June 5, 2017

No Little Women: Equipping All Women in the Household of God

This was a really interesting book. There were some things that I'd never thought of before. Things about what the Bible says about women and their purpose in the world and church as God created them.

Aimee Byrd is a Christian speaker and writer and I found she had a beautiful and Godly way of looking at these things.

Discernment is something she is greatly concerned about in the church, especially when it pertains to women. I could really relate on this point, and enjoyed her perspective, which was very Biblical.

She mentions many popular women authors and speakers in the Christian women's market and explains the dangers in believing everything we hear them say, just because of their popularity. Near the end of the book she gives many examples from some of their writings to help you discern the truth on your own, encouraging you to turn to Scripture for the answers.

I did feel a little uncomfortable seeing some of these names which are extremely popular among Christian women, but I understand the importance of discernment. Aimee is careful to examine the content of what they teach and not judge the person.

This is often hard to do because we can get so attached to a speaker or writer we like. But I believe, as women of God, we need to look to Him and what He has given us through His Word to test others teachings. We should never test someone's teaching by anothers teaching. And we should never test a teaching by our feelings about it. This can be extremely dangerous.

Instead, test all things by Scripture.

"Test all things; hold fast what is good." 1 Th. 5:21

This is hard work.

It's so much easier to just believe what you read or are taught, then to search for ourselves, but if we don't, then we are just learning, and never coming to the truth.

"For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." 2 Timothy 3:6-7

Theology is important in the life a believer, both for men and women.

Aimee focuses on this importance and shares in an easy to understand way, though I will say you need to read each chapter in context and not just in bits and pieces.

Aimee goes into detail about who women are in God's eyes and what our purpose is as Godly women. I found this really encouraging, as so many, throughout history, have warped and degraded our place in God's plan.

We as women of God, are equal to men of God. We as women of God, are called, as men of God are called. And we as women of God are to serve Him, as men of God are to serve Him. This may look different, but is equally important and precious to the Lord.

And we as men and women of God, were meant to work together for His glory.

This book delved deeper into things I'd never thought about before as a woman, and I so appreciated the encouragement and discernment Aimee shared.

I highly recommend it!

Buy it HERE on Amazon