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Tucker, Ruth 1945-

Overview
Works: 65 works in 163 publications in 3 languages and 5,210 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: BV3700, B
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Most widely held works by Ruth Tucker
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya : a biographical history of Christian missions by Ruth Tucker( Book )

15 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised edition of a highly acclaimed textbook on the history of Christian missions.--From publisher's description
Daughters of the church : women and ministry from new testament times to the present by Ruth Tucker( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like many of the women whose stories it tells, this book has a subdued strength that should not be underestimated. Rich in historical events and colorfully written, this account spans nearly two thousand years of church history. It tells of events and aspirations, determination and disappointment, patience and achievement that mark the history of daughters of the church from the time of Jesus to the present. The authors have endeavored to present an objective story. The very fact that readers may find themselves surprised now and again by the prominent role of women in certain events and movements proves an inequality of which historical narrative has often been guilty. This book sets the record straight, restoring balance to a history that has repeatedly played down the significance of the contributions of women to the theology, the witness, the movements, and the growth of the church.--From publisher description
Another gospel : alternative religions and the New Age movement by Ruth Tucker( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guardians of the great commission : the story of women in modern missions by Ruth Tucker( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and Chinese and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katie Luther, first lady of the Reformation : the unconventional life of Katharina von Bora by Ruth Tucker( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katherine Luther, a former nun, was a decisive, assertive partner of Martin Luther, unlike most preacher's wives of her time
Women in the maze : questions & answers on biblical equality by Ruth Tucker( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spanning the course of church history from Bible times to the present day, Ruth Tucker's book tackles the issues of women's roles in a question-and-answer format." -- Publisher's description
Walking away from faith : unraveling the mystery of belief & unbelief by Ruth Tucker( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraordinary women of Christian history : what we can learn from their struggles and triumphs by Ruth Tucker( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity has long been criticized as a patriarchal religion. But during its two-thousand-year history, the faith has been influenced and passed down by faithful women. Martyrs and nuns, mystics and scholars, writers and reformers, preachers and missionaries, abolitionists and evangelists, these women are examples to us of faith, perseverance, forgiveness, and fortitude. With gracious irreverence, Ruth Tucker offers engaging and candid profiles of some of the most fascinating women of Christian history. From the famous to the infamous to the obscure, women like Perpetua, Joan of Arc, Teresa of Avila, Anne Hutchinson, Susanna Wesley, Ann Judson, Harriet Tubman, Fanny Crosby, Hannah Whitehall Smith, Corrie ten Boom, and Mother Teresa, along with dozens of others, come to vivid life. Perfect for small groups, these portraits of women who changed the world in their own significant way will spark lively discussion and inspire today's Christians to lives of faithful witness
First ladies of the parish : historical portraits of pastors' wives by Ruth Tucker( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left behind in a megachurch world : how God works through ordinary churches by Ruth Tucker( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth A. Tucker weaves together an interest in church growth and spiritual formation to provide a narrative-based look at congregations whose numbers are "plateauing." Filling a noticeable gap in literature designed to encourage the smaller church, this insightful and well-researched book opposes the idea that numbers are the only way to measure success. Tucker's unique writing will relieve small churches from the pressure to grow and encourage pastors, laypeople, and small congregations to remain open to God's work in their church
The Christian speaker's treasury : a sourcebook of anecdotes and quotes by Ruth Tucker( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not ashamed : the story of Jews for Jesus by Ruth Tucker( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not Ashamed: The Story of Jews for Jesus chronicles the exciting birth and development of this high-powered evangelistic movement. Historian Ruth Tucker presents an unbiased, clear perspective on the fresh band of youthful zealots who, led by Martin "Moishe" Rosen, took to the streets of San Francisco in the early 1970s to win their world for Christ. Their compelling sidewalk evangelism and "broadsiding" of passersby with pointed, self-published tracts, produced massive conversions in the "Jesus People" era, and almost immediate conflict with Orthodox Jewish church leaders, who held that no one could be a Christian and a Jew at the same time. Fascinating reading! From the Trade Paperback edition
God talk : cautions for those who hear God's voice by Ruth Tucker( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Usually God's silence is interpreted as a negative sign, but to Tucker, it is neither good nor bad. It just is. She discusses the voice of God as perceived in the public realm as well as the church, and she examines what scripture says about the silence of God. Later chapters address such difficult topics as anger, loss, and absence. Tucker also describes methods of listening to God, such as prayer, and, most poignantly, the silence of God in the story of the Crucifixion and the utter abandonment that it evokes. Tucker attempts to answer the questions, Who is God? and How does God relate to us? In affirming God's silence, she acknowledges the mystery of faith and belief
Parade of faith : a biographical history of the Christian church by Ruth Tucker( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part storybook, part textbook, part historical overview, Parade of Faith presents the history of Christianity in riveting fashion. Ruth Tucker adopts the metaphor of a parade, journey, or pilgrimage to explore the history of Christianity, which began as the Messiah marched out of the pages of the Old Testament and will end one day when "the saints go marching in" to the New Jerusalem. The book is divided into two chronological groupings: first, the advent of Christianity until the German and Swiss Reformations; second, the Anabaptist movement and Catholic Reformation until the present-day worldwide expansion of the church. Yet, ultimately the topic matter is not movements, dates, or a stream of facts, but instead people -- people who still have stories to tell other Christians. And with a little help from clues to their own contexts, they can still speak clearly today. This book is laid out systematically to showcase the biographies of such prominent figures within their historical settings. The pages are peppered with sidebars, historical "what if" questions, explorations of relevant topics for today, personal reflections, illustrations, and lists for further reading. Parade of Faith is an excellent introduction for undergraduate students and interested lay readers. - Publisher
How to set up your own neighborhood preschool by Ruth Tucker( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamic women of the Bible : what we can learn from their surprising stories by Ruth Tucker( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of more than fifty biblical women, with sidebars and discussion questions for small groups, Bible studies, book clubs, and personal reading
Leadership reconsidered : becoming a person of influence by Ruth Tucker( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ruth Tucker challenges conventional wisdom on leadership, making the important distinction between our common Western understanding of leadership and the more biblical concept of legacy." "Leadership Reconsidered tackles current assumptions and asks provocative questions, including: Does leadership training really make a leader? Is the Bible a guide for leadership? Is Jesus the premier example? Is servant leadership a misnomer? Is leadership inherently good, or is it a neutral concept? What do personality and charisma have to do with leadership? Is the "Great Man" theory of leadership still valid? Are women more suited to leadership roles than men? And can leaderless organizations or groups function effectively?"--BOOK JACKET
Multiple choices : a guide for women : making wise decisions in a complicated world by Ruth Tucker( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private lives of pastors' wives by Ruth Tucker( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Korean and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biographical Bible : exploring the Biblical narrative from Adam and Eve to John of Patmos by Ruth Tucker( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Biographical Bible offers an engaging overview of Scripture through the lens of the fascinating figures who populate its pages. Through insightful reflections on the lives of over eighty individuals, this unique book captures the essence of these colorful characters, warts and all. They are people who have much in common with twenty-first century people of faith. Here the reader will find a lively and insightful narrative that brings the Bible to life as no other book does
 
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Daughters of the church : women and ministry from new testament times to the present
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Daughters of the church : women and ministry from new testament times to the presentAnother gospel : alternative religions and the New Age movementWomen in the maze : questions & answers on biblical equalityWalking away from faith : unraveling the mystery of belief & unbeliefLeft behind in a megachurch world : how God works through ordinary churchesNot ashamed : the story of Jews for JesusGod talk : cautions for those who hear God's voiceParade of faith : a biographical history of the Christian churchLeadership reconsidered : becoming a person of influence
Alternative Names
Tucker, Ruth

Tucker, Ruth 1945-

Tucker, Ruth A.

Tucker, Ruth A. 1945-

Tucker, Ruth Anne

터커, 루스 1945-

터커, 루스 A. 1945-

터커, 룻‏ 1945-

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