Dr. Everett Ferguson is a true scholar who finds the answers to important questions of doctrine and practice through a careful examination of scripture and the practice of the early church. In his book "Women in the Church" he applies these practiced skills to determine whether women may lead in the public worship of the church. His study of the relevant scriptures is sound and his applications to current worship practices are clear. Although his approach has depth, his presentation is easy to read. Stafford North, Distinguished Professor of Bible, Oklahoma Christian University.