This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence by John Piper

Publisher’s Synopsis: “The chasm between the biblical vision of marriage and the common human conception is—and has always been—gargantuan. Reflecting on over 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. He aims to lift the church’s low view of marriage to something infinitely greater, namely, a vision of Jesus’s unswerving allegiance to and affection for his bride. This Momentary Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike. Now available in paperback with a freshly redesigned cover, Piper’s book on marriage holds even greater appeal.”

Nerd Factor: Low

Emmaus Staff Comments: This is a helpful book. It argues for the glory of God as the supreme purpose of marriage. It also presents a sound treatment of the roles of husband and wife in the marriage relationship. I (Joe) highly recommend it.

Purchasing Options: Amazon, Monergism Books

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