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Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible

Click here for a copy: What’s the Difference?: Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible

The topic of manhood and womanhood is still strongly debated and still greatly impacts our society. For Christians, there is no doubt that the Bible must be the last word. But what does it teach about true manhood and womanhood? And how does its teachings affect our roles in the home, the church and the wider society? Noted pastor, author and Bible scholar John Piper looks at these important questions in a positive, sensitive light–with conclusions that encourage men and women to live out their unique differences in a fulfilling, godly way.

Excerpt

“Over the years I have come to see from Scripture and from life that manhood and womanhood are the beautiful handiwork of a good and loving God.  He designed our differences and they are profound” (p. 13-14).

John Piper examines gender issues from a biblical perspective, showing how the teaching of true biblical manhood and womanhood affects the roles of men and women in the home, the church, and the wider society.

Table of Contents

Foreword By Elisabeth Elliot
1. What’s the Difference?
2. The Meaning of Masculinity
3. The Meaning of Femininity
4. The Biblical Vision of Complementarity
5. A Closing Challenge to Men and Women


50 Crucial Questions

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By John Piper & Wayne Grudem.

John Piper says,
“This is the booklet I return to most often in dealing with the knotty issues of manhood and womanhood in ministry.”


The Bible's Teaching on Marriage and The FamilyClick here for a copy: The Bible’s Teaching on Marriage and the Family

“Incredible as it may seem, we can no longer assume that people in our culture understand what the proper definition of “marriage” and “the family” is. Not only is this a sad commentary on the impact of same-sex marriage activists on our society, it also shows how the culture’s memory of the biblical tradition on which it is largely based is fading fast. What is marriage, Biblically defined? And what is the biblical definition of a family? In this brief treatise on marriage and the family, we will take up these questions and proceed to discuss a number of related matters, such as singleness, divorce and remarriage, and homosexuality, in an effort to develop a full-orbed understanding of the biblical teaching on the subject.” – AJK

Review:

“Anything Andreas Köstenberger publishes is worthy of attention. His international education and experience, his teaching career, and his Christian character make him an author to be read with both care and anticipation.” –Mark Dever.

About the Author

Andreas J. Kostenberger is the Director of Ph.D. Studies and Professor of New Testament at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS) and founding president of Biblical Foundations, an organization with the aim of “restoring the biblical foundations of the home, the church, and society.” Dr. Kostenberger holds doctorates awarded by Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) and the Vienna University of Economics. His publications include the commentary on John in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Series, and God, Marriage, and Family. With Peter O’Brien, he wrote Salvation to the Ends of the Earth, and The Book Study Concordance with Raymond Bouchoc.