Different By Design written by Carrie Sandom is about the biblical differences between a man and a woman. The author has served in student and women’s ministry for more than 20 years and the subject of the book is appealing. When I received my copy of the book I was excited to gather thoughts on God’s blueprint for men and women, as the subtitle suggests. Unfortunately, I found the book grammatically challenging and a disappointment to read! My frustration with the book is the constant use of the words “of course” and “now undoubtedly” as the author discredits many of her prior statements. The message and content of the book was overpowered by this language. It’s written as a conversation with the author and her reader, or a speech to an audience, and this writing style frustrates me. I was so distracted by the writing style that I missed the rich content and her message on biblical womanhood. I was disappointed in this book. Of course, the decision to read the book is yours.
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Carrie Sandom is Associate Minister for Women and Pastoral Care at St. John Church, Tunbridge Wells, UK, ordained in the Church of England. She has served in women and student ministry for almost 20 years. She is on the council of Reform, a network of individuals and churches committed to “reforming the Church of England from within according to the Holy Scriptures.” She trains women for Bible teaching ministry at the Cornhill Training Course in London, and she co-hosts the annual Proclamation Trust. Carrie was a plenary speaker at the 2012 Gospel Coalition National Women’s Conference in Orlando, Fla.
My Amazon Rating 1/5
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