Time Keller's book is a very thorough look at marriage. It's not just a "this is what you do to have a better marriage" book, although if you apply what you learn your marriage will certainly improve. It looks at marriage from a biblical perspective - highly recommended!
This book provides an incredibly accurate picture of today's popular views of marriage. On the one hand, people despair and think it is impossible to commit and stay married for life and on the other hand, people glorify marriage unrealistically, seeing it as a passion-fest, for the purpose of personal gratification and achievement of goals. Keller meets both of these extremes with a biblical view of marriage that upholds its divine purpose without glorifying it as the ultimate happiness. An excellent read for singles, dating, and married individuals.
This book has shaped my thinking and relationships and identified areas where I was holding onto a culturally shaped view of marriage over God's view of marriage.
Excellent book! I would suggest this book to anyone whether married, getting married, or even single individuals! Great insight into how a Christian relationship should be and how as dating or married, you can really have an impact on each others lives! Love this book!
Why is marriage so important? Why does it matter? What does the Bible teach about the most intimate of all human relationships? This is not your typical "how to make your marriage better" book. What Timothy and Kathy Keller address, is why marriage, as God designed it, is so special. They confront the questions being asked today when marriage is degraded, devalued or ridiculed in our culture. They address why marriage must be legal (a piece of paper does matter), the value of the marriage covenant, and how this effects every day life. This is an outstanding and encouraging book for singles, newly married or seasoned couples.