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Divorce and Remarriage: : A Permanence View
Bible-believing Christians agree that it is essential to act on Jesus' words while the present storm of marital unfaithfulness and divorce swirls around us. Yet there is uncertainty about Jesus' commands concerning divorce and remarriage. Do we truly understand the words of Christ (and Paul)?
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This is an excellent book. Elliff and his fellow elders have put together a thoughtful, biblical, and pastoral case for the permanence view. I would strongly encourage anyone who preaches, teaches, and or counsels on marriage to read this book, as well as Christians who have been divorced or remarried. I recommend this all the time. I have also counseled a formerly divorced brother who has since reconciled with his wife based much on help from this great book!
I thought this was a well-reasoned defense of the permanence view of marriage. i.e. that divorce and remarriage are both biblical indefensible. I appreciated the format, how the authors would present their view and then respond to objections. However, I still believe the arguments fell short at some critical points, and I will still have to probe further in figuring out where I land on this issue. This book is an important and accessible contribution to the issue of the Christian view of divorce ...more