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New Resource: “Gospel Meditations for Women”

I’m pleased to announce a new publication for ladies from ChurchWorksMedia.com. Gospel Meditations for Women is a month-long devotional that Joe Tyrpak and I wrote for the ladies of Tri-County Bible Church and presented to them on Mother’s Day 2009. Each day’s article suggests a Scripture reading, unpacks a portion of the passage, then concludes with an application to everyday life: “Let the Gospel affect your ____.” You can view a sample pdf here.

The booklet includes articles that are evangelistic, that focus on general Christian living, and that address singleness, marriage, and motherhood. Among other things, we suggest using it as a faith-building alternative to the dying flowers, cheap pins, and fraying bookmarks which many churches give as gifts to their ladies each Mother’s Day. (Yes, we’ve done it, too.) Instead, feed them!

The booklets are professionally printed and can be ordered at the CWM Store. The prices are as follows:

  • $2.50 per booklet if 1-9 are ordered
  • $2.25 per booklet if 10-49 are ordered
  • $2.00 per booklet if 50 or more are ordered
  • $5.00 shipping per order of any size (within the United States)

Several friends have provided helpful critiques for us, and three have offered the following endorsements:

Holly Stratton (who ministers at Clearwater Christian College and is a frequent speaker at ladies’ conferences throughout the United States):

“Wrestling with guilt and frustration, far too many Christian women are living below the privileges of their spiritual inheritance. The solution is not found in any strengthened resolve of duty, but rather in having souls settled in the blessed liberty of Christ through the sweet enjoyment of the Gospel. A union of sound doctrine and practical teaching, Gospel Meditations for Women beautifully highlights those unbinding messages of grace that so powerfully ignite joyful passion for Christ and holy living. What an invaluable resource for the Church!”

Wendy Alsup (who has written Practical Theology for Women and By His Wounds You are Healed and who blogs at Practical Theology for Women):

“Apart from gospel grace, God’s instructions to His children are weights that drown us.  But in Christ, we experience something uniquely different.  The yoke that should weigh us down instead is light and easy.  But that is only possible through constant meditation on all Christ has accomplished for us on the cross and how that empowers us to be like Him.  I love the daily lessons in Gospel Meditations for Women on what Gospel grace looks like in our churches, our homes, our relationships, and most importantly within ourselves.  We can never meditate on the Gospel too much or over apply it in our own lives.”

Dan Phillips (who blogs at Pyromaniacs and Biblical Christianity):

Gospel Meditations for Women is richly Biblical, richly Christ-entranced, and richly Gospel-centered. The manner in which Pastors Anderson and Tyrpak condense so much thought-provoking and worship-inducing content, into such a readable form, is truly a marvel. This slim book provides fertile matter for thought, reflection, prayer and action. I’m glad to commend it, without reservation, to sisters in Christ—and I’d suggest their husbands sneak a peek whenever they can, too!”

Place your order soon, and please help spread the word via blogs, Facebook, Twitter, or a note to your pastor.

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17 Responses

  1. This looks great! Any chance you would be willing to take an overseas order?

  2. Hey, Steve. I hope you’re well, friend.

    We’re glad to take order from oversees. We’ll just need to bill you for the shipping costs over $5. With that understanding, go ahead an fill out the order as usual.

    Hope it will be useful!

  3. Just curious…what was the motivation behind writing a book for women? Or do I need to buy one and read the forward to obtain that privileged information? :) I like the idea of using these for Mother’s Day gifts.

  4. A couple things, Diane. First, the desire to pastor the ladies in our own assembly. Second, the relative scarcity of intentionally biblical ladies’ resources.

    We’re doing the same for men, though, if that clarifies things. :)

  5. Two very excellent reasons! :) I’ve had enough discussions with other women recently about the dearth of solid material for women to have a great appreciation for this. There is much on the shelves that is cutesy or just plain shallow. Didn’t know if your wife has been rolling her eyes at the women’s section of the Bible bookstore as much as I have.

    I will link this on my blog. I know numerous women who would be interested. Thanks!

  6. […] say “Amen” to that!  More here, including some […]

  7. Is it possible to order/get this as a download? pdf maybe?

  8. […] I’ve been encouraged by the positive response to Gospel Meditations for Women since we introduced it last Thursday. Here are a few updates, especially germane for anyone considering purchasing it as a […]

  9. Thank you for this!

  10. […] here. See a sample pdf here. Read more info here. View previous GM4W posts here, here, and […]

  11. […] Anderson’s posts: 1, 2, 3, […]

  12. […] Gospel Meditations for Women is a month-long devotional written by Chris Anderson and Joe Tyrpak. “Each day’s article suggests a Scripture reading, unpacks a portion of the passage, then concludes with an application to everyday life: ‘Let the Gospel affect your ____.’” You can view a sample pdf here. […]

  13. […] GM4W posts: here, here, here, here, and here. (Like I said, information […]

  14. Would like to find out what to have as far as helping other women. And trying to keep me on an even keel without losing my mind. So trying to work with women will help me in the long run and try to help as well!

  15. […] Gospel Meditations For Women by Chris Anderson and Joe Tyrpak, about a 32-page booklet. Excellent. […]

  16. […] here Gospel Meditations For Men by Chris Anderson and Joe Tyrpak, with my son, not reviewed. Gospel Meditations For Women by Chris Anderson and Joe Tyrpak, not reviewed. In the Arena by Isobel Kuhn, reviewed here. Jesus, […]

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