Designer Women

Sneaked back onto hubby’s computer (grin) to post a quick book review

I’ve been reading Ruth Tuttle’s Designer Women: Made by God and it’s a surprisingly good read. I say surprising because when I agreed to review it I was fearful it would either be ‘stay at home and submit to the men in your life’ kind of theology that makes me cringe, or equally hard to swallow ‘out there’ feminist theology. This book is neither and I’ve really been enjoying it.

Ruth Tuttle takes a serious look at some of the women in the Bible (Old and New Testaments) and concludes that women too are made in the image of God and have a calling to get out there and explore what that means personally.

It’s very well written and easy to read. It’s well referenced too which is great. What’s interesting too is that Tuttle doesn’t stick with the most famous biblical characters – but looks at e.g. Hagar, Zelophehad’s daughters (if you don’t remember them you’ll find them in Num 27) and the crippled woman in the NT (Luke 13). Each chapter concludes with some application to women in the C21st.

The only thing I didn’t like was the poem at the end of each chapter. I think the book would have been better without it. But other than that this is an excellent read and I recommend it highly. IMHO it could be used in a Bible discussion group with great success.

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