The Gospel Centered Woman: Understanding Biblical Womanhood through the Lens of the Gospel by Wendy Alsup is full of a lot of wisdom.
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 started this book with high hopes, and I did enjoy some of the wisdom that Wendy writes about. Everything has been researched and multiple verses accompany each thought. I read this book as more of a daily devotional, she includes a lined page to write notes at the end of every chapter. Honestly, this was not my favorite book, I didn't get a lot out of it for me personally. BUT that does not mean it is not worthwhile and I will read more by this author.
"I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review".
Find out more about Wendy at http://www.theologyforwomen.org/.