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Overview Couples who commit to the biblical principles will find a oneness in marriage that will give God glory and bring His blesing. God ordained marriage between a man and a woman for companionship, procreation and more. However God also created marriage to be a picture of the relationship between Christ and the Church.
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The Exemplary Husband
A Biblical Perspective by Dr. Stuart Scott
Foreword by John MacArthur
The official companion book for The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace is a biblical blueprint for the mandate God has given to husbands in the covenant of marriage to love their wives, even as Christ loved the church. Dr. Stuart Scott has responded chapter by chapter to the biblical teaching put forth in Martha's popular book. It is suitable for men's small group Bible studies, or for couples prayerfully seeking God's very best in marriage.
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Studio: Focus Publishing (MN)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 1" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2002
Publisher FOCUS PUBLISHING #30
ISBN 1885904312 ISBN13 9781885904317
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More About Stuart Scott & John F. MacArthur, Jr.
Stuart Scott is associate professor of Biblical Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also authored "The Exemplary Husband" and is a board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Heath Lambert is associate professor of Biblical Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and its undergraduate institution, Boyce College. He also serves as pastor of Biblical Living at his church overseeing the counseling and marriage ministries.
Reviews - What do customers think about Exemplary Husband?
It's about God, not about you Jun 30, 2008
This book, lest some reviewers miss the point, is about God's plan for marriage as divinely inspired in His Word, the Bible. It is not about cultural differences, feminist "equality" nor male dominance. God set up the marriage relationship based on a hierarchy that pre-dates history. It is about establishing a leader, with others as followers, just as The Father can be thought of as the Head of the Trinity, with Jesus doing The Father's will. We, as Christians are His children. There is a family hierarchy based upon this holy Trinitarian hierarchy. It's thoroughly biblical and has nothing to do with whether or not one lives in 21st century America with its attendant notions of "equality" within marriages. Biblically speaking, while the Bible says a husband should cherish, serve and love his wife (and vice versa), it also says the husband IS, like it or not, the head of the household.
Of course, if the Christian does not set as his or her base of operations the Bible, the very Word of God, then she is free to set her own rules to demand "equal" parnership. But it is not biblical.
And therein lies a sticking point for unbiblical Christians; they want their marriages set up as contemporary cultural marriages rather than on how God says marriages should be structured. I am certain feminist readers will find much to object to here, but they'd better take it up with God, not with the writer of this book.
A solid book on marriage Feb 29, 2008
This book is solid start to finish. First it lays out the Biblical and theological foundations of who God is and who we are, and after that it goes deep into every Biblical responsibility of Christian husbands. Not only will it make clear our goal to love our wives as Christ loved the Church but deal with the problems and challenges most men will face in their Christian walk.
The author Nouethic counseling experience and pastorship come in handy as experience is shown in the way he handles every theme. This is an honest, deeply Biblical study of what a real Christian husband should be. Also it helps in understanding all our relationships in this fallen world.
Great in concept, Poor in execution Feb 16, 2008
I bought this book because my wife spoke so highly of The Excellent Wife. I was sorely disappointed, though.
It's not that I disagree with anything in the book, it's just way too generally and difficult to apply to life. It's like the author is trying to give an intro to theology, while giving a biblical model of masculinity.
In the process, you get a very scattered, very shallow overview many things. None of them are deep enough to be useful though. There are better books.
Could The Bible Be More Clear? Nov 14, 2007
In today's age of feminism, it becomes even more important for us as confessing and Christian husbands to give no ground to the schemes of the devil. It is squarely 100% our responsibility to engage with the world on the basis of our biblical mandate.
But we must be informed as to that role. Step up, Dr Scott.
'First of all, God's perfect love overshadows all of His dealings with us. His love for us is never inactive. We know this because of the biblical word "hesed". This Hebrew word refers to God's relationship with us and means 'steadfast loving-kindness' or 'covenant loyalty' (Psalm 36:7; Isaiah 63;7). The word carries with it the ideas of both love and faithfulness. Therefore a biblical relationship has enduring love. Everything that is done in a biblical relationship should be in keeping with this kind of love.' pg 53
This book is practical, but also biblical throughout. I was blessed to actually find so much truth, not only on the topic, but also on our wrong ideas, words and actions.
This book is a watershed for men - married or single. It can serve as a tremendous and balanced resource for men in the Body of Christ.
God is good Jun 27, 2007
If you really want to know what it means to be a husband, this book is for you. It teaches us about what God would desire us men to be and how God wants us to lead us toward him. For those starting out in marriage, those currently married, it is a fantastic book!