(A)Typical Woman

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What does it mean to be created as a woman? The mainstream culture offers many answers, emphasizing outward beauty, independence, and self-actualization. But rather than confusing cultural norms, Christian women have something more secure to center their womanhood on: Jesus Christ. Seeking to rediscover the full reality of what it means to be female, this book looks to God’s Word to help readers avoid the temptation to belittle womanhood on one hand or glorify it on the other. With chapters addressing womanhood in singleness, marriage, working, mothering, suffering, discipling, and more, this book will help Christian women live out their callings as free, authentic, indispensable members of Christ’s mission and work.

My Thoughts

I love the message of this book. It is clear. It is based in the gospel. It is needed in our day. The writing is easy to follow and concise. The chapters are short and the discussion questions at the end are great for facilitating self-reflection and group discussion. What the book is missing is a personal feel. It feels academic to me. I wish it were more relational. This is such a personal topic that without the relational approach to writing about it, I feel like the message becomes rather sterile.

I received a copy of this book from Crossway. I was in no way required to write a positive review. All thoughts are my own.

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