Notes on Feminism

out March 8, 2024

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Is it possible to be a Christian and a feminist? 

The hot topic of feminism has been well documented and debated in mainstream media and yet, as Christians we come to the conversation from a slightly different vantage point. For starters, we have the benefit of a personal relationship with our creator plus the ultimate handbook in the Bible to work out what is right and just when it comes to equality. So why do many Christians feel the Bible presents a barrier rather than a boost when it comes to championing equality between the sexes? 

Lauren Windle draws upon her years as a journalist to weave together a wide range of voices on a subject that society has been wrestling with but, in the Church, few are brave enough to probe too deeply for fear of what they might find. This book isn’t here to tell you what to think. The views it presents are intended to inform, not form, your opinion on key topics, including: defining feminism, the lessons we teach boys, female preachers, a woman’s place in the household, beauty standards and #ChurchToo. 

Notes On Feminism features contributions from several high-profile women: 

– Writer and model Katie Piper on true beauty 

– Olympian Abigail Irozuru on women’s bodies 

– Comedian Cassandra Maria on why people think women aren’t funny 

– Author Tiffany Bluhm on why people don’t believe women 

– Journalist Delphine Chui on why she isn’t a feminist

If feminist stirrings feel like a barrier to your faith, let Notes on Feminism help you unpick the confusion and ongoing debate, while keeping God at the centre.

Notes on Love

out now

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In this delightfully witty and uplifting book, journalist Lauren Windle shines a light on the trials and tribulations – and sometimes also the triumphs – of the world of Christian dating. 

Much has happened in the last couple of generations to liberate single people in their twenties and thirties. Yet being single in the Church too often means batting off questions about why you haven’t met ‘your other half’ yet – or else being warned to ‘guard your heart’. 

Notes on Love shuns tired stereotypes and the second class-citizen status that follows so many single people around. With candid accounts of her own experiences, Lauren embraces being single in its entirety: the hilarity, messiness and despondency that are often present in equal measure. 

This is a book for anyone who has struggled with dating in Church, or who has asked themselves how to be single as a Christian only to discover there’s no right answer. Open-hearted, generous and honest, Notes on Love is an invitation to laugh, cry and know that whether you are male or female, single, coupled up or somewhere in between, you are not alone.