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Book Review - Modest: Men and Women Clothed in the Gospel

Image of Modest: Men and Women Clothed in the Gospel
by R W Glenn, Tim Challies
Cruciform Press 2012
Paperback 106

The idea of modesty for Christians has been predominately cast within the framework of a set of rules about what kind of clothing (mainly for girls) is considered to be appropriate. Whether its skirts below the knees, dresses to the floor or necklines for shirts no lower than the collar bone, the list of do’s and don’ts can be long—really long. But is this kind of list what God intends for us to have and hold others accountable to when it comes to modesty? Where do we get such a list from anyways? Who gets to make it and by what criteria? Is there possibly another way both to define modesty and to live modestly?

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