book report - Sacred Marriage

Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply.

Scores of books have been written that offer guidance for building the marriage of your dreams. But what if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy? And what if your relationship isn’t as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God?


Gary Thomas challenges us to think like Christians instead of Americans. I am grateful for this. The book is not a page turner. For me, it was more devotional. His love of ancient Christian writers is blatant in this book. His appeal to them adds credibility to his topic, which someone who wrote the book after only 15 years of marriage lacked in my eyes. I'm coming up on 12 years of marriage, and i don't feel i have much to offer if i wrote a book. His writing is dense and not breezy or fluffy. i am grateful for a serious book on marriage, but it took almost a year to read it. it will help some insomniacs. reading a section or two before going to sleep is not a bad way to digest this book. each section is dense enough to stand on its own. this reads like thirteen booklets instead of one book. it provides a needed correction in the american consumer Christian culture. i recommend it to everyone, married or not yet or had been.

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