Item description for God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation by Andreas J. Kostenberger & David W. Jones...
Overview Learn about current issues involving marriage and the family and examine these issues in light of biblical passages. Ideal for personal and group study or as a textbook for Christian marriage and family courses.
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.62" Width: 5.58" Height: 1.09" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Nov 11, 2004
Publisher Crossway Books/Good News
ISBN 1581345801 ISBN13 9781581345803
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More About Andreas J. Kostenberger & David W. Jones
Andreas J. Kostenberger, Ph.D., is senior professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the founder of Biblical Foundations(TM) (www.biblicalfoundations.org), co-author of The Book Study Concordance, and co-editor of the Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament series.
Andreas J. Kostenberger currently resides in Wake Forest, in the state of North Carolina. Andreas J. Kostenberger was born in 1957.
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Reviews - What do customers think about God Marriage And Family?
Extremely Well Written Dec 22, 2008
Andreas has put together a great book however while appearing very comprehensive he has missed some very important view points, in fact perhaps the most critical.
I must warn readers that Andreas advises readers to err on the side of MERCY, in respect to divorce and remarriage.
I would strongly urge people to err on the side of 100% OBEDIENCE & 100% FAITHFULNESS, I cite Noah's obedience and faithfulness compared to the Israelites disobedience and lack of faith.
If you would like more on the topic, and what Andreas missed - www.WiseReaction.org
Superb and Biblically Balanced May 28, 2007
This is one of the best books that I have read concerning God's intent for the marriage relationship. It covers the difficult issues of divorce, abortion, homosexuality, and others that many are afraid to address. The authors return the reader to Adam and Eve and Old Testament principles, progressing to Jesus' teachings and New Testament principles on each issue. A special section concerning spiritual warfare is provided depicting not only the "what" but the "how to" of spiritual warfare. I recommend this to anyone who desires a thorough understanding of God's desire for the marriage and family relationship.
Good theological overview Feb 14, 2007
This is a helpful book for people wanting a biblical overview of marriage and family. It is vital for Christians to know what God says about the family in this day and age. Instead of the author sharing his view alone, he presents multiple scholarly thoughts and presents clear explanations of biblical passages, not just his own thoughts on the subject. The book is written at a higher educational level but is not difficult reading. I am used to reading theology books and this book follows that typical style and presentation, but simpler. It would be deemed conservative by social standards and is clear on the teachings of the Bible.
Solid and encompassing Jul 8, 2006
I had one of these authors for two classes in seminary and he was always informative and provoking. This book is an exhaustive, for the average person, biblical treatment of the subjects of marriage and family. Anyone who works with families and children should have this book, and will use it time and time again. I have worked it into parenting classes, and while it may be a little on the thick side for a new Christian it lends itself nicely to borrowing ideas and material to give a more shallow curriculum some meat. Get a few copies to give away during counseling and classes.
Best book for this subject available Jun 14, 2005
At a time of crisis in marriages and in family relationships, this refreshing and thought provoking book is one of very few that examines and tackles what the Bible has to say about marriage, family and other related subjects. There are ethical discussions on reproductive health and rights, and a discussion on the role of women in society. It may change your views on birth control and reproduction as Dr. Köstenberger addresses "how to think GOD'S way." It honestly discusses Jesus' teachings on homosexuality, the gift of singleness, celibacy, parenting, and divorce and remarriage. The ideas are not only for married men and women, but for all of us! They offer practical advice on the issue of purity, even for those who consider themselves anything but pure!
At a time of crisis in relationships, this Scripture based book shares examples of restoration of God's ideals for marriage and family, reminding men and women to take proper care of their relationships to ensure themselves the happiness they yearn for in marriage. It was helpful as Dr. Köstenberger addressed gender roles, men submitting to Christ, and the husband's authority over women with the husband being the ultimate authority over family. It presents the woman's role, discussing the Proverbs 31 wife, giving everyday advice on how to be a "suitable helper," presenting children, and providing her husband with companionship. He spends a chapter on sex and communication that I found helpful because he spoke from both the perspective of the wife and the husband, and addresses key issues for each.
There is a fascinating chapter devoted to biblical teachings about child rearing, obedience, proper discipline, and introducing children to a personal relationship with "God in Christ." While the child's responsibility toward their own parents changes after they have established a new family, Köstenberger emphasizes that children are mandated to honor parents, and that rebellion against parents is tantamount to disrespect toward God himself, putting it "on the same level as treason and idol worship."
I highly recommend this book. It is practical and down-to-earth, inspiring us to persevere in marriage as a sacred covenant entered into before God. Dr. Köstenberger writes on how to have a great marriage by keeping God at the center of our relationships, and to bear and raise children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. He addressed spiritual warfare and proper use of spiritual weapons.
His examples were great for supporting a case to defend marriage as well as a case against homosexual unions. I found the insight on divorce to be helpful. The end of the book contains a helpful personal and group study guide. I would recommend this book to Christian as well as non-Christian couples. "Marriage and family are good gifts from a great God." I have already applied some principles of this in my life, and it DOES make a difference.