- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (29 Aug. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1444702165
- ISBN-13: 978-1444702163
- Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
Tim Keller and his wife begin by taking a good look at the way the world and society around us and through history has viewed sex and marriage and how that effects views of marriage within the church, our own views too.
Having acknowledged the background we have, they then turn to the Bible to correct our distorted views of marriage.
There is a chapter for singles too, how they should view marriage. So it is not just a book for marrieds.
There is also a chapter on the controversy of headship and submission in marriage which they deal with very well.
In the end, whether you're a single, a husband or a wife, our model is the servant/leader who laid down His life for others.
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The success of a marriage is dependant not on what a worldly society and culture portrays as being a successful marriage, that will lead you in the opposite direction. Read morePublished 6 months ago by LEWIS, UK
Gave it as a gift; which has been much appreciated.Published 11 months ago by Welsh Springer Spaniel
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 11 months 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 12 months ago by Adetayo Adeoye
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 14 months ago by Amazon Customer