A Woman’s Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World by Katelyn Beaty. Women today inhabit and excel in every profession, yet many Christian women wonder about the value of work outside the home. And in circles where the traditional family model is highly regarded, many working women who sense a call to work find little church or peer support. In A Woman’s Place, Katelyn Beaty, former print managing editor of Christianity Today, insists it’s time to reconsider women’s work. She challenges us to explore new ways to live out the Scriptural call to rule over creation—in the office, the home, in ministry, and beyond.
The Measure of Success: Uncovering the Biblical Perspective on Women, Work and the Home by Carolyn McCulley. Whether you are married or single, young or old, and whether you work inside the home or in the marketplace, the Bible offers a rich vision of women utilizing their God-given gifts and a call to productivity – in a wide range of roles. Far from the stone-throwing arguments that often occupy the discussion around women, work, and the home, McCulley show how the redemptive message of the gospel allows the Bible’s teaching on the role of women to coexist with ambition. It creates a fresh vision for the profit we all gain from encouraging female contribution in the home, society, and church.
Wonder Woman: Navigating the Challenges of Motherhood, Calling, and Identity by Kate Harris. Conversations about the role work plays in women’s lives are tense – both inside and outside of the church. From the debate over whether women can “have it all” or “attain balance” when it comes to work and family, to the perceived “ambition gap” that keeps women from embracing their potential, to the strain between women who spend their days in the corporate sector and community, emotion around these topics runs high. In this short, pithy book Harris offers a strong theological model women can use to guide their vocational choices. It’s rich, readable and definitely worth your time.