God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation By Andreas J. Kostenberger and David W. Jones

Posted: July 2, 2012 in Christian Life, Family, Marriage

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Crossway; 2nd edition
  • Price: $7.99

This updated, second edition of Kostenberger and Jones’s landmark work tackles the latest debates and cultural challenges to God’s plan for marriage and the family and urges a return to a biblical foundation.

We live in a time of crisis regarding marriage and the family, and only by a return to the biblical foundation can these institutions be rebuilt.

To provide an integrated, biblical treatment of the full range of marriage and family issues, the authors of God, Marriage, and Family examine what Scripture says about God’s purposes for humans in their marriage and family interactions.

Their examination covers the special issues stemming from marriage, child-rearing, singleness, homosexuality, and divorce and remarriage.

With study questions and points for further discussion, this book is a comprehensive yet concise resource for anyone seeking a Scriptural response to our culture’s complex challenges to God’s intentions for marriage and family.

Endorsements:
“In breadth of coverage, thoroughness of learning, clarity of analysis and argument and, I think, soundness of judgment, this solid, lucid, pastorally angled treatise has no peer. Evangelicals who research, debate, teach, and counsel on gender, sex, marriage, and family will find it an endlessly useful resource. The easy mastery with which the author threads his way through forty years’ special pleadings gives this compendium landmark significance, and I recommend it highly.”
-J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College; author, Knowing God

“A generation ago the most influential book on marriage for me was God and Marriage by Geoffrey Bromiley. Now I have been married over 35 years and have sons who are near where I was in their marriages. For them-and for a whole generation under assault on the meaning of marriage and family-I am now looking to Andreas Köstenberger’s new and larger God, Marriage, and Family to do for this generation what Bromiley’s book did for mine. Unlike Bromiley’s book, Köstenberger’s book takes on the challenges of the present explicitly. That is more necessary now than it was 25 years ago. The special value of this book lies again in its pervasive exposition of Scripture. We are adrift in a sea of speculation without this. I am thankful for the book. I plan to give it to my grown children.”
-John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Twin Cities, Minnesota

“Anything Andreas Köstenberger publishes is worthy of attention. His international education and experience, his teaching career, and his Christian character make him an author to be read with both care and anticipation. You may not agree with all his conclusions, but you’ll be better equipped for living and teaching about God, marriage, and Family. Sensible, balanced, and biblical, this is a sound and timely summary of the Bible’s teaching on some of the most basic and yet controversial topics in today’s world. I highly recommend it.”
-Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC; President, 9Marks

Homiletics and Pastoral Theology By William G.T. Shedd

Homiletics and Pastoral Theology
Free here: http://www.searchandtrace.net/shop/page/4/

Shedd explores not only the intellectual responsibilities of clergy, but also the pastoral function of leadership. Although Shedd is often remembered as a theologian and historian, he also devoted his writing to the theory and practice of preaching. He forcefully argues that rhetorical elegance—the kind required for good preaching—is not merely a matter of aesthetics, but of ethics.

He describes the relationship between eloquence and exegesis, the process of choosing a text and crafting a sermon, and the nature of extemporaneous preaching. The second half of this volume defines and explains the relationship between preaching and pastoral theology.

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