I picked up a book I've been looking to get for awhile (thanks to a gift card for the Western Seminary bookstore from my friend John Johnson!)
Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity Without Hierarchy by Pierce and Groothius.
This looks to be an encyclopedic treatment of the subject and a serious companion/rejoinder to Piper and Grudem's book, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism (it's funny- with the former, they've clearly copied the style of the latter- the two look like they belong together on the shelf... very, uh... complementary)
I know that until I committed to rethinking the issue, I had never picked up and read (that I remember) anything on the issue other than texts by Complementarians. Why would I? What I had been taught was the biblical position and so reading anything else from any other point of view was simply a waste of time... and in the back of mind, a dangerous playing with "liberalism."
Of course reading books like Sumner's Men and Women in the Church: Building Consensus on Christian Leadership, and Webb's Slaves, Women & Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis showed me that nothing could be further from the truth.
So, here's my request to all the Complementarians out there. This is HUGE issue for the church right now, and is only going to get bigger in the coming years. One of the problems with debate in the church is that so few accurately understand much less represent the views of those they are in debate with.
I think you owe it to yourself to understand this issue from a variety of perspectives. Owning and actually a reading a book from a perspective other than your own (I know many have done this... this advice is for those who were like me and studiously avoided it...) will be good for you.
Will you commit this next year to doing a bit of reading on this subject? From a perspective other than your own? Even if your views remain unchanged, your understanding of the issue can only be enhanced, along with your empathy for those on the other side of the debate.