What's the Difference?: Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible (Study Guide) (John Piper Small Group)
A six-session, guided group study spotlighting John Piper’s teaching on biblical manhood and womanhood and the impact of living out God’s design.
Scripture is clear that manhood and womanhood are the beautiful handiwork of a good and loving God, contends John Piper in What’s the Difference? “God designed our differences, and they are profound.” Yet when rightly understood according to God’s Word, his vision for both men and women is not oppressive, prideful, or self-promoting. “It conforms to who we are by God’s good design. Therefore it is fulfilling in the deepest sense of that word.”
This study guide—a companion to the What’s the Difference? DVD—commends the beauty and the biblical truth of God’s plan for men and women as part of a six-session, guided group study. Each lesson comes complete with Scripture and key quotations for reflection, penetrating questions, and five daily assignments per week to both prepare group members for and reinforce Piper’s powerful teaching so that all may come to recognize and embrace our God-given differences.
About the Author
John Piper is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, where he first sensed God’s call to enter the ministry. He went on to earn degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary (BD) and the University of Munich (DTheol). For six years he taught biblical studies at Bethel College in Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 30 books including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, and Spectacular Sins, and more than 25 years of his preaching and teaching is available for download at DesiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and an increasing number of grandchildren.