Adorned received the 2018 Christian Book Award for Bible Study

The Christian Book Award® program recognizes the highest quality in Christian books and Bibles and is among the oldest and most prestigious awards program in the religious publishing industry.


Tim Challies
Blogger, author, and book reviewer

This book begins with a wedding. It kind of has to, doesn’t it? After writing so many books as a single woman, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth (formerly Nancy Leigh DeMoss) has now written her first major work as a married woman.

The book is structured around three parts. The first part considers “A Woman under God.” The second part considers “A Woman under Control.” Many of Paul’s commands to women pertain to a life that is joyfully submitted to the control of the Holy Spirit. The third part considers “A Woman Under her Roof.” 

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Melissa Kruger
Blogger & author

In an interview with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth:

What led you to write Adorned?

For many years I have had a growing conviction that spiritual transformation and growth best take place in the context of community and intentional, Christ-centered, invasive relationships. In 2007, I recorded a 38-part teaching series for Revive Our Hearts, walking through Titus 2:1–5 and exploring the paradigm Paul gave to Titus for discipling women in the local church. That vision has only intensified in my heart over the past decade.

Adorned was written with both older and younger women in mind. At the end of each chapter are a few Making It Personal questions for older women and for younger women. My hope is that multi-generational groups of women will use this resource together, resulting in a greater lifestyle of organic, woman-to-woman friendships and nurturing, discipling relationships in our churches.

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Megan Hill

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth’s new book arrives like a cup of tea from the hand of a friend—real, warm, brisk, and very welcome. Wolgemuth is herself a national leader, but Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together focuses all its attention on the biblical mandates for its readers’ real lives.

A consequence of outsourcing our female role models is that their ministry—in front of hundreds of listeners or thousands of social media followers—can seem more important than a simple partnership between one older woman and one younger woman. Adorned brings a much-needed corrective:

Older woman, you may never be asked to stand on a platform to speak or teach from behind a mic on a national radio broadcast. . . . But never underestimate the impact your life can have on other women—life-to-life, adorning the gospel, wherever he may have planted you. (87)

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Erin Davis

Woman’s ministry leader, wife, and momma who would be adrift without the encouragement and support of her sisters in Christ

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth is one of the women God has used to shape me into a better reflection of Him. Her book, Adorned, crams a thousand coffee shop conversations about life, love, and godliness, into a single, riveting book. Women in every season of life need to read it, re-read it, and pass it along to the other women in their circle.

Kristyn Getty

Singer/Songwriter for Getty Music

Nancy’s practical insight, ageless wisdom and warm fervor rang like bells through my spirit as I read this book. Both like an alarm waking me and a recurring melody inspiring me to understand again how my womanhood is beautified and blossomed in the godly multi-generational community of women following the Lord day by day together. 

Amanda Bible Williams

Chief Content Officer of She Reads Truth, author of Open Your Bible and She Reads Truth

In a world where in-person relationships are becoming the exception rather than the rule, Adorned calls the women of the Church back to the vital and joyful work of cultivating real-life relationships centered on the gospel of Jesus. I am thankful for Nancy’s work to develop a resource on Titus 2 that is substantive, faithful, and practical. 

Susan Hunt

Author of Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Mandate for Women Mentoring Women

She’s done it again! In Adorned Nancy gives us another rich resource to help us become Titus 2 women. As I read this book I felt that I was sitting in Nancy’s kitchen enjoying a cup of tea and a Titus 2 conversation. She invites us into her heart. She encourages and equips us to share the gospel and our lives with other women. This is a lovely book.

Karen Loritts

Speaker & Teacher

What an amazing and refreshing insight into how a woman should reflect the beauty of God’s intent for us, no matter the season of life. As a maturing woman (aging!) it offers the hope of the gospel and the continuing work for the Savior.

Mary Kassian

Author of Girls Gone Wise

This is a beautiful book, written by someone who beautifully lives out its truths. Each chapter is chock-full of wisdom and faithful instruction to help you grow—woman to woman—into someone whose life adorns the beauty of the gospel. What a tremendous treasure for this generation

Lauren Chandler

Pastor’s wife, worship leader, author

I have seen firsthand and have benefitted personally from Nancy living out this message. I am so grateful for her as a sister in Christ, a mentor from afar, and spiritual mother to many through True Woman/Revive Our Hearts!

Jackie Hill Perry

Writer, Speaker & Artist

Nancy DeMoss Wolgumuth’s Adorned is a Christ exalting, mind renewing, and life altering presentation of Titus 2 that will help women, young and old, embrace their call to learn from one another, to the glory of Christ our Savior.

Jennifer Rothschild

Author of Lessons I Learned in the Dark; Self Talk, Soul Talk; and God Is Just Not Fair: Finding Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense, 66 Ways God Loves You and founder of Fresh Grounded Faith events

I am so, so thrilled for you to experience this book! Adorned is beautifully written from beginning to end, and Nancy so thoughtfully reminds us how very much we women need each other. It blessed my heart and I know it will yours too.

Christina Fox

Writer, licensed counselor, speaker, author of A Heart Set Free: A Journey to Hope Through the Psalms of Lament

If you are a woman, young or old, you need to read Adorned. Nancy’s new book is a call for all Christian women to live out the Titus 2 command of life-on-life discipleship. More than ever, we need women to show us how to live out the gospel in our daily life. Older women, we need you!

Melissa Kruger

Author of Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood and The Envy of Eve

Adorned is a beautiful call to Titus 2 living—life on life, woman to woman, one generation to another. We need this book. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth shares with wisdom and insight the importance of female discipleship in the local church. Her words will inspire you to faithfully pick up the baton of truth and pass it on to others.

Rebecca Lutzer

Retired RN and wife of Dr. Erwin Lutzer, pastor emeritus of Moody Church

Beautifully written in poetic prose, Nancy has penned her most significant work yet for women in Adorned! This delightful, fresh look at the biblical mandate in Titus 2 is profound, yet practical. You will sense the Holy Spirit calling you to “live the life God has made you for and called you to.”

Dannah Gresh

Best-selling author of And the Bride Wore White

This is truly Nancy’s legacy work. Standing on her undeniable strength of communicating the truth of God’s Word, she communicates in a more personal voice than she has used previously. Through what feels like a personal conversation, she not only takes women of today’s Church back to the Greek and Roman culture to dissect and comprehend Titus 2, but also transports us to the future to prophetically urge us to rise up to adorn the Bride of Christ. This book will influence the Church and the personal lives of women in a way that few books ever have.

Trillia Newbell

Author of Enjoy; Fear and Faith, and United

An older woman has always been an invaluable part of my life and in Adorned, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has helpfully and thoroughly unpacked the importance of these beautiful relationships. Nancy’s instruction, wisdom, and grace will challenge you to not only pray for a woman who you might call a spiritual mother, but you’ll also desire to be the type of woman other’s might call on—for the good of the Church and to the glory of God.

Kathy MacDonald

Senior Pastor’s wife and Co-founder of Harvest Bible Chapel

With wisdom gleaned over many years of serving the King’s daughters, Nancy takes us to Scripture to discover how we can reflect His beauty together. I pray for a wide reading of this important book.

Jeana Floyd

Author, and wife of Dr. Ronnie Floyd, past president of the Southern Baptist Convention

Adorned is for all women. Whether you are nineteen or ninety, it will equip you on how to live out the Titus 2 passage. I would highly recommend this book to be on your easily accessible shelf. This is a book you will enjoy now and refer to later.