Femininity & Masculinity

There is a great deal of misunderstanding and misrepresentation around gender roles in the church that leave men and women struggling under gender stereotypes. These resources encourage us to lean in to our gender in freeing and life-giving ways. 

 

Femininity

The Book of Womanhood by Amy Davis Abdullah (book)

This book defines womanhood from an egalitarian perspective and encourages you to be the woman of God you were created to be.  

The Dream of You by Jo Saxton (book)

If you feel like you have lost sight of who you were created to be, this book will re-center you in Scripture and inspire you to dream again and to live fully into God’s plans for your life.

Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey (book)

Don’t let the title scare you away, this book walks you through the Bible’s view of women in a way that is not only beautifully written, but inspires the reader to realize their own giftedness and potential for the kingdom.

A Woman's Place by Katelyn Beaty (book)

This book encourages women to find joy in vocation. Looking at the importance of women and work, it challenges us to explore new ways to live out the Scriptural call to rule over creation—in the office, the home, in ministry, and beyond.

 

masculinity

Malestrom by Carolyn Custis James (book)

This book points to our culture’s narrow understanding of manhood and offers a robust definition of manhood by looking at examples of men in Scripture.

Man Enough by Nate Pyle (book)

This book challenges the idea that manhood is about what you do. Instead, rather than fitting any masculine stereotype, it is about who you are. This definition of manhood is rooted in the Gospel with biblical examples of masculinity.