Christian complementarity is the conviction that God created men and woman as his image-bearers — equal in dignity, but distinct in roles.
Contrary to popular opinion, these distinctive roles of men and women are not the cultural fads of a bygone era, but integral aspects of God’s good design for humanity, and therefore integral aspects toward humanity’s end — to glorify God by enjoying him forever.
Good: The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood is a unique volume from 14 different contributors who set out to cast a vision for manhood and womanhood that is rooted more in beauty than mere ideology, more in gladness than mere position. This book’s aim is to capture and highlight this indispensable accent for an emerging generation of Christians.
This book now appears in print under the title Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice.
“What makes men men, or women women, is intrinsically connected to the majesty of the God in our design. We each exist as we do in order to display that glory” (p. 4).
A fresh and engaging look at the rich, biblical teaching on gender. The world has lied to our generation: freedom and power are not found by throwing off the created order, but in recovering it. This book renewed in me an excitement to teach these concepts to a rising generation! J.D. Greear, Pastor, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina