1 Book You Need To Read—About Women in the Bible

Book Review for Vindicating the Vixens

Book Review: Vindicating the Vixens

 

Vindicating the Vixens revealed to me the real vixen in my spiritual life: my tendency to read Scripture with opinions and judgements. I missed some key considerations in the stories about women in the Bible—considerations that change my perception and reveal God’s heart for women (and men) in profound ways.

As a mamas, it’s important to pass on an accurate view of God through the stories the Bible teaches us. But what if we don’t see the whole picture? As a professor once told me, we need to see the world in front of the text we read so we know by which perspective to understand the meaning. Vindicating the Vixens helps us with painting that picture of the world in which the stories take place.

I don’t want to ruin all the “Ah ha!” moments for you, so I will leave you hanging, but I’ll tell you: I never had compassion on Vashti from the Book of Esther—and now I do. I always read the story of the women at the well with judgement for having had five husbands—but now I don’t judge. Curious yet?

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One Interesting Read For Christian Women (and Men)

Re-examining Women in the Bible

Mamas, how we understand the Bible—and especially women of the Bible—matters for our lives and the next generation. Biblical women are our example of how to live (and sometimes not live) as God-honoring women today. And what we share about these stories with the next generation, shapes how they perceive themselves as godly men and women.

So, I am excited to share with you a fascinating project that benefits the International Justice Mission.

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Our Children Are Not Trophies by Paul Tripp

Link-upMany times I fall into the trap of guilt for my children’s bad decisions—or pat myself on the back for their wise ones.  Pastor and speaker Paul Tripp offers us deep wisdom for avoiding this parenting trap.

In this article Paul Tripp asks:

Be honest today. How often do you ride the up-and-down roller coaster of their compliance or resistance? How badly do you want them to be successful, not for them, but for you? How personally do you take it when your kid acts like a kid in front of your peers? How frequently do you compare them with other kids?

Enjoy this great article on Jesus-focused parenting.