Friday, March 17, 2017

Is The Bible Good For Women? By Wendy Alsup

Is it possible to embrace the inherent dignity of womanhood while still cherishing the Bible?Many people, both inside and outside the church, are concerned that an orthodox understanding of the Bible is threatening and even harmful to women. After all, the Bible has a number of passages regarding women that are deeply troubling and hard to read.
But is that assessment accurate?

In this fascinating look at God’s work of redemption from Creation to today, Wendy Alsup explores questions such as: 

* How does God view justice and equal rights for women?
* What does it mean to be made in the image of God?
* How have the centuries distorted our interpretation of how God views women?
* How did Jesus approach the Old Testament and how does that help us read difficult passages today?
* What is the difference between a modern view of feminism and the feminism that Scripture models?
* How does the Bible explain the Bible to us?

Using a Jesus-centered understanding to look at both God’s grand storyline and specific biblical passages, Alsup gives practical and accessible
tools for understanding the noble ways God speaks to and about women in its pages and the dignity He places on His daughters.

Pick up your copy here...

Wendy Alsup is the author of Practical Theology for Women, The Gospel-Centered Woman, and By His Wounds You Are Healed. She began her public ministry as deacon of women’s theology and teaching at her church in Seattle, but she now lives on an old family farm in South Carolina, where she teaches math at a local community college and is a mother to her two boys. She writes at and

This little book is a gem and a must read for all the ladies in my life. I wish there was a way to hand out copies to all the women in the world. It just might be a life changing book that would change the world.
It has so much good information in it. It helps get a better understanding of what the Bible tells us about women,
I would like to see women get in small groups and  use this book as a study.
I gave this book 4 stars and I highly recommend it.
I received  this book from the publisher for review. A favorable was not required and all views expressed are my own.


  1. Sounds really good. I have a couple people in mind I could gift it to.

  2. I want to read this, but I already know the Bible is good for me.

  3. Yes, I will read this and thank you.

  4. What a good idea to have a Bible study group using this book. It does sounds like one I would enjoy.

  5. I know what I will be buying for our next girls group read. Thank Mary

    1. Natalie, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  6. I may have to get a few people a copy of this for gifts.

  7. So excited for this, the title alone has me intrigued.

  8. I will tell my wife about this. She will eat it up I think.

  9. I would like that one for myself to study and read. Great review thanks

  10. I would like that one for myself to study and read. Great review thanks

  11. Hmmm.....sounds just like the book I need to answer some very important questions that I have had also. Might just have to check into this one! Thanks, Mary!

  12. I loved your review! This is going on my wish list! Thanks for sharing it.