God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation
The release of the landmark first edition of God, Marriage, and Family provided an integrated, biblical treatment of God's purposes for the home. Since then, explain authors Andreas Köstenberger and David Jones, the crisis confronting modern households has only intensified, and yet the solution remains the same: obedience to and application of God's Word.
In the second edit...more
It is comprehensive and thoroughly biblical. The strength of the book is that it is fair in presenting competing views on various issues--like parenting philosophies, the use/non-use of birth control, the permissibility of divorce and remarriage, homosexuality, etc.
Chapter eight is the best chapter in the book. It includes excellent and practical help for parenting--especially teens. For example the authors list seven signs of spiritual maturi ...more
I have found this book to be excellent as it approaches marriage and family from the biblical standard and provides wonderful practical application for contemporary marriages and families.
In fact this is a biblical theology of sexuality or humans from the point of view of family and sex.
I goes from Genesis through Revelation. And as we go along, themes are dealed with. For example on the NT part with Jesus and Paul, divorce is the main subject. On Ephesians 5, the chapter speaks of marriage. I d ...more
In addressing each topic, this book is focused on what the Old Testament and the New Testament teach about each topic. He does a good job of showing the con ...more
I especially appreciated his explanation ...more
Also very helpful is the chapter he added entitled, "God, Marriage, Family, and the Church: Learning to Be the Family of God." In th ...more
Köstenberger and Jones have provided an excellent overview of what Scripture reveals about marriage and family.
Particular strengths include the comprehensiveness of the book, as well as its integrative nature. Topics like marriage, singleness, gender, manhood, womanhood, child-bearing, dating, and the relation of family to the church are all critically related. Other essentially-related topics are ethical issues like divorce, remarriage, homosexuality, and polygamy. All these issu ...more