Editor’s note: The following book review appears in the Fall 2020 issue of Eikon.
Susan Hunt. The True Woman: The Beauty and Strength of a Godly Woman, Updated Edition. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2019.
The True Woman by Susan Hunt has been accurately regarded as a classic since its publication in 1997. The updated 2019 edition at the very least serves to remind us to revisit this volume. To paraphrase the author, the concepts have not changed but her understanding of them has definitely expanded. Readers who seek to learn from her wise teaching are the beneficiaries of her updated thoughts and illustrations in this new edition. If making the case to be a true woman according to biblical standards was considered countercultural twenty-three years ago, it is off the charts now in the midst of our sweeping societal changes.
The book is organized into three sections. Part one sets up the thesis well and is titled The True Woman Versus The New Woman. Hunt…