God’s Design for Women in an Age of Gender Confusion

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Endorsements

Sharon James has given us a biblically faithful and pastorally sensitive affirmation of God’s clear design for women. In this updated version she engages with many of the contemporary debates. At a time of great confusion, she helps us to think in a positive and balanced way about this vital subject. This book is highly recommended.
Paul Mallard
Pastor
Widecombe Baptist Church Bath
I cannot commend this book highly enough. It is Biblically based, theologically robust and easily accessible to readers of all levels. Through insightful exposition and practical application it makes a vital contribution to our understanding of the debate, and is so relevant to Christian women living in the 21st century.
Gail Curry
Director of Baptist Women
Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland
My heart sang as I read this book: I found myself wanting to read more and more of it! It brings a much-needed, compassionate but uncompromising focus to what is a vital topic in these troubled times. Sharon James’ handling of the material is intelligent, honest and winsome: the breadth of her research builds upon biblical integrity and invites women into a Christ-centric freedom. She avoids the pitfalls of gender-stereotyping and also holds out the gospel to those who have been wounded in this fallen world. In highlighting all that God intends women to be, her close attention to the biblical text allows for neither smugness nor the need to apologise to society at large, which is both refreshing and liberating. I would whole-heartedly recommend this book for women everywhere who want to confidently walk with Jesus in their God-given identity.
Genevieve T Jennings
Pastoral Worker
Eden Baptist Church, Cambridge
With a historical scope that encompasses the classical era up to the #MeToo movement, Sharon James has mined the Scripture that has proclaimed Christ in every generation and found harmony and beauty in truth. This is a rare, wise and essential text to be read by men and women.
Ben Virgo
Christian Heritage London
Praise for previous editions
A word in season to give us courage to strive to be what God meant us to be.
Helen Roseveare
Helen Roseveare
Written in a compelling, compassionate, down-to-earth style that is immensely readable.
Grace Magazine
Grace Magazine
If you are going to read one book on biblical womanhood this should be it. Sharon James’ book is clearly written out of years of study as well as years of experience in a pastoral context.
Themelios
Themelios
Essential reading for both women and men in our churches.
Evangelicals Now
Evangelicals Now
A must for the woman who has young teenagers coming up and maybe going of to university with all the pressures that are coming their way.
Christian Woman
Christian Woman
A very readable yet scholarly book, which shows what a joy and privilege it is to be made a woman.
Equal But Different
Equal But Different

Talks & Interviews

Sharon James helps us see how women are to navigate the challenges of our society and yet live according to God’s design.

Articles

Translations

Published in 2007 (first edition)
Published in 2007/2015
Russian
Published in 2007
Published in 2007 (first edition)
Published in 2007/2015
Russian
Published in 2007

Additional Notes

Clear Cut Media produced a six session DVD and study guide in 2007.