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

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

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

“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.

Look out for Timothy Keller's latest book, God's Wisdom for Navigating Life, available from Viking in Fall 2017.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101548042
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 55,760
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Timothy Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. His first pastorate was 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 nearly six thousand regular Sunday attendees and has helped to start more than three hundred new churches around the world. He is the author of The Songs of JesusPrayerEncounters with JesusWalking with God Through Pain and Suffering, and Every Good Endeavor, among others, including the perennial bestsellers The Reason for God and The Prodigal God.

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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The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Marriage with the Wisdom of God 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
NookApp More than 1 year ago
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.
Noelle_EGM More than 1 year ago
This book saved my marriage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Sandragon More than 1 year ago
Timothy Keller touches on every aspect of marriage in this compelling book. He is able to understand both the male and female (with the help of his wife) side of things and explain it in plain English. He relates everything to the true creator of marriage - God - and explains why it is so important that couples stay together for their own sake as well as for their children and all who know them as a couple. You won't be sorry you read this!
paulDare More than 1 year ago
Recently finished up The Meaning of Marriage by Tim and Kathy Keller after going through it as a class at church on Sunday evenings. One of the best books on marriage, singleness and all things related, that I’ve ever read. The Kellers take such a balanced approach to things. Written in partnership with his wife, Kathy, Tim Keller brings us another theologically rich, practical and accessible resource. If I had to pick one word to describe this book, it would be ‘balanced’. The Kellers are very careful to hold up marriage as good and honorable, but make sure it does not take an idolatrous position. They do the same for singleness. Their approach to intimacy in marriage is unique (at least for me) and their explanation of the role our spouse plays in growing us into the image of Christ is wonderful. I found myself challenged greatly by this book. An excellent study, especially for the young marrieds to go through as it will set a solid foundation to prepare them for difficult times they will indefinitely have in their marriage. Highly recommend you pick up a copy today and make your way through this one (single, dating, engaged or married – the material here is for all of us).
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