Lately there have been several resources Christian ladies may find beneficial so today I’m posting some links specifically (though not exclusive) for the ladies:
1. Carolyn Mahaney; audio message; “Beauty.” Her message to the ladies of Covenant Life Church last Friday evening (Oct 17 2008) was excellent! “I have to confess: Many times I have knocked myself out on the treadmill not because I am seeking God’s glory…but Carolyn’s glory.” Humble, honest, practical, and valuable. Worth every second of the 63-minute investment. As a husband, I found the message helpful in caring spiritually for my wife. Listen or download here.
2. Carolyn McCulley; book; Radical Womanhood: Feminine Faith in a Feminist World (Moody, 2008). Carolyn traces out the history of the three distinct waves of feminism and how God’s ever-relevant Word gives direction and hope to women. As the title suggests, to be a godly woman is radical! The book is fantastic and will easily finish in our top 10 books of the year. Very important content that I doubt could have been written more engagingly. Actually, Carolyn is one of my favorite authors and I find in her an excellent blend of a journalist’s eye with an objective and personal tone. And Wayne Grudem wrote the foreword. Carolyn is a friend and fellow co-laborer in the office! If you want more information about her latest book, click over to her book website here (the video on this page is excellent). And Carolyn’s blog is one of the finest in the blogojungle.
3. GirlTalk; blog. Ladies, likely you are already aware of the excellent GirlTalk blog. At some point this week I noticed my precious wife was being especially generous (I think it sunk in after we had grilled salmon one night for dinner and grilled steak the next). Something extra-special was happening and I think I discovered the culprit. The GirlTalk ladies have been discussing and carefully applying the words of Proverbs 31:12 to wives—“She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.” A wonderful series that started on Oct 7th. Thank you, Carolyn, Nicole, Kristin, and Janelle! Ladies, please consider extending the series on until, oh, say, Thanksgiving?
4. Margaret Elizabeth Kostenberger; book; Jesus and the Feminists: Who Do They Say That He Is? (Crossway, 2008). A more scholarly book. I read the manuscript a while back and really appreciate this work by Mrs. Kostenberger (wife of N.T. scholar Andreas). She focuses in on so-called “evangelical feminists.” Her challenge to them is clear: Are you willing to take Christ at his word? “The diminishment of biblical authority in feminism has left a vacuum that has been filled by a vast array of feminist readings of Scripture and interpretations of Jesus. These readings make Jesus an extension of feminist aspirations, domesticating him rather than allowing him to speak with his own unique voice to today’s world and church” (p. 34).
Happy clicking, watching, listening and reading, ladies!