Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Gospel Centered Woman - Book Review

The Gospel Centered Woman at it's core, is a Christian bible study book written for real women believers...those of us who deal with real life issues, which is all of us once we realize we won't ever be that perfect Proverbs 31 woman...at least in our fairy tale vision.  We need to focus on Jesus and his gospel and be his real believers.  

This is an in-depth study.  Instead of focusing on what women studies sometimes follow...our roles in our family, loving our spouses, respect...Wendy takes us through being a woman focused on Jesus's life, death and resurrection.  The simple, but sometimes hard to remember, truth.
 
This book was a good read, it was written in conversational style so it was easy to follow.  Because of this style, however, it was also dry in places in my opinion.  I like the premise of the book and she uses scripture to back the ideas and I think it would be less dry in a group setting with my bible study friends :-)  Wendy has definitely done her research and uses real-life examples.  I think I would be interested in trying another of her books to compare.


About the Book:
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. 
 
Link to buy the book: http://ow.ly/jgKJd

Meet Wendy:

 
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". 
 
Find out more about Wendy at 
 



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Disclosure : I received this book free from Zondervan through Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review, the opinions expressed above are my own.

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