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Promises of Our Age and How We Were Made for So Much More PB

Promises of Our Age and How We Were Made for So Much More PB

By: Jen Oshman

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Publisher Crossway
Year 2023
ISBN 9781433576324

Jen Oshman Helps Women Reject Idols and Discover God's Good Purpose for Their Lives

In today’s culture, women and girls are influenced by idols that promise purpose and meaning for their lives—outward beauty and ability, sex, abortion, and gender fluidity. Christian women aren’t exempt from these temptations either, and can even elevate good things like marriage and motherhood to the status of idolatry. Women may sense that these idols are hollow and leave them feeling unsettled, but where should they turn instead? 

In Cultural Counterfeits, Jen Oshman encourages women to reject the empty, destructive promises these idols offer and embrace something much more satisfying. She casts a vision for women to experience real hope and peace in Jesus, calling them to recognize their unshakable and eternal identities in him. This timely and compelling resource will help women find freedom and joy as they explore God’s good design and purpose for their lives. 

  • Culturally Relevant: Addresses current topics such as the #MeToo movement, LGBTQIA+, social media, and feminism
  • Explains “How We Got Here”: Gives a brief history of the sexual revolution up to today
  • Written by Jen Oshman: Author of Enough about Me: Find Lasting Joy in the Age of Self
  • For Group or Individual Study: Includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter


Jen Oshman

Jen Oshman has been in women’s ministry for over two decades as a missionary and pastor’s wife on three continents. She’s the mother of four daughters, the author of Enough about Me: Find Lasting Joy in the Age of Self, and the host of All Things, a podcast about cultural events and trends. Her family currently resides in Colorado, where they planted Redemption Parker, an Acts29 church.


Table of Contents

Foreword by Christine Hoover

Part 1: You Are Here
Chapter 1: Waking Up in a Far Country
Chapter 2: The Sexual Revolution Meets #MeToo
Chapter 3: A Timeless Lens for Changing Trends

Part 2: Confronting the Empty Promises of our Age
Chapter 4: Obsessed: Bodies, Beauty, and Ability
Chapter 5: Selling Out for Cheap Sex
Chapter 6: Abortion Has Not Delivered
Chapter 7: Trending: LGBTQIA+
Chapter 8: When Marriage and Motherhood Become Idols

Part 3: We Were Made for So Much More
Chapter 9: It’s Good to Be a Girl
Chapter 10: Home

General Index
Scripture Index



“In Cultural Counterfeits, Jen Oshman addresses some of the most significant and sensitive issues of our day with a combination of informed integrity, biblical insight, and godly compassion. In these pages you will find a winsome call away from the world’s false promises and toward what is real, true, and beautiful.”
Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher; author, Even Better than Eden


“Jen’s voice is a herald for believers, equipping us with biblical truth to confront the unsatisfying messages of the world and the damaging lies of our enemy. She proclaims a better message, one full of abundant life in Jesus Christ. Cultural Counterfeits is a valuable read for everyone in our churches, whether men and women, young or old.”
Tony Merida, Lead Pastor, Imago Dei Church, Raleigh, North Carolina; author, Ordinary

“Women are confronted with all sorts of ideas in today’s culture. It’s hard to know what is true and what truth is to be believed. Jen Oshman unpacks the most common ideas women face with care, research, and a more beautiful vision of God’s plan for us. Jen has years of experience as a ministry worker of the gospel, as a student of the word, and as a mom of daughters. As a mom of sons and as someone who ministers to women, I’m thankful for her work! This is a book I plan to give to the women I minister to, and I hope you will do the same.”
Courtney Reissig, author, Teach Me to Feel and The Accidental Feminist

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