The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Marriage with the Wisdom of God Paperback – 29 Aug 2013
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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)
Do you ever feel or think that your marriage could do with a make-over? Have you read all the books? Been to marriage-enrichment weekends? Still want help and answers? Look no further - Timothy Keller has the answers, if you are serious about your relationship with the Godhead, Father, Son and Holy Spirit....This is the very best book that I have read on marriage. (Rosemary Rowe Woman Alive)
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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.Read more ›
As I said in the review title, you will hopefully learn as much about God through this book as you will about relationship advice, so don't need to be contemplating marriage any time soon to read it. The Kellers also give great advice on what to seek in a potential spouse, showing how Christian values are very different from what our (particularly western) culture says we need to find a partner.
Chapter 7 is on singleness which I found really helpful and also challenging to my own views. They make the case that Christianity is one of the few world views which holds singleness in high regard and not a lesser life. It is in the church, the family of God, that singles are able to learn and grow from time with the opposite sex, in an obviously less intense way than marriage, but nonetheless just as effectively. Also a challenge to churches to love and support singles, not making them feel, in the worst case scenario, as second class Christians.
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I love how biblical, thoughtful, clear and engaging this book is. It's fun to read, it's full of wisdom and realism but paints such a beautiful, biblical and glorious image of... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Hiruy G. Teka
Excellent read, a strong Christ focused, Christ-centred model of marriage. Thoroughly furnished with hope for the married, single...et al.Published 1 month ago by Adetayo Adeoye
There are many books on marriage out there. Out of the ones I've read this is definitely one of the best. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr. N. J. Ayling
All married or single should read this book as it lifts the els from this world to focus on the meaning of marriage as it looks forward to the reality we all will share when Christ... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fails to see marriage exactly as the Bible portrays it. Redefines the goal of marriage; mis-applies Bible passages (e.g. one partner sanctifying the other from Ephes 5). Read morePublished 6 months ago by D. J. Sparrow