The Meaning of Marriage

The Meaning of Marriage Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 9781101548042
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 352
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“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, The Songs of Jesus. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Meaning of Marriage

The Meaning of Marriage Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 9781444703191
Release 2011-11-24
Pages 288
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In previous books respected New York pastor and bestselling author Timothy Keller has looked at such diverse and topical subjects as the existence of God, our need to do justice, the meaning of Jesus' life, and the human temptation to make idols - all through the twin lenses of a biblical framework and an engagement with contemporary culture. In this new book, co-authored with his wife, Kathy, he turns his attention to that most complex of matters: our need for love, and its expression in marriage. Beginning with the biblical narrative, and its pictures of marriage that span the original ideal to the broken to the redemptive, he looks at themes of friendship and commitment; the completion of men and women in each other; singleness, sex and divorce; and ministry and discipleship within the context of marriage. This is a profound and engaging work that will challenge and inspire people in all stages of life - single, newlywed and married.



The Meaning of Marriage

The Meaning of Marriage Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 9781594631870
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 330
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Describes what marriage should be according to the Bible, arguing that marriage is a tool to bring individuals closer to God, and provides meaningful instruction on how to have a successful marriage.



The Meaning of Marriage Study Guide

The Meaning of Marriage Study Guide Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 9780310870036
Release 2015-09-29
Pages 112
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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 'til 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 this six-session video-based Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Timothy Keller, along with Kathy, his wife of forty 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 study is for anyone from singles to couples considering marriage to those who have been married recently or for a long time. Sessions include: Service: Marriage Isn't about You Covenant: Created to Make Promises Roles: Loving through Mutual Submission Singleness: Strengthening the Spiritual Family Sex: The Act of Covenant Renewal Hope: Seeing the Great Horizon Designed for use with The Meaning of Marriage Video Study (sold separately).



The Meaning of Marriage

The Meaning of Marriage Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 0310874912
Release 2015-08-18
Pages 128
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In this six-session video Bible study, Timothy Keller, along with Kathy, his wife of forty years, share a profound portrait of marriage from the pages of Scripture that is refreshingly frank and unsentimental, yet hopeful and beautiful.



The Skeptical Student

The Skeptical Student Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 9781101614426
Release 2012-12-04
Pages 40
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Introducing the first essay in the "Encounters with Jesus" e-book series from renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, author of The Songs of Jesus. The Skeptical Student applies biblical wisdom to life’s biggest questions through the inspiring story of Nathanael’s life-changing encounter in the Gospel of John. The Gospels are full of encounters that made a profound impact on those who spoke with Jesus Christ. In the first essay of his new series, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, shows how those encounters can still have a deep effect on us today. Through a lively examination of the biblical passage where Nathanael, the skeptical student, meets with Jesus, Keller reveals how this interaction is about life’s deep questions: Who are we? Why are we here? Why be a good person? Why love instead of hate? This first essay in the ten-part series of Encounters with Jesus also includes an exclusive look at Timothy Keller’s new book on faith and work: Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work.



God s Wisdom for Navigating Life

God s Wisdom for Navigating Life Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 9780735222106
Release 2017-11-07
Pages 400
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From pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller comes a beautifully packaged, yearlong daily devotional based on the Book of Proverbs Proverbs is God’s book of wisdom, teaching us the essence and goal of a Christian life. In this 365-day devotional, Timothy Keller offers readers a fresh, inspiring lesson for every day of the year based on different passages within the Book of Proverbs. With his trademark knowledge, Keller unlocks the wisdom within the poetry of Proverbs and guides us toward a new understanding of what it means to live a moral life. God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life is a book that readers will be able to turn to every day, year after year, to cultivate a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with God. This makes a perfect companion to Keller’s devotional on the Psalms, The Songs of Jesus.



The Meaning of Marriage in 30 Minutes

The Meaning of Marriage    in 30 Minutes Author
ISBN-10 9781623150891
Release 2013-02-15
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Did you believe that marriage would be one ongoing romantic love story? Marriage is difficult, but it is also the deepest and most transformative relationship that can exist between two people. The Meaning of Marriage …in 30 minutes is the concise guide to quickly understanding the key elements to increasing the success and happiness of a Christian marriage as outlined in Timothy Keller’s best-selling book, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God. Embrace the thought-provoking ideas behind The Meaning of Marriage: • Discover the essential elements for building a successful and loving marriage. • Understand how faith and the teachings of Christ can help strengthen a Christian marriage and lead to spiritual growth. • The perfect partner does not exist, and that’s okay. Learn how to overcome everyday obstacles and create realistic expectations within a marriage. In The Meaning of Marriage, best-selling author Timothy Keller uses studies and statistics to upend commonly held views about marriage. He and his wife, Kathy Keller, who contributed to the book, bring insight to such subjects as the transformative power of truth and love combined, making love a choice, and gender roles in a Christian marriage. According to The Meaning of Marriage, no couple is perfectly matched; however, by embracing the teachings of Jesus, couples will have stronger relationships and experience spiritual growth. Modern culture is rife with distorted views of marriage, Keller tells us, including the fantasy that the perfect partner will complete us. However, when it’s entered into with realistic expectation, marriage is a powerful gift and a unique and glorious way to experience God’s love on Earth. The Meaning of Marriage …in 30 minutes Designed for those who desire to enrich their faith and marriage exceeds the time they have available, 30 Minute Spiritual Series enable readers to rapidly understand the essential ideas behind critically acclaimed books. With a condensed format and chapter-by-chapter synopsis that highlights key insights, this summary helps readers easily devote time to growing their faith and marriage.



The Mingling of Souls

The Mingling of Souls Author Matt Chandler
ISBN-10 9780781412827
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 240
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The Song of Solomon offers strikingly candid—and timeless—insights on romance, dating, marriage, and sex. We need it. Because emotions rise and fall with a single glance, touch, kiss, or word. And we are inundated with songs, movies, and advice that contradicts God's design for love and intimacy. Matt Chandler helps navigate these issues for both singles and marrieds by revealing the process Solomon himself followed: Attraction, Courtship, Marriage ... even Arguing. The Mingling of Souls will forever change how you view and approach love.



Prayer

Prayer Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 9780698161405
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 336
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Renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller explores the power of prayer. Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act. With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader. Dr. Keller’s previous books have sold more than one million copies. His Redeemer Presbyterian Church is not only a major presence in his home base of New York, it has also helped to launch more than two hundred fifty other churches in forty-eight cities around the world. His teachings have already helped millions, the majority of whom pray regularly. And with Prayer, he’ll show them how to find a deeper connection with God. From the Hardcover edition.



Married for God

Married for God Author Christopher Ash
ISBN-10 9781844747672
Release 2012-12-17
Pages 176
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It seems rather obvious to look to our Maker for marriage instructions. After all, God invented marriage. Yet by nature we prefer to work it out for ourselves, starting with our own needs, hopes and desires. This book turns our thinking upside down. The author examines the Bible's teaching on marriage, while remaining firmly earthed in the twenty-first-century world where messing up, heartbreak, divorce and sexual chaos are distressingly common. Starting with God's grace applied to our pain and failure, the author centres on God's plan for sex and marriage, one of service.



The Meaning of Marriage in 30 Minutes The Expert Guide to Timothy Keller s Critically Acclaimed Book

The Meaning of Marriage in 30 Minutes   The Expert Guide to Timothy Keller s Critically Acclaimed Book Author The 30 Minute Expert Series
ISBN-10 1623151414
Release 2013-05-01
Pages 40
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This book is intended for purchase alongside Timothy Keller's original book, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God. Is marriage more difficult than you thought? Are you seeking to understand the secrets to a happy and successful marriage? The Meaning of Marriage ...in 30 minutes is the essential guide to understanding how to increase the success and happiness of a Christian marriage as outlined in Timothy Keller's best-selling book, The Meaning of Marriage. Presenting the wisdom of Timothy and Kathy Keller, husband and wife of thirty-seven years, The Meaning of Marriage ...in 30 minutes offers: Practical application for how to overcome everyday obstacles and create realistic expectations within a marriage Insight into the different roles men and women have in a Christian marriage Personal stories about marriage and the importance of faith in everything from sex to raising children to everyday chores A synopsis of The Meaning of Marriage, definitions of key terms, and both positive and negative critical reception of the book An overview of why modern culture's idea of a soul mate is wrong and the importance of speaking your partner's love language In The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God, best-selling author Timothy Keller uses studies and statistics to upend commonly held views about marriage. He and his wife, Kathy Keller, collaborate to bring insight to such subjects as the secret of marriage, the transformative power of truth and love, sexuality, and gender roles in a Christian marriage. Although modern culture is rife with distorted views of marriage, The Meaning of Marriage posits that when marriage is entered into with realistic expectations, it is a powerful gift and the most unique and glorious way to experience God's love on Earth. About the 30 Minute Expert Series The 30 Minute Expert Series is designed for busy individuals interested in acquiring an in-depth understanding of seminal works. The series offers detailed analyses, critical presentations of key ideas and their application, extensive reading lists for additional information, and contextual understanding of the work of leading authors. Designed as companions to the original works, the 30 Minute Expert Series enables readers to develop expert knowledge of important works ...in 30 minutes.



You and Me Forever Marriage in Light of Eternity

You and Me Forever  Marriage in Light of Eternity Author Francis Chan
ISBN-10 9780990351429
Release 2014-08-26
Pages 190
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Marriage is great, but it’s not forever. It’s until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. In his latest book, Francis Chan joins together with his wife Lisa to address the question many couples wonder at the altar: “How do I have a healthy marriage?” Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls. In the same way Crazy Love changed the way we saw our personal relationship with God, You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity will radically shift the way we see one of the most important relationships in our life. Jesus was right. We have it all backwards. The way to have a great marriage is by not focusing on marriage. Whether you are single, dating or married, You and Me Forever will help you discover the adventure that you were made for ­­and learn how to thrive in it. 100% of the net proceeds from this book will support various ministries including those that help provide shelter and rehabilitation for thousands of children and exploited women around the world. For more information, please visit: youandmeforever.org



Every Good Endeavor

Every Good Endeavor Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 9781101600337
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 336
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New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller shows how God calls on each of us to express meaning and purpose through our work and careers. Tim Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and the New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, has taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Now he pulls his insights into a thoughtful and practical book for readers everywhere. With deep conviction and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about work today. In fact, the Christian view of work—that we work to serve others, not ourselves—can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship—not just of self-interest. From the Trade Paperback edition.



A Lasting Promise

A Lasting Promise Author Scott M. Stanley
ISBN-10 9781118690512
Release 2013-12-09
Pages 352
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The revised edition of the bestselling Christian guide to a happy marriage For more than fifteen years, Scott Stanley's A Lasting Promise has offered solutions to common problems—facing conflicts, problem solving, improving communication, and dealing with core issues—within a Christian framework. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition is filled with sacred teachings of scripture, the latest research on marriage, and clear examples from the lives of couples. The book's strategies are designed to help couples improve communication, understand commitment, bring more fun into their relationship, and enhance their sex lives. Lead author Scott Stanley is co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver and coauthor of Fighting for Your Marriage, which has sold more than a million copies. Offers reflections on how to enhance anyone's marriage over the long term and avoid divorce Covers recent cultural shifts, such as dealing with the endless technological distraction and issues with social networking New themes include the chemistry of love, the life-long implications of having bodies, and how to support one another emotionally Uses illustrative examples from couples’ lives and rich integration of insights from scripture This important book offers an invaluable resource for all couples who want to honor and preserve the holy sacrament of their union.



The Unveiled Wife

The Unveiled Wife Author Jennifer Smith
ISBN-10 9781496403926
Release 2015-03-03
Pages 256
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As a young bride, Jennifer Smith couldn’t wait to build her life with the man she adored. She dreamed of closeness, of being fully known and loved by her husband. But the first years of marriage were nothing like she’d imagined. Instead, they were marked by disappointment and pain. Trapped by fear and insecurity, and feeling totally alone, Jennifer cried out to God: What am I doing wrong? Why is this happening to us? It was as if a veil had descended between her and her husband, and between her and God—one that kept her from experiencing the fullness of love. How did Jennifer and her husband survive the painful times? What did they do when they were tempted to call it quits? How did God miraculously step in during the darkest hour to rescue and redeem them, tearing down the veil once and for all? The Unveiled Wife is a real-life love story; one couple’s refreshingly raw, transparent journey touching the deep places in a marriage that only God can reach. If you are feeling disappointment or even despair about your marriage, the heart-cry of this book is: You are not alone. Discover through Jennifer’s story how God can bring you through it all to a place of transformation.



The Songs of Jesus

The Songs of Jesus Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 9780698197886
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 368
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Renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller writes the book his readers have been asking for: A year-long daily devotional, beautifully designed with gilt edges and a gold ribbon marker. The Book of Psalms is known as the Bible’s songbook—Jesus knew all 150 psalms intimately, and relied on them to face every situation, including his death. Two decades ago, Tim Keller began reading the entire Book of Psalms every month. The Songs of Jesus is based on his accumulated years of study, insight, and inspiration recorded in his prayer journals. Kathy Keller came to reading the psalms as a support during an extended illness. Together they have distilled the meaning of each verse, inviting readers into the vast wisdom of the psalms. If you have no devotional life yet, this book is a wonderful way to start. If you already spend time in study and prayer, understanding every verse of the psalms will bring you a new level of intimacy with God, unlocking your purpose within God’s kingdom. Look out for Timothy Keller's latest book, God's Wisdom for Navigating Life, available from Viking in Fall 2017.