Release Date: January 1, 2013
Buy It: Amazon
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.
I found this book very hard to follow. First of all, the ebook I had did not show up normally on my Kindle Fire so it was difficult to read which was very distracting. Also, I felt fairly lost through the first part of the book, and my mind often wandered to other topics. The ending became better, and focused on women who are not married or with children. Once that happened I felt I could connect with it better. It's not a bad read, just not for me.