First of all, congratulations to Diane for winning the free book for January’s book discussion! (You can check out our lively conversation about twins and ghosts and mistaken identities here.}
And the book of the month for February is…The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller!
I’ve already started the book (thanks to Nancy and Kim for the Christmas present), and I’ve been highlighting so profusely that by now the white part is starting to stand out.
Here’s the blurb about this book:
Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that marriage does not mean till death do us part, but merely for as long as my needs are being met; and that when serious differences arise, divorce is the best solution.
According to the Bible, all of these modern-day assumptions miss what marriage is all about. In The Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller, along with Kathy, his wife of thirty-six years, draws a profound portrait of marriage from the pages of Scripture that neither idealizes nor rejects the institution but points us back to the relationship between God and man. The result is a vision for marriage that is refreshingly frank and unsentimental, yet hopeful and beautiful. This book is for anyone from singles, to couples considering marriage, to those who have been married recently or for a long time.
If you’d like to hear more, check out the interview of the authors sharing about the book here.
We’ll be discussing the book at the end of February (and again, there will be a free book giveaway for one lucky commenter). Please join us!
Ah, this is a book I need to read and recommend to the couples for whom Mike and I do pre-marital counseling. Thanks for bringing this title to our attention, Stephanie!
Stephanie Rische says
From what I’ve read so far, it seems applicable no matter what stage of marriage you’re in (or even before).
Dan Elliott says
This is a terrific book, and I highly recommend it to both married people and single people.
Stephanie Rische says
Thanks, Dan–I value your book judgment!