"If you are looking for just another collection of saccharine cliches about shiny happy Christian families, then you might want to leave this volume on the bookstore shelf. In an era when too many Christians listen more intently to television therapists than to the Bible on the question of the family, this could be one of the most significant books you ever read." -Russell D. Moore, president, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention "This book is a treasure trove of biblical wisdom on matters pertaining to marriage, child-rearing, singleness, and sexuality. As Western society struggles to preserve a social identity informed by Christian truths, this study reaffirms God's will for self-understanding and family ties. Readers seeking the whole counsel of God on these matters will find enormous assistance here." -Robert W. Yarbrough, professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary "These days it is important for us to remember that God has something to say about marriage and family. With all of the competing voices insisting on new definitions and unbiblical patterns, Kostenberger has provided the Christian community with an invaluable resource. I heartily recommend it." -Randy Stinson, Senior Vice President for Academic Administration and Provost, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary "With the current attack on marriage and family now raging at a fevered pitch, Kostenberger's book is a vital resource that should be in the hands of every evangelical." -Tom Elliff, Pastor, First Southern Baptist Church, Del City, Oklahoma "Anything Andreas Kostenberger publishes is worthy of attention. His international education and experience, his teaching career, and his Christian character make him an author to be read with both care and anticipation. Sensible, balanced, and biblical, this is a sound and timely summary of the Bible's teaching on some of the most basic and yet controversial topics in today's world. I highly recommend it." -Mark Dever, pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC; president, 9Marks
Andreas J. Kostenberger (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is the senior research professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is a prolific author, distinguished evangelical scholar, and editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. He is the founder of Biblical Foundations, a ministry devoted to restoring the biblical foundations of the home and the church. Kostenberger and his wife have four children. David W. Jones serves as professor of Christian ethics, director of the ThM program, and associate dean for graduate program administration at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jones is also the author of more than a dozen articles that have appeared in various academic publications and a frequent speaker at churches, ministries, and Christian conferences. He currently resides near Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife and five children.