The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller

Publisher’s Synopsis: “Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.

Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. The Meaning of Marriage offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.”

Nerd Factor: Low

Emmaus Staff Comments: Timothy Keller’s, “The Meaning of Marriage”, is easy to read, and it provides a rather broad treatment of the biblical principles that ought to undergird the Christian marriage. The chapter headings are as follows: 1. The Secret of Marriage, 2. The Power for Marriage, 3. The Essence of Marriage, 4. Loving the Stranger, 5. Embracing the Other, 6. Singleness and Marriage, and 7. Sex and Marriage. I would recommend this book to those not yet married, to newlyweds, and to those who are looking for a marriage “tune up”.

Purchasing Options: Amazon, Monergism Books

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