From Risk to Resilience: How Empowering Young Women Can Change Everything

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Herald Press (VA)
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5.3 X 0.6 X 7.9 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author
Jenny Rae Armstrong is an award-winning writer and teaching pastor at Darrow Road Wesleyan Church in Superior, Wisconsin. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications including Today's Christian Woman RELEVANT, Mutuality, and Red Letter Christians, and her articles on gender justice and empowering women and girls have won three Evangelical Press Association awards and two Associated Church Press awards. She is the author of Don't Hide Your Light Under a Laundry Basket and a youth curriculum, Called Out! Armstrong has degrees from the University of Northwestern and North Park Theological Seminary. Covenant Companion recognized her one of the Evangelical Covenant Church's "40 under 40." Armstrong lives in northern Wisconsin with her husband, Aaron, and their four sons. Connect with her at

"Grounded in firsthand experiences and a wealth of statistics, Armstrong's critiques are trenchant and engaging. . . . A clarion wake-up call."

-- "Publisher's Weekly" (5/31/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"Jenny Rae Armstrong unapologetically challenges us to search the face of God for the sake of the world's most endangered species--the human girl. Armstrong has given us all the most generous of gifts in this beautiful book: motivation to know and care about the plight of girls and do something about it."--Belinda Bauman, executive director of One Million Thumbprints and author of Brave Souls, from foreword "Publisher's Weekly" (5/31/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"From Risk to Resilience is the most comprehensive book in understanding the plight of women in the developing world that I have read. It is well documented yet accompanied by stories that help us understand the data. I was convicted and compelled as I read it. There are solutions, and we don't have to just shake our heads and feel guilty; we can be participants in change. May this be a clarion call to all who are followers of Jesus that what breaks his heart breaks ours. We will be part of the healing solution."--Jo Anne Lyon, general superintendent emerita and ambassador of the Wesleyan Church "Publisher's Weekly" (5/31/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"Jenny Rae Armstrong's From Risk to Resilience is a bracing exposé of the current global human rights crisis that is destroying and diminishing the lives of millions of girls. This crisis occupies a wide spectrum of expression--from the deadly sinister acts such as child marriages, honor killings, and sexual violence to more benign forms, such as limiting a girl's horizons simply because she was born female. This is urgent reading for pastors and ministry leaders, parents and teachers, and anyone who longs to see God's daughters flourish!"--Carolyn Custis James, author of Half the Church and Finding God in the Margins "Publisher's Weekly" (5/31/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"I'm so grateful to Jenny Rae Armstrong for this book. Her global research on violence against girls and women is shocking, but Armstrong doesn't leave us there. Through brilliant biblical exegesis, she corrects our vision and issues a practical wake-up call to the whole church, which cannot thrive without the presence of healthy women. May this book begin to turn the tide!"--Leslie Leyland Fields, author of Crossing the Waters and other books "Publisher's Weekly" (5/31/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"From Risk to Resilience meticulously integrates relevant data, Scripture, and stories of change agents to show how empowering adolescent girls contributes to flourishing communities. Though the obstacles adolescent girls face are daunting, Jenny Rae Armstrong gracefully unpacks these challenges and equips her readers with tangible strategies for change. From Risk to Resilience is an important read for anyone invested in human thriving locally and worldwide."--Mimi Haddad, president of Christians for Biblical Equality International "Publisher's Weekly" (5/31/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"From Risk to Resilience is the most important book I've read in a long time, and it's a page-turner! Jenny Rae Armstrong weaves true stories of young women with well-researched statistics, Christian theology, and her own prophetic voice to call our attention to the ways that we, as a global society, must empower young women and fight for shalom. Read this book. You will grieve, but not for a moment without hope."--Catherine McNiel, author of Long Days of Small Things and All Shall Be Well "Publisher's Weekly" (5/31/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"I'm committed to expanding my realm of reading in a way that reinforces what I care about most. From Risk to Resilience drew me in, deepened my understanding, and provided a biblical call to action. On the way, it equipped me to invest in women of all ages and in all places, that they might flourish and fully express who God has created them to be and what the Spirit has empowered them to do."--Wayne Schmidt, general superintendent of the Wesleyan Church "Publisher's Weekly" (5/31/2019 12:00:00 AM)