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"I guarantee you will experience many aha! moments
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Leadership Coach and Author of Gifted to Lead: The Art of Leading as a Woman in the Church
"This challenging book will open your eyes, convict, and inspire. Susan's research helped me trace the roots of my conditioning around gender roles. And it left me with a clear sense of actionable steps to better advocate for myself and to create a more equitable world for the women who will come after me. An outstanding contribution for women and men in ministry, and beyond."
-- Samantha Beach Kiley
Creative Arts Pastor
"When girls or boys are socialized in gendered roles that limit what they can or cannot do, the loss can be immense to families, to communities, and to the church. Dr. Susan Harris Howell has given us a great gift: it is the wisdom of a psychologist in understanding the impact of myriad influences on our socialization throughout our lifetime. This is a book the church has long needed in light of a gender bias that limits the ways in which women or men are allowed to serve Jesus Christ."
-- Alice Mathews
Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, retired, and author of Gender Roles and the People of God
"Articulate, well-researched, encouraging, and challenging, Buried Talents uses Susan Harris Howell's decades of leadership and teaching experience to extrapolate not only the facts but the heart and struggle behind today's gender issues. Filled with resources, helpful suggestions, and engaging stories, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to identify, affirm, and develop the strengths of both women and men as we live and lead together."
-- Kadi Cole
Leadership Consultant, Executive Coach, and author of Developing Female
Susan Harris Howell has spent years helping students investigate this question. In Buried Talents, she makes clear how gender disparity in leadership is directly connected to a larger, less overt issue: gendered socialization. Howell examines gendered messages people encounter inside and outside the church in each stage of life, showing how they often create misconceptions about who women are, what they're capable of, and how they fit into God's work. As these messages pull men toward leadership, they push women away from it.
Published by IVP Academic.