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Friday, May 29, 2009

Piper's New Book

Tim Challies reviews John Pipers excellent new book on marriage, 'This Momentary Marriage'. Piper writes from a wealth of experience as he and his wife celebrate 40 years of marriage.

Here's an excerpt:

The point Piper makes time and time again is this: “Marriage is patterned after Christ’s covenant relationship to his redeemed people, the church. And therefore, the highest meaning and the most ultimate purpose of marriage is to put the covenant relationship of Christ and his church on display. That is why marriage exists. If you are married, that is why you are married. If you hope to be, that should be your dream.” Thus staying married is not about staying in love but about keeping covenant; getting divorced involves not just breaking a covenant with a spouse but misrepresenting Christ and his covenant.

You can read the rest of the review by clicking here.

The book is available in the WBF Bookstore or can be ordered at CBD.com

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