How the Gospel Interrupts the Ordinary
Can housewives be theologians too?
Every married woman is a housewife and everyone – male, female, factory worker or homemaker, is a theologian of sorts. Everybody has a theology – their beliefs about God. And our theology shapes our perception of womanhood, beauty, our thought life, identity, sexuality, relationships, and our thoughts on sin, culture, the church, and discipleship.
But women today are bombarded with a mass array of varied and mixed messages about our worth and our contribution to both our homes and society; it makes these issues a struggle for us all. Housewife Theologian is a discipleship tool that can be used in a small group or workshop setting in your local church to help all women examine if their life is congruent with God’s truth revealed in his Word.
Author Aimee Byrd’s goal is that women get the help they need, and which is available in the gospel, to further understand their calling, encourage one another, and to share their successes and failures as they learn how the gospel of Christ interrupts the ordinary.
About the Author:
Aimee Byrd is just an ordinary mom of three who has also been a martial arts student, coffee shop owner, and Bible study teacher. She is also author of No Little Women and she now blogs about theology and the Christian life and co-hosts The Mortification of Spin podcast.
“This is a fine book, written with gusto and infectious enthusiasm by a lady who glories in the counter cultural role of being a housewife and yet moves beyond that to delight in the character of God himself, the salvation he has wrought and the lives he calls his people to live. Frankly, if I had a feminine side, I suspect this book would have put me in touch with it. Thankfully, I don’t — but the Housewife Theologian almost makes me wish I did.”
— Carl R Trueman,Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA; and Pastor, Cornerstone Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Ambler, PA
“Aimee Byrd has created a resource that will benefit women tremendously . . . [and] will certainly facilitate some fantastic discussions in your small groups.” — Gloria Furman, author of Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home
“With wisdom, warmth, and wit, Aimee challenges women to think biblically about all of life.” —Susan Hunt, Author of The True Woman: The Beauty and Strength of a Godly Woman
“Aimee Byrd turns the word housewife on its head, bringing it back to life.” —Trillia Newbell, Editor of Karis, the Women’s Channel at The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
Table of Contents:
1. I am Woman
2. In the Eye of the Beholder
3. Do You Mind?
4. Hear Me Roar
5. Here We Stand
6. Welcome In
7. My Two Pence Worth
8. The Lion’s Tooth
9. Girl Interrupted
10. What About Sunday?
11. The Other Six Days
12. Expensive Grace