Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sacred Marriage Review

About the Book
With over 500,000 units sold, Sacred Marriage has become a classic read for married couples over the past 15 years. Now updated, streamlined, and revised by author and speaker Gary Thomas to better meet the needs of today’s pre-married and married couples.
Happy is good. Holy is better.
Marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help men and women know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. So what if God’s primary intent for marriage isn’t to make people happy . . . but to make them holy?
Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains husbands and wives to love God and others well, how it exposes sin and makes us more aware of God's presence, how good marriages foster good prayer, how married sex feeds the spiritual life, and more. More than just a manual to a happier relationship, Sacred Marriage challenges readers to look at marriage in a whole new way and uncover the mystery of God’s overarching purpose.
The revised edition of Sacred Marriage takes into account the ways men's and women's roles have expanded since the book was first written. It has been streamlined to be a faster read without losing the depth that so many readers have valued. 

My Thoughts

Though this book is not newly published, I hadn't read it until this version. I haven't read anything by Gary Thomas before and I'll be honest this book didn't have much in it that I haven't read before. Of course there are new stories about marriages and situations but as popular as it might be, I didn't get a lot out of this book. My favorite chapter is when Gary writes about prayer in marriage and how growing a relationship with Christ in your marriage is so important. 

Four stars. 

"I received this book from BookLook Blogger for free in exchange for an honest review."

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