I just started reading Jen Wilkin’s sequel to None Like Him (a book on some of the incommunicable attributes of God). This book – In His Image (a book on some of the communicable attributes of God) was published last year by Crossway.
Reading Wilkin got me thinking about the need for more sound women’s authors.
As some of you probably know, if you go into a local Christian bookstore and preview the resources written by women for women, those needed resources are lacking. Not in number but in quality. So, much of the women’s interest genre would fall under the category of what J.C. Ryle likes to call “jellyfish Christianity” (looking pretty on the outside but opaque and nothing on the inside).
Over my “reading career,” I have been blessed to read some sound godly women, and for those of you looking for solid books to read from solid Christian women, let me commend some to you.
- Jen Wilkin – None Like Him: 10 Ways God is Different from Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing), Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds
- Nancy Guthrie – What Grieving People Wish You Knew About What Really Helps (and What Really Hurts)
- Rosaria Butterfield – The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
- Elisabeth Elliot – Through Gates of Splendor, Stepping Heavenward, Passion and Purity
- Melissa Kruger – The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World
- Susan Hunt – Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Model for Women Mentoring Women, Women’s Ministry in the Local Church (co-authored with J. Ligon Duncan)
- Martha Peace – The Excellent Wife
- Ginger Plowman – Don’t Make Me Count to Three
- Anything from Susan Heck (Hey, what did you expect?)