Annotated Bibliography for Gender-Related Books in 2005 -- By: Oren Martin

Journal: Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
Volume: JBMW 11:2 (Fall 2006)
Article: Annotated Bibliography for Gender-Related Books in 2005
Author: Oren Martin


Annotated Bibliography for Gender-Related Books in 2005

Oren Martin

Barak Tjader

Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
Louisville, Kentucky

In this issue of the journal we profile some of the most significant gender-related books from 2005. Here is a brief reminder about the categories we are using and our intent in using them. Complementarian designates an author who recognizes the full personal equality of the sexes, coupled with an acknowledgment of role distinctions in the home and church. Egalitarian classifies evangelicals who see undifferentiated equality (i.e., they see no scriptural warrant for affirming male headship in the home or the church). Under the Non-Evangelical heading, we have classified important secular works and books that address the subject of biblical gender issues from a religious, albeit, non-evangelical point of view. This category also serves as our classification for liberal scholars wanting to retain some sort of Christian identity. Finally, under the Undeclared heading, we have listed those books that do not give sufficient indication of their fundamental stance for us to classify them more specifically.

Complementarian

Botkin, Anna Sofia, and Elizabeth Botkin. So Much More: The Remarkable Influence of Visionary Daughters on the Kingdom of God. San Antonio: Vision Forum, 2005.

This book, written from the perspective of two teenage sisters, deals with the theological framework, practice, and importance of the father/daughter relationship. The Botkins’s emphasis on the family unit and distinctive biblical roles for men and women will be appreciated, although many will disagree with a number of their conclusions and applications, as they appear to go beyond what Scripture commands.

Crotts, John. Craftsmen: Skillfully Leading Your Family for Christ. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, 2005.

Crotts opens up the wisdom of Scripture, particularly Proverbs, to instruct men on how to lead their families for Christ. Bringing rich application and

a caring pastoral perspective, he demonstrates how biblical wisdom should inform men to live wisely in the areas of work, godliness, speech, sex, discipline, and temperament. This short book contains a wealth of wisdom that will help men become the godly leaders God has called them to be as they look to Christ, the perfect wise man.

Farrar, Steve. King Me: What Every Son Wants and Needs From His Father. Chicago: Moody, 2005.

Without minimizing the role that the mother plays in raising sons, Farrar argues that every ...

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