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  1. Amy Merritt Amy Merritt says:

    My reasoning for giving this book a low rating isn't to do with the content itself but so with the the title and its implications A better title for this book would be Practical Theology For New Believers There is zero content in the book specific to women or our role; rather it is called Practical Theology for Women based on the assumption that because you are a woman you must know nothing about theology and find faith intimidating and something better left to men In doing this it feels like it's just reinforcing the stereotype it claims to want to fight That being said the content is good scripturally sound and gives good basics for those new believers it should be named for

  2. Renee Young Renee Young says:

    I once was told by a supposed christian that theology was fictitious man made system and a waste of time I haven’t been able to shake those comments since because I know how ignorant it was So what is theology? It’s the “study of God—who he is and what he does” 27 or an understanding of God’s character “that comes from Scripture alone” 64This book is a great introduction to orthodox Christianity I would recommend this book to every new believer women who have been in toxic therapeutic women’s ministries those who are intimidated by studying Scripture and any women who longs for a deeper understanding of sound doctrineAlsup provides detailed insight to her personal trials and her wrestling over God’s character as revealed in the Bible She outlines many of the Lord’s attributes and points us to the authority of all of Scripture Theology isn’t just for scholars and men though women tend to traditionally stand clear of a rich study of our great GodThe one thing I appreciated the most in Alsup’s book was her use of rhetorical and thought provoking uestions that cause for real reflection by the reader This book may be slightly repetitive and elementary for someone who is well versed in doctrine; however I found this book to be helpful in refreshing me in God’s sovereignty and refocusing me on the seamless narrative of all of Scripture“Proper theology is not complex but it is fundamentally important for all believers because knowing our God and understanding his character are essential tools that enable us to exercise wisdom in our daily lives” 61

  3. Marianne Marianne says:

    This book came highly recommended by two pastors wives so I was eager to read it despite my general dislike of the for women theology genre While the author is dead on in the biblical truth that we need to take our thoughts captive with and that we must tell ourselves what is true about God from his Word her pendulum swings too far in the direction of the head and mitigates or even ignores the heart This is likely a reaction to the over emphasis of feelings based Christian books for women but the cost is middle also biblical ground which encompasses both

  4. Jessica Manuel Jessica Manuel says:

    This is a small clearly written overview of theological concepts Unlike many women's ministry books there is no fluff and only a small amount of anecdotes to help the reader with application These anecdotes show that the author is both honest and open yet focused on God rather than herself The author grounds each concept in scriptural references and uses a variety of translations and word studies to help solidify the profundity of God's word

  5. Angela Angela says:

    This is a wonderful book for new and old Christians alike While there was no new content to me the author does a great job of presenting truths I already know and reminding me why they are important The language of the book is straight forward and easy to read perfect for a new ChristianWhile there is no content specifically for women I believe the title was chosen to encourage women that theology is not above them I hear from so many women who have been taught or think that spiritual truths can only be gleaned by trained professionals so they don't need to bother with Bible reading Alsup shows any Christian should desire to know God personally and any Christian can study God's WordI recommend this even if you've been saved for years If nothing else it's a beautiful reminder of what we have in Christ

  6. Megan K. Brown Megan K. Brown says:

    Practical Theology for Women How Knowing God Makes a Difference in Our Daily Lives by Wendy Horger Alsup is an immensely helpful resource for growing believers or those who desire to step out of the malaise of perpetual infant Christianity into greater spiritual maturity The new or stagnant Christian will find much to facilitate such growth here Alsup walks the reader through her own remarkable and yet ordinary spiritual journey of growing in faith trust and dependence on God She then convincingly argues the case for why women should care about theology at all Finally she guides us through the attributes of God and our responses to Him Alsup writes simply and clearly which will be appreciated by those who are most likely to be drawn to this book She is extremely practical being consistent with her title by raising uestions and then actually answering them in a precise and unambiguous way This will no doubt be very satisfying and helpful to those who have been frustrated by other Christian authors who assume too much of their audience For example she spells out in the finest detail how to live a life with joy despite our circumstances in chapter 10 How liberating this would be to encounter early in one’s life as a believer One could sit through years of sermons without ever gaining a full picture of this I speak from experience Probably my favorite portions are in chapter 9 I love how she fleshes out kenosis I unfortunately learned the truth about Christ like humility not thinking of oneself at all later in life I’ve only read articles written by Wendy Horger Alsup before It was nice to delve a little deeper into her writing Highly recommend

  7. Christabelle Christabelle says:

    I really enjoyed this The verses were spot on and the chapters were short I love that the focus is Jesus and the theme of his redemption woven throughout the Bible I remember the joy of discovering that Jesus is the Prophet mentioned by Moses in Deuteronomy so when the author mentions the beauty of seeing the connections between Jonah and the gospel between Judges and Jesus Christ I could relate Her story of God's faithfulness was encouraging and set up the practical aspect of the book well Anyone daunted by the thought of theology or wondering what to do with it should read this book

  8. Julia Forrester Julia Forrester says:

    Wendy does a great job of writing a very approachable short concise book on the basics of the Christian faith Are you wondering what Christians really believe? Wendy does a great job of explains the basic doctrines of the Christian faith in words and examples that anyone can understand This book is for the new Christian that is trying to understand her new faith This book is for the woman who has gone to church her whole life but not sure how God and theology have anything to do with the day to day grind This book is for the mom who needs to be reminded of the importance of teaching these doctrines to her children This book is for every woman

  9. Sarah Navey Sarah Navey says:

    this is a great little book jam packed with gospel truths My least favorite part about this book was that it was called Practical Theology for Women when really it was just theology for everyone with a bird on the front However I understand she was targeting women because women desperately need to know their theology but are typically too busy too overwhelmed or too afraid to try Wendy lays down some thick theology in this book but it is in no way heavy or overwhelming the chapters are broken into small sections so anyone can manage to read a little bit every day I believe whether you're new to the faith or have been a Christian your whole life this is a book you should read and gift to others

  10. Lindsey Haro Lindsey Haro says:

    A really great start for any woman wanting to know about theology

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