According to authors Elyse Fitzpatrick and Eric Schumacher, Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women exists to glorify God by seeing and celebrating the value of women in God’s word. This book asks two central questions. Where is value of women seen in the Bible? Seeing the value of women there, how do we celebrate it? They continue by saying, when the value of women is rightly seen and celebrated, their Creator is honored and glorified.
Working its way from Genesis through Revelation, Worthy gives examples of how the Bible values women. The twelve chapters cover women in Creation, in the Fall, and in the Promise. Women in Israel’s history, in Israel’s Law, Worship, and Wisdom. Women in Jesus’ Birth, Life and Ministry, Death, and Resurrection. The final two chapters cover Women in the New Testament Church and Twenty-first Century.
Questions at the end of each chapter are designed to help process what is presented. A Digging Deeper section deepens insight. Appendix chapters reinforce what was taught throughout the book.
For me, this is not a book to rush through. It is a book to spend time with, contemplating and looking for application to our lives and the world in which we live. The two chapters I appreciated most in Worthy are The Worth of Women in Jesus’ Life and Ministry, and The Worth of Women in Jesus’ Death and Resurrection.
Have you read this book? If so, what was your impression of it?
I wish you well.
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.