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God’s Design for Women in an Age of Gender Confusion

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Is there anything unique about being a woman? God’s word says yes! Men and women are absolutely equal in dignity. They are also significantly different. Women are only honored (and fulfilled) when both truths are celebrated.Women are only honoured (and fulfilled) when both truths are celebrated. Read this revised edition of Sharon James’ God’s Design for Women if you want to find out about:

  • The positive impact Christianity has had on women throughout history
  • The various waves of feminism right up to the #MeToo movement
  • The Bible’s teaching about equality and complementarity
  • A survey of views on women’s ministry
  • An overview of biblical ministries of women
  • A biblical perspective on work, singleness, marriage and motherhood
  • Addresses the topics in its chapters in a self-contained way that allows readers to dip in and out as needed
  • Explores the various waves of feminism right up to the #MeToo movement
  • Contains a study guide that is useful for individuals or groups
  • Part I Christianity: Good News for Women?

Part II Feminism: Liberation or Betrayal?

  • The Demand for Liberation: Four waves of feminism
  • The Fight for Liberation: Three Strategies in the Battle of Ideas
  • The Bitterness of Betrayal:Seven Ways Feminism Failed Us Al

Part III God’s Good Design

  • God’s Design: Equality and Complementarity
  • God’s Design: Ruined, Revealed and Restored

Part IV God’s Good Design: Family, Community and Church

  • Singleness: Reflection of God’s Expansive Love
  • Marriage: Reflection of God’s Faithful Love
  • Motherhood: Reflection of God’s Fruitful love
  • Work: Reflection of God’s Creative love
  • The Church: God’s Household
  • Biblical Women’s Ministries
  • The Ministry of Comfort: Reflecting God’s Restoring love

Part V How Should We Then Live?

  • The Love that Never Dies: Purity amid Permissiveness
  • The Beauty that Never Fades
  • The Life that Never Ends
With a historical scope that encompasses the classical era up to the #MeToo movement, Sharon James has mined the Scripture that has proclaimed Christ in every generation and found harmony and beauty in truth. This is a rare, wise and essential text to be read by men and women.

Ben Virgo, Christian Heritage London

A timely re-write, taking us from Creation, through history, to the perplexing times we inhabit now. Sharon helpfully traces the feminist movement showing how thinking has changed so rapidly and fundamentally, leading to a rejection of biblical truth where Christians are now viewed as hateful and intolerant. Our challenge is to ‘have confidence to live out, and tell out, what God says about sexuality, and about how to live a truly happy and fulfilled life’. This book will equip women of all ages to do so, and will also give confidence to Christian men to live out their God-given calling, in right relationship to women.

Julia Jones, Director of Women’s courses at London Seminary, and missionary support worker with Grace Baptist Mission

Sharon James has given us a biblically faithful and pastorally sensitive affirmation of God’s clear design for women. In this updated version she engages with many of the contemporary debates. At a time of great confusion, she helps us to think in a positive and balanced way about this vital subject. This book is highly recommended.

Paul Mallard, Pastor, Widecombe Baptist Church Bath

  • Title: God’s Design for Women in an Age of Gender Confusion
  • Author: Sharon James
  • Edition: Revised and updated
  • Publisher: Evangelical Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2019
  • Logos Release Date: 2023
  • Pages: 318
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Subjects: Women › Religious aspects--Christianity; Women › Religious life; Women in church work
  • ISBNs: 9781783972630, 1783972637
  • Resource ID: LLS:GDSDSGNGNDCNFSN
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-08-14T16:19:22Z

Sharon James studied history at Cambridge University, theology at Toronto Baptist Seminary, and has a doctorate from the University of Wales. She helped establish the Women's Ministry Team for the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC), and led the Women's Ministry Team at Emmanuel Church, Leamington Spa for many years. Sharon has spoken on biblical womanhood to women in many different countries and cultural contexts.

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