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Longing for More


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"This is a book filled with wisdom, truth-telling, encouragement and practical help for today's Christian woman struggling with issues of marriage and parenting, identity and work, as she seeks to know and follow Jesus. I found it enjoyable reading as well as challenging."--Rev. Dr. Roberta Hestenes, minister-at-large with World Vision International, and founder of the Hestenes Center for Christian Women in Leadership
"This book is a substantive, gut-level, practical and well-researched piece of writing that deals with real-life issues from a vibrantly biblical perspective. To women and men who are confused by the welter of conflicting definitions of gender, roles and sexuality that is currently thrown at them, the author offers excellent, biblically grounded guidance for the development of authentic Christian womanhood. I predict that this work will become a classic textbook for Christians in quest of wholesome, God-honoring, biblically accurate answers to some of the most urgent personal issues of the day."--Dr. Gilbert Bilezikian, professor emeritus of biblical studies, Wheaton College, and author of Beyond Sex Roles
"As I was reading this manuscript I circled many paragraphs, scribbled down many quotes and scattered hundreds of exclamation points in the margins but I keep going back to one line in particular: 'It is time, ' writes Ruth, 'to stand for what you believe and never look back.' I spent many years of my adult life plagued by fear and by a litany of falsehoods. In the future I want to stand strongly and firmly on the side of courage, on the side of truth, on the side of goodness, on the side of the revolutionary gospel of Jesus. Longing for More challenges, encourages, motivates and empowers me toward that end. Thank you, Ruth."--From the foreword by Lynne Hybels, author of Nice Girls Don't Change the World"
"I have often wished that women would tell each other the truth that we would not stand idly by and watch our sisters scrounge around in the dirt of trial and error searching for answers. I am deeply grateful to Ruth Haley Barton for being brave, honest and loving enough to share Longing for More with all who seek to know a God who gives us the courage to be our best selves."--Rev. Brenda Salter McNeil, author of The Heart of Racial Justice"
"I see dozens of women who are walking a straight line to frustration and bitterness. Longing for More really could bring them freedom. Ruth Haley Barton offers a straight line a narrow but liberating way to joy in the Spirit."--Dr. Larry Crabb, author of Shattered Dreams and The Pressure's Off"
"With an honest voice, Ruth Barton helps women move away from small ideas of what we should be, think and do, and instead embrace the enormity of our calling in Christ. This book is an invitation to drink in the rich truths that free us to live as his disciples in the whole of our life--in marriage, motherhood, friendships, and in service to the church and the world."--Andi Ashworth, author of Real Love for Real Life: The Art and Work of Caring

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