“God created man in His image…He created woman from man’s side to be his helper…male and female He created them.”  With these words in the earliest verses of the Bible, God establishes the beauty of His creation, forming man and woman to be “joint heirs of the grace of life.”

But you don’t have to look far to find examples of the increasing confusion in our society for the created order.  And helpful biblical literature isn’t easy to find.  Thankfully, our friends at Desiring God Ministries just published a free e-book entitled, Good: The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood.  In the introduction, John Piper writes,

“Contrary to popular opinion, the Scripture’s distinctive roles for 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…This book’s aim is to capture and highlight the glorious reality that God, after creating humans male and female, looked at his creation and called it good.”

This free book is a great read and will help you engage our world with the liberating truths of God’s Creation.  For a free download, click here.

Matthew grew up attending KingsWay and joined the pastoral staff in 2009. God has blessed him and his wife, Aliza, with three rambunctious boys. Matthew did his undergraduate work at the University of Richmond in chemistry and political science, spent a year at the Sovereign Grace Pastor’s College, and received his Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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