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Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice

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“Male and female he created them.” —Genesis 1:27

It’s one of the most important—and controversial—topics of our time.

God created men and women in his image—equal in value and complementary in roles. These distinctive roles are not the vestiges of a bygone era, but integral to God’s timeless good design for humanity.

Designed for Joy includes fresh contributions from fourteen young leaders, casting a unified vision for Christian manhood and womanhood. Whether discussing the significance of gender, the truth about masculinity and femininity, the blessing of purity, or the challenge of raising children in a confusing world, this practical resource challenges us to embrace God’s good design—for his glory and our joy.

  • "Introduction: How Does the Gospel Shape Manhood and Womanhood?" - Owen Strachan
  • "Being a Man and Acting Like One" - Jonathan Parnell
  • "Masculinity Handed Down" - Joe Rigney
  • "The Happy Call to Holistic Provision" - David Mathis
  • "The Feminine Focus" - Trillia Newbell
  • "The Nature of a Woman’s Nurture" - Gloria Furman
  • "What Is Submission?" - Christina Fox
  • "Every Day Godward" - Tony Reinke
  • "Discipline for Our Good" - Andy Naselli
  • "Training Our Kids in a Transgender World" - Denny Burk
  • "Good News for the Not-Yet-Married" - Marshall Segal
  • "Purity We Can Count On" - Grant and GraceAnna Castleberry
  • "My Recovery from Feminism" - Courtney Reissig
  • "Immature Manhood and the Hope of Something Better" - Brandon Smith
  • "Afterword: The Glad Conviction" - Jonathan Parnell
A fresh and engaging look at the rich, biblical teaching on gender. The world has lied to our generation: freedom and power are not found by throwing off the created order, but in recovering it. This book renewed in me an excitement to teach these concepts to a rising generation!

J. D. Greear, President, Southern Baptist Convention; author, Not God Enough; Pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

  • Title: Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice
  • Authors: Jonathan Parnell, Owen Strachan
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Print Publication Date: 2015
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Men (Christian theology); Men (Christian theology) › Biblical teaching; Sex role › Biblical teaching; Sex role › Religious aspects--Christianity; Women › Biblical teaching; Women › Religious aspects--Christianity
  • Resource ID: LLS:9781433549281
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-04-26T18:58:00Z

The Logos edition of Designed for Joy equips you for better study with cutting-edge functionality and features. Whether you are performing Bible word studies, preparing a sermon, or researching and writing a paper, Logos Bible Software gives you the tools you need to use your digital library effectively and efficiently by searching for verses, finding Scripture references and citations instantly. Additionally, important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, theology texts, and other resources in your library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. With most Logos resources, you can take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Owen Strachan (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of Christian theology and director of the Theological and Cultural Engagement at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves as president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

Jonathan Parnell (MDiv, Bethlehem College & Seminary) serves as the lead pastor of Cities Church in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota.


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