In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we review What’s the Difference?: Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible by John Piper and published by Crossway.
John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He has authored numerous books.
What does the Bible say about men and women? How are they to relate to one another? These are the subjects of this excellent primer on Biblical manhood and womanhood by John Piper.
Throughout the book Piper provides compelling reasons and practical examples for why mature masculinity and femininity give men and women the greatest scope for natural, pure and mature expression. “God’s glory is the object and reason for why Christian men and women are to relate to each other as God designed them to.”
The book’s greatest strength is that it sets in focus men and women’s heart attitudes, general dispositions and intentions as the motivations from which the actions of Biblically mature masculinity and femininity spring.
Because of this, men and women can act as God has designed them to act even in difficult situations and circumstances.
For example, a man that is wheelchair bound can still be willing and act in way that is inclined to care for, provide and protect his wife even if he is physically unable to do so because he acts from a heart that desires to treat his wife as God has designed him to.
Thus, What’s the Difference also teaches that God’s glory is the object and reason for why Christian men and women are to relate to each other as God designed them to.
We highly recommended the book as a concise but thorough treatment on complementary male and female relations from a balanced Biblical view that treats God as the object and reason for how Christians are to relate to the opposite sex.
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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this review are solely those of the reviewer. They do not represent any endorsement from the publisher or retailer. Image © Copyright 2021 Crossway.