Book Review: Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together

I have been waiting years for a women’s mentoring resource like this.

Book Review AdornedADORNED

Living out the Beauty of the Gospel Together

by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

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As a pastor’s wife, I have tried different times to encourage our ladies to live out the Titus 2 woman model. I used Bible Studies on the topic but I never seemed able to really get the point across. I could never explain it all well and why we should live this kind of life. Partly, I had older women I respected questioning the principle and I didn’t know how to answer them. But mainly, I didn’t have the right mentoring resource to help me.

Today, we have millennial women begging for help to find their way. But the situation is worse, the older women believe that the younger women do not want their help nor do they want to hear their message. This really isn’t true.

And I believe “Adorned” is the answer.

Nancy takes Titus 2:1-5 and dissects it nearly word for word, teaching us how to live godly lives.  This is the key. Not that any of us have arrived but the work starts in our own hearts. Then as we learn, we turn and take the hand of the one following our footsteps. Nancy speaks to both the younger women and the older women, encouraging them to do this life together. We need each other.

She divides the study into three parts: 

  1. A Woman Under God 
  2. A Woman Under Control
  3. A Woman Under Her Roof
  4. Plus, an epilog pulling it all together, A Woman Overjoyed

A Great Personal Guide for Becoming a Godly Woman

Even if ignoring the whole mentoring issue, this book has so much for any woman of any age to glean and learn from. I felt that Nancy did an excellent job dealing with each directive, but especially those “touchy” issues most of us do not want to face such as self-control and submission. Oh, there they are the “S” words. But she understands our desire to run from the word and gently explains the meaning and how “… biblical submission is a gracious gift from the Lord. A good thing. A Beautiful thing.”

A Wonderful Bible Study Tool and Mentoring Resource

Additionally, it is a wonderfully beautiful book to study together inter-generationally. Nancy offers thought-provoking questions for both the younger and older women to “Make it Personal” in addition to an entire website of resources at your fingertips. On the website, you can download group discussion questions for each chapter. I can hardly wait to start a book/Bible study using this book. A great way to start your mentoring program.

Finally, I haven’t devoured a book like this in a long time. Pick up this mentoring resource, Adorned today for yourself and another for your daughter, niece, friend, or a bride-to-be and start devouring the truth found in this book.

Striving for a Godly life;

Mandy Farmer











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