I thought the debate on the status of women was passé. No more need to campaign, explain, burn our bras, or take to the streets. But how wrong can you be? It appears we are still some way off enjoying the respect, security and safety we anticipated. Not to mention equal pay for equal work.
In this breath-taking gallop through womanhood I have sought to use my Jewish background to re-examine the views and counterviews on the role of women throughout the Christian tradition and culture, drawing inspiration from scripture, history and personal experience.
The Contemporary Woman celebrates a host of women through the ages - from the great biblical matriarchs to the modern-day trailblazers - who have inherited a passionate determination to pursue God's radical call.
I hope it will encourage women everywhere, of every age, to follow their hearts, and inspire a new generation to discover what it means to be a woman.
My husband says if you want the men in your life, be they father, brother, spouse, colleague, son or godson, to understand and appreciate this great mystery more, buy it for them.
* The Contemporary Woman is a re-write, completely updated and improved version of her book published in 2003 called Woman, the Full Story.
Price: £14.99 (Paperback/eBook)
ISBN: 978-1529358315 / 978-1529358339
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton