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Foundations for the Family Series (2 vols.)

Format: Digital
, 2002


Explore leading ministry professionals’ views on gender roles and their effects on families with the Foundations for the Family series. Editors Wayne Grudem and Dennis Rainey have assembled a team of distinguished writers to argue that egalitarian views destroy God’s ideal for your relationships, marriage, and life purposes. They offer their perspectives—both personal and practical—on significant issues in modern Christianity, such as the meaning of submission, male and female roles, and the history of egalitarian interpretations of Scripture. They cover practical topics for pastors and give applications for real-life ministry.

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Key Features

  • Adds a new dimension to family-focused studies by including applications for real life ministry
  • Offers a comprehensive view of a biblical perspective for defining our created gender differences from today’s leading experts.
  • Offers personal and practical perspectives from the editors
  • Discusses the history of egalitarian interpretations of Scripture

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Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood

  • Editor: Wayne Grudem
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 304

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For years a debate has raged over how to define true masculinity and true femininity. While there is agreement that men and women share equally in the privilege of being made in God’s image, some views of manhood and womanhood blur God-given gender distinctions.

Wayne Grudem assembled a team of distinguished writers to show how egalitarian views destroy God’s ideal for your relationships, marriage, and life purposes.

Pastoral Leadership for Manhood and Womanhood

  • Editors: Wayne Grudem and Dennis Rainey
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 300

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As the shepherd of the flock, a pastor has many responsibilities—few as great as leading and training families. The pervasive attitude and beliefs of the world have only added stress and confusion to this task. Sixteen highly regarded men and women help bring clarity and guidance to this important issue. They tackle practical topics such as how and why to preach on biblical manhood and womanhood, putting the Internet to use, church discipline, small groups, and handling domestic violence. They discuss the personal applications within the pastor’s marriage, and they examine the biblical views of ministering to singles, homosexuality, leadership and submission, and much more. This compilation is thorough, potent, and a must-have for any pastor’s library.

Dennis Rainey writes, “Today our nation suffers from a sickness of the soul because our families are weak.” People in our society suffer from broken hearts, dull marriages, or rebellious kids. Marriages are crumbling, more and more couples are merely living together, singles are lonely, and homosexuality is becoming more “accepted” in popular culture. How can you confront these challenges and make the most of the widespread opportunities for ministry to families today?

The conviction of the editors of this Foundations for the Family Series volume is that family ministry in your congregation begins with your own family. Wayne Grudem and Dennis Rainey gathered a group of prominent Christian leaders to provide wisdom for people who want to see the Gospel flourish in their church families. Their essays touch on building strong marriages, confronting domestic violence, reaching out to singles, and more.

Dennis Rainey is the executive director and co-founder of FamilyLife. He also hosts the nationally syndicated radio program FamilyLife Today, which airs daily. Dennis and his wife have been on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ for 27 years.

About Wayne Grudem

Wayne Grudem is Vice President of the Counsel on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and Research Professor of Bible and Theology at Phoenix Seminary.