Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and PracticeDenny Burk, Owen Strachan, Jonathan Parnell, Owen D. Strachan
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. But the different roles of men and women is one of the most importa... Read More
But the different roles of men and women is one of the most important and controversial topics of our time. In Designed for Joy, fourteen young leaders discuss the significance of gender, the truth about masculinity and femininity, the blessing of purity, and the challenge of raising children in a confusing world, which challenges us to embrace God’s good design—for his glory and our joy.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jul 31, 2015
- UPC: 9781433549250
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 144
- Publish Date: Jul 31, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL067000"
- ISBN: 1433549255
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- Fresh and relevant truths for today by Kelly on 12/3/2015
The book "Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice" is different from other books in that it has many authors. 15 to be exact. The foreword is by John Piper - yes, THAT John Piper, and the majority of the writers are on staff at Piper's ministry or affiliated with him in some way.
The book is anything but politically correct. The authors unashamedly defend biblical truths in the roles of men and women, whether married or single. Men and women each have roles to play that were designed by God to complement one another.
As a parent I appreciated this book for its fresh examples of raising up our children to be all that God created them to be. That it is not a mistake that they were made exactly the way they are. That there is nothing that needs to be changed or altered about the way that God knit them together in their mother's womb (Psalm 139:14.)
It is a fairly short book - 133 pages - broken down into short, easy-to-read chapters. You know a book has a talented author when they manage to blend deep theology and practicality seamlessly.
- A much needed book in an age of blurred gender lines by Danielle on 8/31/2015
I fear our identity as men and women, separate and unique yet complimentary to one another is under attack. More and more there is a blurring of the God-designed genders of male and female. Being one does not mean you are less than the other yet our young men and women seem to be growing up to believe that very thing. Designed for Joy tackles these issues from a Gospel prospective and helps clearly define why males are men and females are women and what it means for each gender to embrace their sexuality, gender and gender identity.
The book expounds on the these three pieces of an individual deeply woven together to create two separate beings: those who are male and those who are female. The nurturing nature of a woman and the save-the-day spirit of a man are God’s creation and Designed for Joy explores these issues.
This book doesn’t shy away from the issues of leadership, submission and the godly character qualities men and women should process.