6 Books That Celebrate Biblical Womanhood & Manhood

The biblical roles of manhood and womanhood are under attack from every direction in today’s culture. So, it’s vital that men and women of God arm themselves with the truths of Scripture. Here are six books that we recommend often to people at SWO. The authors effectively help readers think with a Gospel-driven perspective when it comes to gender roles in marriage and the Church.

We hope you enjoy them!

If you like this list and want to see our top picks in other categories, then go over and download our Favorite Books of SWO document. Over 129 titles are included!


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Eve in Exile: The Restoration of Feminity

By Rebekah Merkle

“In the notorious passage in 1 Timothy 2 where Paul prohibits women from teaching, I think it’s quite striking that he also discusses how she should learn. Everyone gets wound up in a snarl about the fact that she should learn “in silence,” but what they fail to notice is that she’s learning. Paul is assuming that women are to be students of the Word, and there’s never a hint that it’s more important for the men to be educated in the faith than the women. Women are prohibited from preaching theology, but it’s never assumed that they shouldn’t know theology.” – Rebekah Merkle

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Father Hunger: Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead Their Families

By Douglas Wilson

“God could have made every creature just exactly the same, all of us round and shiny like little ball bearings one centimeter across, with all the invisible serial numbers distinguishing us one from another hidden away in the decrees and secret counsels of God. And there we would all be, pretty much all of us really bored. But what He actually did was make the gaudiest show ever, which started at the beginning of our story when Adam looked at Eve for the first time and, as already noted, started speaking poetry.” – Douglas Wilson

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Let Me Be a Woman

By Elisabeth Elliot

“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.” – Elisabeth Elliot

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Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ’s Control

By Elisabeth Elliot

“I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done.” – Elisabeth Elliot

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Reckless Faith: Let Go and Be Led

By Beth Guckenberger

“On rainy days or summer evenings or during long programs designed for adults, we were not allowed to say, “This is boring” or “I’m bored.” If she even thought she smelled those words coming, she would quietly remind me that my attitude was what I made of it. If I was bored it was because I was boring.” – Beth Guckenberger

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True Companion: Thoughts on Being a Pastor’s Wife

By Nancy Wilson

“Even though our churches may differ from one another, we have one central thing: we are all called to be helpers to our very own husbands/ministers. That help will be as individual as the men we are married to.” – Nancy Wilson

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We’ve prepped this list of recommended books from our Snowbird teachers to help encourage the habit of learning! We also encourage you to read critically, evaluating every book, Christian or secular, through the lens of the Bible.

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