The Gospel & Marriage
by Russel Moore and Andrew T. Walker
Marriage seems to be one of those topics that has been twisted and turned inside out. The Gospel and Marriage goes through the bible and explores biblical concepts of marriage. This book covers the creation of marriage, to the individual roles in marriage, and how the church exists in this union.
From cover to cover marriage is discussed in textbook form. Being that this book is part of The Gospel For Life Series that focuses on biblical truth and knowledge it fits right into its counterparts. It does not digress from the biblical understanding of how the church views the ethical issues with in a marriage. It uphold a very conservative perspective on marriage.
With in the cover of the text you find an explanation of traditional marital roles. This was my favorite chapter of the text. I always appreciate the description of husbands adoring their wives, and wives submitting to their husbands. Our society tends to turn their nose at the word “submissive;” however when biblical truth is understood, it is a beautiful thing! Scripture tells a beautiful story of marriage and this book tells it well.
If you are looking for a book that digs deep into broken marriages, or if you are looking for a “self help” book, this would not be a book I would recommend. This book is for those who want to find scripture and understand the biblical passages that define marriage.
I wish I could say I loved this book. It was written well, but I feel that the topic of marriage can be addressed with out discussing opinions of where our society has gone wrong. In the text I found myself feeling as though there was a tug of war between teaching and defending the biblical concepts of marriage. In so many ways our society has left behind the foundation of marriage. I get it, but I don’t want to read where we have gone wrong. I just wanted to read what God intended.