What does it mean to be created as a woman? The mainstream culture offers many answers, emphasizing outward beauty, independence, and self-actualization. But rather than confusing cultural norms, Christian women have something more secure to center their womanhood on: Jesus Christ. Seeking to rediscover the full reality of what it means to be female, this book looks to God’s Word to help readers avoid the temptation to belittle womanhood on one hand or glorify it on the other. With chapters addressing womanhood in singleness, marriage, working, mothering, suffering, discipling, and more, this book will help Christian women live out their callings as free, authentic, indispensable members of Christ's mission and work.
“God is calling Christian women not to be typical, but to be faithful, joyful, and fruitful—in a hundred significant good works prepared before the universe existed. Abigail Dodds is a proven voice for truth among today’s cacophony of counsel for women. Her passion is that women love being God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated women. This is not the portrait of womanhood painted by the world. Therefore, she is not calling for something easy, but something courageous. I hope you consider her challenge.”
--- John Piper,Founder and Teacher, desiringGod.org; Chancellor, Bethlehem College & Seminary; author,Desiring God
“(A)Typical Womanreminds readers to break the mold of Christian stereotypes while resisting the untrue, pliable ideas of the world. This was a deep, thought-provoking read that challenges us to find our identity in Christ alone.”
--- Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler,Cofounders, Risen Motherhood
“Abigail Dodds presents a gospel-centered and gospel-saturated approach to the topic of womanhood. She points women to our identity in Christ and encourages, challenges, and exhorts us to live in light of our union with Christ. This book is for any woman in any season.”
--- Kristin Schmucker,Founder and CEO, The Daily Grace Co.; Bible study author
Abigail Dodds shows how the Bible affects all areas of life for the Christian woman. Where many books for women forget about the women who aren’t married with children, (A)Typical Woman speaks to the single woman, the working woman, the discipling woman; women in many stages of life. I found this book hard to put down. A very enjoyable and practical read!