Synopses & Reviews
Inundated by popular culture, many women have lost their bearings and no longer trust the internal compass that intuitively affirms those things that are good, true, and noble about womanhood.
As Jesus’ favorite and most powerful teaching tactic was the parable, it is appropriate that Mary Kassian walks the reader through the compelling tale of the wild versus wise woman found in Proverbs 7. By using 20 points of contrast, she helps readers discern wild from wise, saucy from biblically savvy, and more.
Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild will captivate, convict, and challenge women to become decreasingly worldly and increasingly godly, and it will equip them with truth for that journey.
Includes questions for personal reflection at the end of each chapter
"e;Mary Kassian speaks with rare insight, clarity, directness, and grace as she challenges the prevailing winds of our culture. She paints portraits of two contrasting kinds of women and sets forth a vision that calls women out of their dysfunction, pain, and deception, to walk in the light of God’s redeeming truth and grace. This book is extremely important, timely, and needed—I cannot think of any category of women (or men, for that matter) who could not benefit greatly from reading it and grappling with these critical issues. A “must-read” for women who desire to honor God with their lives and to influence others to do the same."e; --Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author, teacher, and host of Revive Our Hearts radio program
"e;Girls today are growing up in a culture where “bad” has become the new “good.” The glamorization of bad behavior among young women has become the new norm and left in its wake a tremendous amount of fall-out and misery. Mary has penned a handbook for reversing the tide of the girls-gone-wild trend and replacing it with a new rank of girls-gone-wise. I can’t wait to recommend this book!"e; -- Vicki Courtney, best-selling author of Your Girl and 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter
"e;Many women today are eager for mentors. While a book is never a substitute for a real, live mentor, this one does connect women everywhere to the wise counsel of Mary Kassian. And we should heed her winsome, culturally relevant, and biblically sound words in Girls Gone Wise. This book provides an accurate gauge of the current feminine perspective in western culture and contrasts it with the eternal wisdom found in Scripture. Easy-to-read, humble, humorous, and thoroughly sound, Girls Gone Wise is a book both long-time believers and new converts will benefit from reading. Highly recommended!"e; -- Carolyn McCulley, author of Radical Womanhood: Feminine Faith in a Feminist World and Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye?: Trusting God with a Hope Deferred
"e;This book sounds a clear and much-needed message regarding the ethics of biblical womanhood. Mary Kassian’s energy and passion make it a readable book. Her eye-opening contrast between the wise and the wild make it a convicting book. Her faithfulness to Scripture makes it a compelling book."e; -- Susan Hunt, author and consultant for Women's Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America
"e;Girl's Gone Wise is a crucial message for such a time as this. In a culture where true femininity is in danger of extinction, young women desperately to catch a vision for God's pattern. Mary Kassian's relevant, practical, and Biblically based insights give today's young women a clear, inspiring blueprint for the only version of womanhood that truly fulfills - God's version."e; -- Eric and Leslie Ludy, bestselling authors of When God Writes Your Love Story
"e;Mary Kassian will help you navigate the over-exposure we experience everyday to messages that call us to be anything but what God created us to be as women. Her message will make you wise to that, and hungry to be what God intended. I think this would be a great book for moms to read with their teen girls. Though Mary navigates critical world view issues and strong theology, she does it with a conversational and contemporary note in her writing voice. You'll never realize how hard you're thinking. It'll be too much fun!"e; --Dannah Gresh, co-author of Lies Young Women Believe and founder of Pure Freedom Ministries
"e;So much of life is broken because our standards come from the world rather than from the Precepts of God’s Word. Our young people are living in the rubble of destruction and need rescuing from the earthquake of the consequences of not building their lives on Truth. Mary’s book Girls Gone Wise . . . in a World Gone Wild is a needed book for our times. May it grab our attention and drive us to His Word where Mary will take us."e; - Kay Arthur, CEO and co-founder Precept Ministries International, author of The Truth About Sex: What the World Won’t Tell You and What God Wants You To Know and Return to the Garden: Embracing God’s Design for Sexuality
"e;Mary Kassian has done it again. With aplomb, grace, and wisdom, she sets the right course through some of the most treacherous and dangerous issues of our day. With just the right balance of truth and understanding, Mary calls girls and young women to a bold, strong, and biblical model of true womanhood — an understanding that honors God and shows the world a counter-revolutionary model of genuine womanhood. When Mary Kassian writes a book, women can count on sound advice and biblical wisdom from a gracious friend."e; - R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"e;This is a wonderful book with amazing insight into the hearts of women (and men!) who feel pressured by today's "e;wild"e; culture -- and also deep, spiritual insight into the Bible's wisdom regarding the beauty of true womanhood as God created it to be."e; -- Wayne Grudem, Ph.D., research professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary
About the Author
MARY KASSIAN is an award winning author, internationally renowned speaker, and a distinguished professor at Southern Baptist Seminary. She has published several books and Bible studies, including The Feminist Mistake. A graduate from the faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Alberta, Canada, Mary has also studied systematic theology at the doctoral level and taught courses at seminaries throughout North America.
Table of Contents
21 Points of Contrast
8. Body Language
10. Sexual Conduct