If you have questions regarding issues of gender and how it relates to our humanity, God’s plan for us, and our roles in the church and family, these two books are some of the best resources available today. Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood is made up of an exhaustive group of essays and articles on every relevant scripture passage along with discussions of current theological and social issues. It’s the sort of book gives you thorough answers to your questions, and with the footnotes and bibliography, it would make an excellent research resource for writing that college paper on gender issues.
Best of all, they’re both free as pdf downloads from the website of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, http://cbmw.org/.
Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood by John Piper and Wayne Grudem
“…Combining systematic argumentation with popular application, this volume deals with all of the main passages of Scripture brought forward in this controversy regarding gender-based role differences. Anyone concerned with the fundamental question of the proper relationship between men and women will want to read this book.”
“… Often what we need is a concise answer to particular questions. This is what this booklet is meant to give, by giving helpful answers to practical concerns and focusing especially on how men and women relate in the home and in the church. In doing so, it affirms the complementary differences between men and women and spells out the implications of those differences for the way men and women relate to each other in the most fulfilling way.”