True Woman 101: Divine Design is the perfect title for this book. Mary Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss set out in this book to provide a basic biblical guideline on the topic of biblical womanhood. As God's design for manhood and womanhood grows increasingly less and less popular in the secular world and its importance minimized in the church this book serves as a calling out to all woman to know and follow God's divine design for their lives.
The book is written as an 8 week study. Each week has a two page introduction to set the stage for the topic of the week. Each day is 4 pages of a mixture of reading, Scripture references and questions. The week ends with a section called "drawing it out, drawing it in" that is meant for personal reflection to help the week's topic really sink in. The overall layout of this book is simply outstanding. From the pictures, to the quotes in the margins, to the different colored tables and charts, the aesthetics of the book are certainly appealing. The information is laid out in such a way (a short paragraph or two followed by questions) that the reader, no matter the reading level, should have much difficulty with the daily studies.
The 8 weeks cover the following areas: God's design in gender, God's design in men, God's design in women, Sins effect and marring of God's design, The battle of the sexes, Culture model vs. God's model, God's makeover to make you a biblical woman, How all of this applies to the church and your relationship with people. This book does an excellent job of covering a lot of topics, some of which (ie. women's liberation) are sure to ruffle some feathers. If the reader takes an approach to use this book and search the Scriptures then I have no doubt that it will lead her to a correct understanding of God's Divine design. I recommend this book to any woman who wants to know what God says about being a woman.
I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers to review. I was not coerced in any way to give a positive review.