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enGendered: God’s Gift of Gender Difference in Relationship

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enGendered celebrates the God-given distinctions between a man and a woman. It concludes that the more distinction is embraced, the closer a man and woman become. Thus gender, rightly understood, is a tool for intimacy. Written in a compassionate tone and winsome style, the volume speaks to Christians who want to know what the Bible says about gender differences and why. T ...more
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published March 2nd 2015 by Weaver Book Company
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Nov 13, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: marriage-gender
I rated this book a 1-star not because it was poorly written or because I disagreed with perspectives given in the book, but because of the author's treatment of certain topics covered. Below are three examples:

1. In discussing women's roles, the author describes Deborah the judge as "assisting Barak in accomplishing his mission." While there are compelling biblical arguments for the full spectrum of stances on gender roles, some are obviously more troublesome for any given stance than others. F
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Jan 11, 2020 rated it did not like it
I was asked by a close family member to read this so I did. Completely discounts the experiences of many LGBTQ people (one of the main studies references deals with interviews of men who were previously in homosexual relationships but are now in heterosexual marriages, but there are no interviews with trans or non-binary people, lesbian or gay people who have left heterosexual relationships, bisexual people, or people with a different cultural framework for gender (e.g. many indigenous cultures) ...more
Catherine Lowe
Jul 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
A much needed and thought provoking book that encourages conversations about gender (masculine and feminine versus male and female) from a biblical perspective. I really liked how he differentiated the role of gender in close relationships including marriage, friendship, family, and church family from other relationships that are more superficial or business in nature. The author provided an outline and scripture references of "gender theology" at the end that I see being useful. ...more
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The writer succeeds in his goal of writing a "theology of Gender." It is thoroughly faithful to scripture and enlarged my thinking on the richness of the Image of God as expressed in Masculinity and Femininity. I valuable book, especially in the midst of the moral devolution we are in. Illustrations of God's grace and power in lives are throughout the book. It will make you think and plant you more deeply in that which is good and right and true. ...more
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it, truth, non-fiction
**Disclaimer: My dad published this, so yeah, I could be biased**
This was not only more readable than I thought it would be, but very enlightening. Though I have heard a lot of "church talk" about gender, I have not heard it discussed as Andreades does, causing me to think through my views on Biblical gender. Josh and I enjoyed discussing this one together and I'm glad we have hard copies to refer to. Definitely one that I will have to revisit and will shape our discussions with our kids.
Sarah Knox
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lots of good stuff. I learned lots. Highly recommend it!
Matt Chan
Jul 02, 2020 rated it did not like it
UGH. I read this book because pastor recommended it. I tried to keep an open mind but GOOD LORD. If you are stuck in the 50s or something and convinced that we should double down on gender norms, then I guess this book is for you. I'm actually quite puzzle on the purpose of this book, because it's audience seem to be people who already agreed with the author. It seemed to me that this is just another futile exercise in preaching to the choir. More annoyingly, the author hid behind a facade of ps ...more
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian
This is one of the best books I've read in quite awhile. The concepts of gender and sexuality are a huge part of our culture today, but they are difficult to understand. It's a very confusing topic: why are there even genders? do they matter? If so, why and how? This book does a brilliant job of answering these in thoughtful, deep ways that will challenge you. It changed my thinking in quite a few ways, and especially considering the confusion in our culture today I think it would be profitable ...more
Seth Channell
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The most helpful discussion was on 1 Corinthians 11 (head coverings). Interesting point that in one scenario Paul challenges the cultural distinctness of his day and on another occasion he calls the church to conform to the cultural distinctness of his day. Important point for thinking through our current involvement with our society.
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great book. Explores the theme of gender as a relationship between man and woman in marriage, family and church. Great biblical principles to help root important male-female relationships in scripture, rather than traditional or modern cultural practices.
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