Bowler, an acclaimed historian of faith while the composer of the bestselling memoir Everything Happens for the Reason: as well as other Lies I’ve Loved, supplies a sympathetic and revealing portrait of megachurch ladies a-listers, showing the way they must balance the demands of celebrity culture and conservative, male-dominated faiths.

Whether standing alone or close to their husbands, the best ladies of megaministry play numerous parts: the preacher, the homemaker, the skill, the therapist, and also the beauty. Continue reading “The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Energy of Evangelical Women Celebrities”