We live in a cultural moment where the definition of “woman” eludes the keenest of thinkers and brightest of scientists, where one’s biological sex and one’s gender are divorced, where the meaning of gender itself is a constantly moving target, and where girls and women, especially, struggle to know who they are.

Where societal confusion has naturally ensued from this state of affairs, and Christians especially wonder how to think and respond to it, Katie J. McCoy offers a clear and helpful guide in her debut trade book, To Be a Woman.

In these pages, Katie will help you understand:

  • why, as a culture, we’ve arrived in such a place of gender confusion
  • what the relationship is between biological sex and gender, and why this relationship is so crucial
  • the truth about gender transitioning, including the irreversible damage of hormone therapy on the female human body
  • common myths and misunderstandings in the gender debate
  • what Scripture and science have to say on the matter
  • ways to respond in a Christlike way to loved ones struggling with gender identity

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the author

Katie McCoy es la Directora de Ministerios Femeniles en Texas Baptists. Tiene un doctorado en Teología Sistemática del Southwestern Seminary (TX), donde enseñó durante cinco años. Katie ha realizado investigaciones sobre los patrones de justicia para las mujeres en la ley del Antiguo Testamento, la intersección de la teología, el género y los estudios de la mujer. Katie da conferencias y escribe frecuentemente sobre género y temas de la mujer. Es autora de Ser mujer: Confusión sobre la identidad femenina y cómo pueden responder los cristianos. A Katie le encanta hornear (o como ella menciona “simplemente desordenar la cocina”) y la tienda con artículos de organización es su "lugar feliz".    Katie McCoy serves as Director Women's Ministry at Texas Baptists. She holds a PhD in Systematic Theology from Southwestern Seminary (TX), where she served on faculty for five years. Katie's research includes the patterns of justice for women in Old Testament laws as well as the intersection of theology, gender, and women's studies. She is a frequent speaker and writer on women's and gender issues. She is the author of To Be a Woman: The Confusion Over Female Identity and How Christians Can Respond. Katie loves to bake (or just make a mess in the kitchen) and the Container Store is her "happy place."  

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