A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance
by Fred G. Zaspel
Kevin DeYoung has established himself as a clear thinker and writer, and his new Men and Women in the Church provides more evidence of the same. I wanted to feature it here to give it the exposure it deserves and to encourage you to obtain multiple copies for yourself and your friends.
The roles of men and women in the church is one of the leading issues of our day, and Christians must be clear on the biblical teaching. DeYoung’s book is remarkably complete for its brevity (about 150 pages of text). As he himself acknowledges, there are other excellent books on this subject still to read (such as God’s Design for Man and Woman by Andreas and Margaret Köstenberger; God’s Design for Women by Sharon James, God’s Good Design by Clair Smith, and Women in the Church: An Interpretation and Application of 1 Timothy 2:9-15 by Andreas Köstenberger and Tom Schreiner), but his is the briefest and most accessible of all. This is the first book to get for general church distribution. The book is marked by exegetical precision, practical application, winsome presentation, and easy accessibility.
Christians need clarity on this issue – today perhaps more than ever – and this book is the quickest, easiest way to find it. Highly recommended. A “must-read” on the subject, especially for laymen. I hope this book gets the widest use!