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The Meaning of Marriage [Kindle Edition]

Timothy Keller
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This is a book Christians need to read (The Christian Post)

The rare marriage book I would heartily recommend to any single, no matter his or her age, whether dating, courting, engaged, or disinterested ... Rich and practical. (The Gospel Coalition)

Fifty years from now, if evangelical Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians. (Christianity Today magazine)

Tim Keller's ministry in New York City is leading a generation of seekers and skeptics toward belief in God. I thank God for him. (Billy Graham)

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The latest book from the New York Times bestselling author of THE REASON FOR GOD

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 456 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder (24 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0065NA416
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,234 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Timothy Keller is senior pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Manhattan: and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God. He is also author of Counterfeit Gods and The Prodigal God book, film, and discussion guide.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful theology of marriage 17 Feb 2014
By TM
Format:Paperback
I read this for a clergy wives book group, and I thought I would love it because I loved Prodigal God and Generous Justice, but I only liked rather than loving it. This is a book that focuses on the ‘theology’ of marriage and tries to minimise specific application. In some ways this is good, because there are so many Christian books on marriage that say ‘this is our marriage and what we’ve learnt, so all marriages should be like this’, so it is good to have more of a focus on the theology.

I found most of the Bible stuff helpful but familiar material. He and his wife believe the Bible teaches differing gender roles (ie men as ‘head’ over wife), so this may be difficult for people who disagree with this interpretation and I wasn’t completely sold on their application of these verses, although they steer clear from being overly prescriptive about what this would look like in individual marriages, and the examples they give from their own marriage indicate that the application they envisage is far from a 1950s stereotype. For me, the great strength of this book for me was the vision it gave of what a Christian marriage could be like: I liked that they took Ephesians 5:25-27 “husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, making her holy” (p.120) as an injunction for both partners in a marriage to “help each other to become our future glory-selves” – to see the person that God created us to be and helping one another become that person in the context of great friendship and sacrificial love. This did what Keller does best: present an apologetic for Christianity that is truly attractive.

However, I do wish he had said more about the possibility of abuse.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I really enjoyed reading this book. It highlights both the joys as well as the difficulties of marriage. The thing I most liked was how the author shows how the difficulties encountered in marriage can actually have a profoundly positive effect on our lives and our growth as christians.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book to date! 8 Nov 2013
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This is perhaps the most Biblical and comprehensive in-depth study on the meaning and purpose of marriage, and is such a helpful guide for singes, that I have just purchased two more copies to pass on to single, friends. An essential read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and clear book 1 Sep 2014
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Extremely helpful book for understanding what marriage is, and the implications of that. I read this in preparation for getting married, and discussing it with my fiancee was a wonderful way of deepening our relationship. Keller sets out realistic expectations for marriage, helping us look forward to marriage without seeing it as the fulfilment of our lives. This book is a lifelong investment, and will no doubt be re-read over the years.
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My husband and I have been married for 30 years and wish that we had read this sooner! It is a very fresh, Christian view on marriage - what it's true purpose is and in general terms how to achieve that. Written by a couple who are not afraid to admit that they have had difficult times and written for everyone - whether married or single.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So far so good 24 Jan 2014
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I'm about 1/4 of the way through this, and it's excellent! A great biblical basis, with sound teaching and advice that is well applied to the practical and every day. I would thoroughly recommend this to any one considering marriage, engaged, or married already!
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5.0 out of 5 stars realistic and helpful 1 Jun 2013
By pgk
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Marriage is all about the Gospel! That's all you need to know. But really, this book helps you put things into perspective. Read it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars a good clear read with many helpful analogies 14 July 2014
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a good clear read with many helpful analogies, speaks really clearly into the 21st century, very biblical, within lowering itself to examples.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy with purchase
Met my expectations. Happy with transaction. Will buy again from the seller. Happy.
Published 1 month ago by eloholiz
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written
I really liked this book and would've given it 5 stars if it wasn't for Tim's wife chapter. It's a book of good advise.
Published 2 months ago by msirgof
5.0 out of 5 stars Life-changing read.
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'The Meaning of Marriage' speaks of a slanted definition of marriage. I ran across another book that deals with an impartial definition of marriage - 'The Real Meaning of... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mario Gambino
4.0 out of 5 stars a must for prospective and married couples
Tim and Kathy Keller bring a wealth of knowledge, experience in this candid, honest and helpful book on marriage. Recommended.
Published 7 months ago by moj001
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I am really finding this book useful, I find I am learning things all the time to help in the marriage journey which can, at times, prove difficult.
Published 7 months ago by 1274walks4fun
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably helpful!
This book lays before us a solid biblical view of marriage. This book is a huge encouragement to all singles and married alike. Definitely a recommended read. You'll be blessed.
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