“Wise, clear, and well-written.”
In an uncertain world, we crave the security of knowing exactly who we are and where we belong. But too often, we try to find this safety in our roles and relationships, our professional accomplishments, or our picture-perfect homes. And as we do, our souls shrink smaller and smaller.
The truth is that you are made for more.
Because you are made in God’s image, these things will never be large enough to hold you. You will only ever know yourself-only ever be yourself-as you find your identity in Him. Not in roles, not in categories, not in gifting. In Him.
So come. Discover what it means to truly find yourself. Because when His nature defines everything about you, you will finally be free to live as you were always meant to live. You will finally be free to live in His image.
Praise for Made for More:
“This is a book about human flourishing, directed at humans who also happen to be women… Grasping the significance of being made Imago Dei changes the way we relate to God, to others, and to creation. It changes the way that we think about relationships, education, work and success. Hannah asks women to broaden their gaze, to look beyond the “pink passages” of Scripture to the full counsel of God’s Word, to understand that our ultimate purpose is not to be like Esther or Ruth but like Christ himself. ”
Jen Wilkin, Bible teacher and author of Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds
“Here is a book for women that has something to teach men beyond what women want or talk about when we are not around. By pointing our attention toward the massive backdrop of the image of God, Anderson isn’t trying to downplay or ignore differences between the sexes but rather to let them emerge naturally as both sexes ground their lives in the love of God. This is a wise, clear, and well-written book that I heartily commend to everyone made in the image of God, male and female alike.”
Matthew L.Anderson, lead writer at mereorthodoxy.com and author of The End of Our Exploring
“Made for More is refreshing. It locates the real discussion of what a “woman’s role” is or isn’t in both men and women being made in the image of God and tasked with the care of creation. This challenges the self-absorbed literature regarding women that has become the norm, as well as self-satisfied women who are content to do little for the kingdom.”
Kathy Keller, New York City
“One of the biggest questions dividing the church today is “What counts as biblical femininity?” In Made For More, Hannah Anderson reminds us of the more fundamental question: “What counts as biblical humanity?” This personal, lyrical, and deeply theological meditation invites us to the common ground so often forgotten in our disputes and offers a gospel vision of imago dei regained through union with Christ.”
Derek Rishmawy, director of college and young adult ministries, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Santa Ana, CA
“I’ve read many books on womanhood and am pleased Hannah Anderson has written a book that finally gets underneath the issue and addresses the necessity of understanding personhood. Hannah graciously rises above the gender debates and will challenge you out of every “category” you think you are in and place you in the only one that matters . . . in the image of Christ.”
Suzie B. Lind, pastor of women’s ministry, King’s Harbor Church. Torrance, California
Reviews and Interviews:
Interview at Mere Fidelity (audio)
Identity Myopia and Imago Dei (video)