Book cover for nonfiction Christian book aimed at women. Want something trendy and provocative but in good taste. Book needs to stand out among all the bland covers at religious bookstores. The book details common misconceptions about women in ministry and the damage these fallacies cause to believers. It's a hard-hitting, controversial book. Title: The Hiss from Hell Only Women Hear. The hiss is from the sound of the snake, which is a symbol for Satan.
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Who wants to hear from another angry white feminist?
Feminist book after feminist book begins its study of chauvinism by attacking a patriarchal church; they blame the Church for every hurt. No wonder these women can’t receive Christ’s love. They see Him and all men as oppressive and insensitive, making God and men the enemy. But we don’t battle flesh and blood, and God is never our foe. Wounded women don’t know that traditions not based in God’s word—the ones that pervert his love and make it appear that women and their work aren’t important to Him—can be traced straight back to Satan. Behind spurious teachings you’ll find his voice, the hiss from Hell only women hear: God loves men more than women. He doesn’t have any big plans to use women because they just aren’t important to his kingdom.
I know. I listened to the hiss for 18 years.
As a former editor with a Time-Warner subsidiary, the agony of soul I endured in the early years as a female Christian professional ravaged my self-confidence and left me grasping for a sense of identity. Was I receiving direction from the Holy Spirit or was I deceived? Were the ministry and career plans in my heart planted by the Lord? A lot of ministers didn’t think so. I suffered so much confusion concerning God’s will for women and my calling that honestly, there were days when I just wanted to leave organized religion behind. A hundred times I asked myself: Why does God give me dreams that He has no plan to fulfill? God doesn’t thwart men’s plans, why does He thwart women’s? How can I love God with abandon when He treats women like inferior creations?
Feminist writings on the subject devote themselves to apologetics, trying to prove that women are equal. Some succeed, some fail. Argument is what they all have in common. But that’s what’s so refreshing about The Hiss From Hell Only Women Hear: Exposing the Satanic Voice That Perverts the Love of God Through Tradition. Here is a book that handles a controversial subject—traditions in the Church that hurt women—without diatribe or silly attempts to sound academic to bolster authority that isn’t there. The Hiss exposes the real culprit for the liar he is. It deals with the hurt he causes and pours out healing truth. It draws women to God who cares and has a plan for them far better than the poisonous promises of feminism.
The Hiss exposes 11 traditions that twist God’s Word, the ones that made me believe God loves men more than women. The book is written in colloquial English (not slang), like two women chatting over coffee. It is straightforward and common sense, easy to read, devoid of preachiness, and filled with clarifying, amusing anecdotes gleaned through personal experience. It is loaded with God’s word because it is based on God’s word. I used more than 50 other sources as well, including ancient bibles from the rare book room of the Library of Congress and sermons from ancient Church fathers. However, it is written for an audience that does not necessarily have a college education. It is not a textbook.
The book is complete at 236 pages.