Book Review: “The Girl God”

This book is pure paganism, but at least it is honest, though thoroughly mistaken. In actuality, it is an attack on Christianity. It talks of God not being “male,” but that is not Christian. God reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in masculine words, but He is spirit—not physically male or female. God is not contained by our categories. The Son of God become man, but He is not male from eternity, though He was the only-begotten Son of the Father from the beginning. Male and female genders are used of God’s creatures—they are not all-encompassing terms. But modern feminism wants to pit men and women against each other, removing God, and making this distinction everything.
This book takes completely reacts against to a simplistic heresy. To define God oneself is idolatry. And it basically says girls can be gods and god can be a girl. But saying it does not make it true. Women’s “power” is not to compete with men in strength or authority, or use their sexuality to get what they want, which leads to immorality. Women’s strength is in being women, as God made them, recognizing and supporting God’s role for men—even though they do not ever fully reach it—it is not in striving for what they are not made to be.
This book seems to imply that God can be anything we want—even ourselves. But in this worship of gender, the Gospel has no room. Before God, faith is genderless. There is no male or female in Christ and His redemption, though must have different bodies and roles for living in this world. Forgiveness is not divvied out according to gender.
Earthly roles are certainty different for men and women, but this is temporary and these outward duties and responsibilities do not hinder God’s Spirit which renews us through the words of Christ. To rebel against gender is to go against one’s own body and God’s creative will. This is destructive. God is not limited by our bodies or categories, which are all broken and condemned by sin.
This feminist paganism, which makes everything about gender, creating division, is not always so in-your-face as it is here, but it is one of the universal heresies of our time. —ed.