Saturday, April 26, 2014

Review on The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller

The day I finished this book, I flipped back to the beginning and started reading it again. This is the best book on marriage that I have ever read. I love that it was based on a sermon series given to the working professionals of NYC, as most of his congregation was/is single. It was full of theology, symbolism, and encouragement. It also had a healthy mix of practical and principle. There were no cliche "just trust God" statements. Everything was very rooted in psychological, statistical, and biblical evidence. It's the most relevant book on marriage for modern America, not making an attempt to pull us back to traditional values (it actually points out a lot of the flaws in traditional values), but working with culture in a loving way that draws you closer to God. It didn't get hung up on questions like, "Should wives work outside the home?" Rather, it lovingly addressed such issues and then moved on. Which was fabulous.
This would make a great book for a Sunday school class. It is written in such a way as to make it applicable for singles and for marrieds. Newlyweds, or aged veterans. Highly recommended.

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