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This Momentary Marriage

A Parable of Permanence

By John Piper, Noel Piper (Foreword by)

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Format: Paperback, 191 pages
Published In: United States, 01 September 2012
Reflecting on forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant as a display of Christ's covenant-keeping love for the church. Now available in paperback.

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"Theologically, this book exalts human marriage as a metaphor for the ultimate love story in Christ. Practically, it applies that glorious vision of grace to our daily experiences in marriage, singleness, parenthood, and the most universal of human realities-sin. This book opens our eyes and guides our feet with the grace of Christ." -Raymond C. Ortlund Jr., Lead Pastor, Immanuel Church, Nashville, Tennessee "This book is a treasure in an era when the common perspective on marriage has been more shaped by sitcoms and self-help books than by Scripture. Dr. Piper lifts our hearts and minds to God's vision for marriage. Embracing God's design and purposes for marriage can make our homes tastes of heaven." -Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, author; Host, Revive Our Hearts "This is not a 'how to' book on marriage. Instead, this is a 'why to' book. And that's what this culture desperately needs." -Dennis Rainey, president and CEO, FamilyLife; host, FamilyLife Today; author, Stepping Up "Miss the radical message of this book and you'll miss the joyful point of marriage. Heed the surprising call of this book and you'll appreciate the sacred privilege of marriage that our culture fails to see." -Larry Crabb, Jr., Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Colorado Christian University "A highly original contribution to Christian teaching on marriage. A copy should be put into the hands of every couple preparing for lasting and loving wedlock." -Charles Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview "This book grew out of John Piper's forty years of experience in marriage and many years of parenting, pastoring, and studying Scripture. It is filled with rich, practical wisdom about the nature of marriage as a wonderful but temporary gift from God. I have taught about marriage for over thirty years, and I still found much that I could learn from this book." -Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary "The reason this book is so delightful is that it sets marriage within the matrix of the Bible's fundamental themes: the glory of God, the outworking of justification, the relationship between this life and the life to come, how husbands and wives are to interact with each other this side of the cross, and much more of the same. This is not another little 'how to' book-yet if its God-centered and gospel-centered theology is genuinely absorbed, so many of the 'how to' questions will be robustly answered." -D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; cofounder, The Gospel Coalition "John Piper's new book on marriage is an instant classic. It is at once biblical and devotional, the fruit of seasoned theological reflection and four decades of 'momentary' marriage." -Andreas J. Kostenberger, Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

About the Author

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don't Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, A Peculiar Glory, and Reading the Bible Supernaturally. Noel Piper (BA, Wheaton College) and her husband, John, ministered at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota for over 30 years. She is the author of Treasuring God in Our Traditions and Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God.

EAN: 9781433531118
ISBN: 1433531119
Publisher: Crossway Books
Dimensions: 20.07 x 13.21 x 1.52 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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