The meaning of marriage (Le marriage)
No marriage book is quite like this one!
This book is for all those who are looking for a thousand-year-old wisdom relevant to face the complexity of married life.
Christians or skeptics, married or in thought. Modern culture would have us believe that everyone has a soul mate that we discover on love at first sight, that feelings are the essential of a successful marriage, that our spouse is there to help us realize our potential, that marriage has a limited duration, and that starting over after divorce is the only way out of seemingly intractable problems.
These modern claims are false.
Timothy Keller presents with the intelligence that we know him the marriage lessons of the Bible, enriched by his long experience as a pastor and husband. Marriage is a glorious relationship that can bring us closer to God and bring us lasting joy. It is also the most misunderstood and the most mysterious of relationships. Marriage is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God within marriage, and love more deeply in this life.
Kathy Keller, Timothy's wife, helped write this book. It is therefore the fruit of a couple who experienced the biblical principles and values that they emphasize in the heart of this book.
Timothy Keller studied at Bucknell University, Gordon Conwell School of Theology and Westminster School of Theology. He is the New York pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, which he established in 1989 with his wife Kathy and their three young sons. Today, the Church of the Redeemer is regularly attended by nearly five thousand people. It has many partner Churches and accompanies the birth of new Churches in several metropolises. He is the author of numerous books including Reason is for God and Idols of the Heart.
Kathy Keller holds an MA from the Gordon-Conwell School of Theology.
Table of contents
1. The Secret of Marriage
2. Power for Marriage
3. The essence of marriage
4. The Mission of Marriage
5. Love the stranger
6. Welcoming the Other
7. Marriage and Celibacy
8. Sexual relations and marriage
Epilogue - The mystery of marriage
Appendix - Male-female roles in decision-making
A few words about the authors
Original title: The meaning of marriage: facing the complexities of commmitment with the Wisdom of God
Subtitle : Un engagement complex à living with the wisdom of God
Authors : Timothy & Kathy Keller
Publisher : Clé
ISBN : 978-2-35843- 036-4
Pages : 293
Dimensions : 5.5 '' X 8.5 ''
Weight : 358 g
Format : paperback