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Bobbed Hair, Bossy Wives, and Women Preachers Paperback – August, 2000

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 91 pages
  • Publisher: Sword of the Lord (August 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873980654
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873980654
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,440,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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56 of 70 people found the following review helpful By mike on March 26, 2011
Format: Paperback
When I was a child, my father read this book to my brothers and I at the dinner table.
Long story short, this book is basically an attempt by seriously disturbed fringe sects of the religious right to rape our minds.
...actually, I may even have to apologize to the religious right. This is far beyond their craziness.

I sincerely hope that anyone who decides to read this book is separated from the rest of society by means of a dungeon or some other medieval torture rack, as the concepts discussed in the book are clearly an attempt to bring us back to the dark ages.


Thank you mom for divorcing the sick bastard (dad) who exposed us to this trash!!!
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57 of 73 people found the following review helpful By JR Corry on October 14, 2007
Format: Paperback
Please don't be fooled by the title; Rice doesn't merely speak against bossy wives, or even just against women pastoring. If he did, I'd find him a lot more forgivable; not only do I agree that wives shouldn't be bossy, but I know that many truly Godly men (and women) believe that the Word of God doesn't allow women to pastor. No, this guy goes a lot further than that: he outrightly says that men may rule their wives and he forbids women (or tries to) from even teaching anyone with male organs. And then, to top it all off: He doesn't believe that women may cut their hair. Yes, you read that right. Now, I've heard many, MANY stupid things in my time, but I'd say this is the red nose that completes the clown's face. I had to laugh rather than rage when I saw this book, because it's obviously the sort that only extremely naive and possibly cultish women will buy into.

Truth be told, it was this guy's arrogance that really did him in for me, as well as the fact that some women have really been hurt by this. On the first page alone, Rice mentions a friend of his who wisely told him that he was wasting his breath and that no woman would listen to him. Rice says, "Well, this man was mistaken, and I have proved it. Many women now wear their hair long because they've heard me teach and preach on the subject and some women have even refused teaching Bible classes with students of both sex because the Bible outrightly forbids them to teach men."

Firstly, Rice, the only Bible that condemns women teaching men is the one that exists in your own mind. Even if the Bible did forbid women pastoring, it sure as heck doesn't forbid them teaching men. Just ask Deborah, Huldah, and Phoebe.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. M. Larson on December 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
Women shouldn't be bossy wives. And I can accept arguments against women preachers...but he's not kidding about condemning bobbed hair. He really does, and his argument is very, very unscriptural. He says that men are not to dress as women and women are not to dress as men (ok, the Bible does say that). But I think the Bible is talking about true cross-dressing. The Bible does talk about long hair in a way that was cultural, therefore, it was using long hair as an example of how a woman should be femenine and not rebellious to culture (no longer does long hair symbolize this!).

Ok, so the problem is that he has a very false idea of God and man. Rice says that God is a masculine God. He fails to see that there are positive attributes that tend to be more femenine-like gentle, loving care and mercy. To deny that God (who is above gender) can have any feminine attributes denies God's ability to be gentle and loving.

Rice takes this further and says that only men are made in the image of God. false. What a horrible thing that Rice twisted the Word of God into a way in which to enslave women.

I'm not a feminist. I actually have longish hair. I just hate it when men twist God's Word into a way in which to subjegate women.
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dekon on June 11, 2014
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It is nice to read a book in which the author takes a Biblical stand rather than a popular stand. This is so much better than the drivel that passes for Christian books now. The author thoughtfully looks to Scripture to find the answer to these questions. Those who hate the Bible won't like this book.
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