It’s a book all about women and Jesus, but not just for women. It’s a book for all of us about Jesus as we see him from the perspective of his female followers.

In Jesus through the Eyes of Women: How the First Female Disciples Help Us Know and Love the Lord (TGC), Rebecca McLaughlin explores the life-changing accounts of women who met the Lord. By entering the stories of the named and unnamed women in the Gospels, this book gives readers a unique lens to see Jesus as these women did and marvel at how he loved them in return.

If you’re like me, you might be surprised by just how much we can learn. Of course, I knew all these stories by reading them over the years. But I had never seen them together this way. And I didn’t sufficiently appreciate either their diversity or their first-century oddity. The only reason they don’t stand out more to us today is that we live in a world revolutionized by Jesus’s treatment of women. 

Many of you will be familiar with Rebecca’s work through such books as The Secular Creed, Confronting Christianity, and another new book, Confronting Jesus: 9 Encounters with the Hero of the Gospels, published by Crossway and TGC. She joined me on Gospelbound to discuss the Gnostic Gospels, feminism, and more.