Carrie Miles holds a doctorate in social and organizational psychology from the University of Chicago and wrote her thesis on religion, social change, and the roles of women and men, a subject on which she continues to do research.
Her latest book, The Redemption of Love: Rescuing Marriage and Sexuality from the Economics of a Fallen World was published by Brazos Press in 2006. She is a senior research fellow at the Center for the Economic Study of Religion at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and a non-resident scholar at the Institute for the Studies of Religion at Baylor University in Texas. In addition to speaking and teaching on the Bible, marriage, and family Carrie is one of the founders of a new international ministry, Empower International Ministries, working to teach the Biblical ideal of marriage in Africa. She just completed her fourth trip in June 2008.
Carrie is married to economist Laurence Iannaccone, and they have two children, Andrew and Nicole.
Through many hours of research and four trips to Africa, Carrie Miles has adapted her original Bible study guide, Male and Female in Christ, to an African context. Shortened to focus specifically on issues of marriage and family, including the relevant Biblical texts, New Man, New Woman, New Life is easily understood and has immediate impact.
The Bible presents us with a three-part story of human relationship with God and with each other. "Once upon a time," this story reveals, human beings were created as male and female in the image of God to fulfill an ideal - a one flesh, naked and unashamed marriage that was the crowning act of creation. The second part of the story traces our rejection of the life of faith and the loss of God's abundant provision for us. This fall from grace brought division among God's creation, a striving for power over each other, and the loss of the fearless love for which God created us. The final chapter of this story, however, finds us redeemed - brought back by Christ from the bondage of the fallen world into which we sold ourselves.
This study guide explores that story, showing how redemption not only restores each one of us to wholeness with God, but also brings us back to the creation ideal of unity and equality with one another. Through it we become the New Man or New Woman, restored to New Life in Christ. New Man, New Woman, New Life: Bible Studies on Marriage, Family and Gender may be downloaded here and used at no charge by any individual or ministry group but not sold for profit. To open the file, Acrobat Reader is required.