What’s a Woman’s Place in the World?

Melissa Kruger | July 22, 2016


As we were pulling out of town for our family vacation, I noticed a package sitting on our front stoop. Upon opening it, I was glad to see Katelyn Beaty’s new book, A Woman’s Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World. There’s nothing like a vacation to spend some time thinking about vocation.

The topic of work and womanhood has been on my mind for years, but particularly in the past year or two. Not only am I wrestling with the issues of calling and career myself, but also my oldest daughter will be a sophomore in high school this year. We’re already discussing universities and the opportunities they afford for various vocations, which inevitably leads to the question, “What do you want to do with your life?” For these reasons and more, I welcomed the opportunity to reflect on these topics while reading A Woman’s Place.

Beaty serves as the print managing editor at Christianity Today and cofounded Her.meneutics. Overall, I found her book a helpful contribution to discussions on work and womanhood. While she and I may differ in our biblical understanding of the role of women in marriage and the…


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