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mab | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jun 8 2021 11:24 AM

https://ebooks.faithlife.com/product/190909/calling-awaken-to-the-purpose-of-your-work 

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 8 2021 1:38 PM

Thanks for bringing this to our attention Mab! Smile

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 8 2021 6:12 PM

Yes Thanks.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 8 2021 8:49 PM

Ugh! Why were only men "designed for this partnership" to have a calling (or a called career), not just a job, to be able to "find a meaningful connection with God in the work they are doing right now"?

Rhetorical question. I'm not trying to start a debate, just expressing my own distaste for books like this. To each his (or her) own...

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 8 2021 9:24 PM

Rosie, I believe the same thing can be said of women who work and mothers who are at home managing the day-to-day needs of the family and wiping the snotty noses of their children. And not just married women but single women and mothers, too.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 8 2021 10:54 PM

Bill Anderson:

Rosie, I believe the same thing can be said of women who work and mothers who are at home managing the day-to-day needs of the family and wiping the snotty noses of their children. And not just married women but single women and mothers, too.

Thanks, Bill. I fully agree. I just wish books like this weren't marketed just to men, as if only men work.

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 9 2021 3:32 AM

I felt a bit bereft when I read the blurb.  What about retired men?

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 9 2021 4:49 AM

I see nothing wrong with books being aimed at a narrow target group.

There are plenty of books targeted at women. There are also books targeted at retired people. I'd be surprised if there weren't any book for working women too. Women might have different questions or struggles though. I consider it a good thing when there are some books focusing on issues of men who work, other books that focus on issues of women who work, and still other books that generally focus on issue of people who work. Not every single book has to cater to everyone.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 9 2021 6:03 AM

I suppose the author wrote to an intended audience rather than taking a shotgun approach at every man, woman, or child, dead or alive. The blurb helps us know if the book is intended for us or some other audience--which appears to be working :)     

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 9 2021 7:34 AM

Rosie Perera:
I just wish books like this weren't marketed just to men

From my Logos Library I did a search of the Logos Store with the subject:Women (176 results) and the subject:Men (30 results). It doesn't appear that men are the only ones being marketed to.

Also, a quick glance at our paper library at home reveals we have 2 shelves dedicated to women's books and 1/2 shelf dedicated to men's books.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 9 2021 9:09 AM

By the way, there's also a book covering similar topics and questions, for women:

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 9 2021 11:59 AM

At the risk of provoking a discussion that goes beyond the forum guidelines, it is obvious from the above that the place for women's experience of the faith is different, and so we can read the description of the book differently. This goes to show why it is so important that more of the significant works of Feminist and Womanist theology and biblical studies be included in Logos. The catalog is better than it was a decade ago, but so many works are still missing.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 9 2021 10:07 PM

i have to agree Jan, there are lots of Christian books targeted to specific groups. The fact that this book is targeted to Men doesn’t  mean it is implying anything about women. Within the church I don’t attend any men’s ministry activities because these tend to target husbands and fathers of which I am neither. And I could say the same about a lot of books targeted to men. But I’m fine with that. Husbands and Fathere have specific needs that should not be ignored just to make me feel included, God made us Men and Women with differences. Targeting books to those differences i have no problem. But in saying so i don’t mean any disrespect to Rosie, I just see it differently. 

Jan Krohn:

I see nothing wrong with books being aimed at a narrow target group.

There are plenty of books targeted at women. There are also books targeted at retired people. I'd be surprised if there weren't any book for working women too. Women might have different questions or struggles though. I consider it a good thing when there are some books focusing on issues of men who work, other books that focus on issues of women who work, and still other books that generally focus on issue of people who work. Not every single book has to cater to everyone.

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