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Thursday, May 24, 2012

"God's Wisdom for Your Marriage" (a gift book)

TITLE: God's Wisdom for Your Marriage
AUTHOR: Jack Countryman
PUBLISHER: Nashville, TN: Thomas-Nelson, 2012, (256 pages).

This is a gift book meant primarily for married couples seeking God's wisdom in at least seven aspects.
  1. God's Plan
  2. God's Guidance
  3. God's Provision
  4. God's Blessings
  5. God's Truth
  6. God's Solutions
  7. God's Desires

In each aspect, Bible verses are conveniently put together according to the themes for easy reference. Easily accessible, each theme gives couples the opportunity to work through their marriage in the light of God's wisdom. In searching for God's plan, couples are encouraged to pray together, worship together, serve, be united, and to seek God together. In seeking guidance, couples can learn to work together in matters of finance, life's directions, family matters, as well as specific instructions on how to be a better husband or wife to each other. Provision is a key component of every marriage. Likewise, blessings and understanding God's truths are areas to cultivate joy and trust in God. One of the special sections is the part on "God's Solutions" where Bible verses are used to speak into the various challenges of any marriage. In "God's Desires," the purpose is to build greater unity and togetherness as couples work through emotions, actions, and thoughts that affect their marriage.

As again, this is a gift book style. Like any gift books, there is always a limitation in understanding the contexts of each passage. The verses ought to encourage the reader, but my usual advice on how to use this book is to let it point readers to read the Bible proper. Such a book is never meant to be used alone as we need always to go back to the full Bible in order to understand more of why God is saying what He is saying.


This book is provided to me free by Thomas-Nelson and NetGalley without any obligation for a positive review. All opinions offered above are mine unless otherwise stated or implied.

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