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

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“Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted.”—The Washington Times

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 ...

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Overview


“Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted.”—The Washington Times

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.

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Reverend Timothy Keller (King's Cross; Prodigal God) has written many books, but of those, this is his most personal and perhaps his most controversial. In The Meaning of Marriage, he grapples with modern ideas about marriage and romantic relationships and concludes that most of them are dead wrong. In their stead, he presents an approach harvested from the Bible. Joined by Kathy, his wife of thirty-six years, Keller explains how marriage was created by God to bring us closer to Him and that by understanding that first principle, we can bring true happiness and fulfillment to our deepest human connections. Now in trade paperback and NOOK Book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594631870
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 28,294
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Keller

Timothy Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He was first a pastor in Hopewell, Virginia. In 1989 he started Redeemer Presbyterian Church, in New York City, with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons. Today, Redeemer has more than five thousand regular Sunday attendees and has helped to start nearly two hundred new churches around the world. Also the author of Generous Justice, Counterfeit Gods, The Prodigal God, Jesus the King, and The Reason for God, Timothy Keller lives in New York City with his family.

Kathy Keller grew up outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended Allegheny College, where she led Christian fellowship groups, before attending Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She met Timothy Keller while studying there, and they were married at the beginning of their final semester. She received her MA in Theological Studies at Gordon-Conwell in 1975. Kathy and Tim then moved to Virginia, where Tim started at his first church, West Hopewell Presbyterian Church, and their three sons were born. After nine years, Kathy and her family moved to New York City to start the Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

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  • Posted January 24, 2012

    Has Very Thoughtful Nuggets

    CONS:
    Last half the book is footnotes. Overall, it's common sense & common knowledge.

    PROS:
    Has a number of thoughtful nuggets that can be if you truly reflect on can be revealing into yourself or a relationship. I'm keeping mine on my Nook for all the highlights.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    The best book on the spiritual meaning of marriage we have every read. We are reommending it to our friends and family and my husband is using it in his male mentoring ministry.

    In this book, Keller helps couples to see marriage as God sees marriage. He encourages couples to work at marriage realizing that it is a covenant relationship between two people and God. Couples are encouraged to have their mutual goal that of drawing each other closer to the throne of God.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Highly Recommended - Especially if you have a Christian background

    This book saved my marriage.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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