Women in Waiting: Prejudice at the heart of the church

Women in Waiting
Women in Waiting

Recommended by Lindsey Alexander

This may not be the ideal book for a bit of light, relaxed weekend reading but it will give you food for thought.

In ‘Women in Waiting: Prejudice at the Heart of the Church’ Fife-born businesswoman, social entrepreneur and writer Julia Ogilvy has interviewed 12 of the most prominent Christian women of our time about the hurt and pain they have experienced, simply for being a female working within the Church.

Her interviewees include Dr Alison Elliot OBE, the first female Moderator of the General Assembly in the history of the Church of Scotland and Glaswegian Helen Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws, QC.

Julia, who is married to James Ogilvy, son of Princess Alexandra of Kent, also explores the links between the role of women in the Church and the suffering of women in the developing world.

The book, which is due to be launched in St Andrews next week, also gets a favourable review from Sarah Brown who described it as a “bold and uplifting read”.