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

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Renowned pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and author of the forthcoming Every Good Endeavor, Timothy Keller with his wife of 36 years, delivers The Meaning of Marriage, an extraordinarily insightful look at the keys to happiness in marriage that will inspire Christians, skeptics, singles, long-time married couples, and those about to be engaged.

Modern culture would make you believe that everyone has a soul-mate; that romance is the most important part of a ...

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Overview

Renowned pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and author of the forthcoming Every Good Endeavor, Timothy Keller with his wife of 36 years, delivers The Meaning of Marriage, an extraordinarily insightful look at the keys to happiness in marriage that will inspire Christians, skeptics, singles, long-time married couples, and those about to be engaged.

Modern culture would make 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; that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. All those modern-day assumptions are, in a word, wrong.

Using the Bible as his guide, coupled with insightful commentary from his wife of thirty-six years, Kathy, Timothy Keller shows that God created marriage to bring us closer to him and to bring us more joy in our lives. It is a glorious relationship that is also the most misunderstood and mysterious. With a clear-eyed understanding of the Bible, and meaningful instruction on how to have a successful marriage, The Meaning of Marriage is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.

Just as this book is based on his popular sermon series, so will his Encounters with Jesus series, the first of which, The Skeptical Student comes out in December.

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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: 9780525952473
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 137,462
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

As the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Tim Keller started his congregation with a few dozen people. It now draws over five thousand weekly attendees who meet in three Manhattan locations. Redeemer has since spawned a movement of churches across America and throughout major world cities. Many pastors model their churches on Redeemer and Tim's thoughtful style of preaching. Dr. Keller lives in New York City with his wife and sons.

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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.

    6 out of 9 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.

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