“Keller's book on marriage is clear, easy to understand, and packed with biblical truth and practical application from start to finish. Keller focuses on the covenant relationship and the high call of God on both the husband and wife before ever diving into the controversial terms of headship and submission. But once one understands the true definition of servant-leadership and the example of Christ, the overbearing, dictatorial images of headship fade into a true meaning of what a godly husband should look like without diminishing the natural differences between man and woman and without minimizing the roles that God gave to each gender.
Keller also spends a huge amount of time talking to singles about the misconceptions of marriage that our culture communicates and how to over come those with a Christ-centered focus both on the beauty of singleness and marriage. This should be mandatory reading for every person who is thinking of entering into a relationship and for those who already are in one. ”
“Really great stuff to glean from. Has helped change my view of marriage and inspired me to be better at putting creativity and intention in to loving my dearest friend and husband better.”Elicia R Zimmerman wrote this review Thursday, May 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It doesn't get better than this. Great stuff Mr Keller. Check out his podcasts on Itunes for more from this very interesting and poignant mind....”Jill Z wrote this review Sunday, May 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I think this is a great overview of marriage. I like how Keller is super smart, but super readable. Encouraged on many aspects of my marriage. I particularly benefited from his discussion of how part of our identities are bound up in our marriage vows. We change as people, but our vows keep us anchored. He explained it so well, though it is pretty philosophical. A new thought for me. Good read.”lindyhopkins wrote this review Thursday, May 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved this book! So refreshing, great biblical teaching on covenant and God's goodness in marriage....I learned some solid stuff! I recommend whether single or married. ”Heidi G wrote this review Sunday, April 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very insightful view of how marriage was intended to be. Reads a little like a textbook, as he is presenting the way the Bible portrays marriage and addresses many objections to that view. Written clearly and with conviction. Would definitely recommend to married couples and singles.”Katy wrote this review Friday, February 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent, and refreshingly wholesome, perspective on the ways marriage is a part of life and a part of shaping us as humans -- for the married, the to-be-married, and the single.
The conversation covers far more than I expected, just as marriage is more intricately a part of human life than I understood. Great book; loved the learning and the renewing. ”
“So far so Keller”William M. Dandreano wrote this review Friday, February 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This has been the most comprehensive, thorough, easy-to-understand and applicable book on biblical marriage (as the way it ought to be) that I have ever read (and I've read a number). I really appreciate that both Tim and Kathy Keller are co-writers of the book, and that they share a lot of personal stories that illustrate principles they are writing about in the book. I think would become a reference for me in the future. I am not married-- but I think it's a book singles, dating couples, and married couples should all read (that's basically everyone). It helps to better understand the mystery surround marriage, reasons for why so many marriages fail, and the way God meant marriage to be-- as a intimation of the greater relationship between Christ and the church. ”Minji L wrote this review Sunday, March 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The best explanation of what the Bible says about marriage that I've read. Highly recommended for married couples and singles (the penultimate chapter on singleness is so refreshing; as a single man, I've read/heard so much drivel on the topic and Keller takes such purveyors to task). Keller and his wife share their own struggles as well, which help illuminate their points.”Bob Koo wrote this review Tuesday, January 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No