Friday, March 29, 2013

The Gospel-Center Woman:
Understanding Biblical Womanhood through the Lens of the Gospel
Many Christian books written to women claim to present God's good instructions for their lives. Some expound on the value of marriage and children. Many extol the virtues of the Proverbs 31 wife. A good number teach the value of love, submission, and respect in Christian marriages. Though this book deals with these topics, The Gospel-Centered Woman addresses women from an entirely different perspective. The most important part of the Bible's instructions to women center around the gospel. Jesus' life, death, and resurrection brought about a seismic shift in our understanding of Scripture. After His resurrection, His disciples understood words written thousands of years before with a clarity they never had previously. The good news of Christ illuminates all other Scripture, including instructions to women.
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Wendy Alsup is a wife, mom, and math teacher. She is the author of "Practical Theology for Women: How Knowing God Makes a Difference in Our Daily Lives" and "By His Wounds You are Healed: How the Message of Ephesians Transforms a Woman's Identity".
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My Review:
This book was different then what I expected. It is filled with some good biblical sound information for women. It covers women in all stations of life whether it be singleness, married, divorce or widowed. It deals with the issues of submission, contentment and forgiveness. The author reminds us that what we truly need and desire can only be filled completely through Christ alone. If we look to our husbands, others or even ourselves we will be greatly disappointed. Our sufficiency can only come through Christ alone. This book can be used for self study or group study. I believe it would be better suited for a group study where you can gain from others perspective on these issues.

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