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August 2018 Recommended Books for Theology for Life

Posted On July 31, 2018

This season at Servants of Grace, we’ve been taking a look at biblical gender roles and the authority of the Word of God. From attacks on the image of God, to the authority of the Word, to a man being a man and a woman being a woman, many people have a lot of questions about biblical gender roles and the authority of Scripture.

With this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, we have attempted to cover a broad spectrum of topics within this issue. We understand we haven’t covered everything, but we hope readers will grow in their knowledge and understanding of biblical gender roles from the Word of God. If you’ve found this subject fascinating and would like to study the issue further, please check out the recommended reading list below. These are at the top of this genre in both excellence and readability.

Biblical Gender Roles

  • 50 Crucial Questions About Manhood and Womanhood: An Overview of Central Concerns about Manhood and Womanhood by Drs. Piper and Grudem
  • Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice
  • Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism
  • God’s Design for Man and Woman: A Biblical-Theological Survey by Drs. Andreas and Margaret Kostenberger


  • A Godly Man’s Picture by Thomas Watson
  • Disciplines of a Godly Man by Kent Hughes
  • The Shepherd Leader at Home: Knowing, Leading, Protecting, and Providing for Your Family by Timothy Z. Witmer
  • Family Shepherds: Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes by Voddie T. Baucham Jr.
  • The Masculine Mandate by Richard Phillips
  • Date Your Wife by Justin Buzzard


  • A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Home by Jason Helopoulous
  • No Ordinary Marriage by Tim Savage
  • Friends and Lovers: Cultivating Companionship and Intimacy in Marriage by Joel R. Beeke
  • The Meaning of Marriage by Dr. Tim Keller
  • The Exemplary Husband by Stuart Scott.
  • The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace.

Parenting & Family

  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
  • Equipping for Life by Andreas and Margaret Kostenberger
  • A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Home by Jason Helopoulous

Young People

  • Passion and Purity by Elizabeth Eliott
  • Thoughts for Young Men  by J.C. Ryle


  • The Jesus Story Bible by Sally-Lloyd-Jones

I hope you enjoy reading these books as much as I have. I know you will find them helpful in your further study of these subjects.

In Christ Alone,

Dave Jenkins

Executive Editor, Theology for Life Magazine

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