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

An important new figure has appeared on the center stage of American evangelicalism—the celebrity preacher’s wife since the 1970s. Although many evangelical traditions club females from ordained ministry, a lot of women have actually carved down unofficial jobs of energy inside their husbands’ spiritual empires or their ministries that are own. The largest stars—such as Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer, and Victoria Osteen—write books that are bestselling grab high ranks on Christian tv, and also preach. An acclaimed historian of religion and the author of the bestselling memoir Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved, offers a sympathetic and revealing portrait of megachurch women celebrities, showing how they must balance the demands of celebrity culture and conservative, male-dominated faiths in this engaging book, Kate Bowler. Continue reading “The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Energy of Evangelical Women Celebrities”