"Worship is man's full reason for existence. Worship is why we are born and why we are born again." A.W. Tozer

Thursday, September 27, 2012

No Ordinary Marriage by Tim Savage

Books that I've requested to read and review are becoming harder to review right now. Not because I didn't like the book or think it doesn't have anything to offer, but because I'm taking my time going through it, trying to consume as much as I can and because this book has a lot to offer. Also, right now these books are more for my own personal growth. It's not that I don't want to share the message of the book with others, it's just that I'm trying so much to process its message for me, that I don't know how to put it into words for others. Even though so much of the content I'm still working through and putting into practice, I can honestly recommend that everyone read this book, No Ordinary Marriage: Together for God's Glory by Tim Savage. Whether you're married and things are great, married and things aren't so great, engaged, or single, there is something in here for everyone. Marriage is the subject of this book, the glory of God is the result. Jesus, the cross, our identity found in him personally and together as a couple is how we get there. I'll leave you with this message from the author from the pages of this book and will ask you to prayerfully consider getting and reading this book.
"Marriage is not ultimately something we do but something we are. It is not primarily the performance of a list of duties or roles. It cannot be reduced to a series of steps or procedures. That is why this book did not begin with the how-tos of marriage. Instead, marriage is something we are to the glory of One who is more resplendent than the sun. We are created in his image. We are made in his likeness. In marriage, we are an illustration of what the Lord is himself, a radiant beacon of self-giving love. We glorify God by being what we are in Christ, people who present a replica of the sacrificial service adorning the crucified Lord. With eyes fixed on Christ, we can model his love and draw on his strength and push on to the marital summit with thanksgiving in our hearts and rejoicing on our lips, all to the glory of God. The trail features Jesus Christ at every turn. It runs through Christ, is negotiated in Christ, and is capped with Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ is the key to God-glorifying marriage."
Special thanks to Crossway for providing this complimentary book to read and review. You can purchase the book here on

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