Sacred Marriage

Sacred Marriage
Author: Gary L. Thomas
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN 10: 0310340667
ISBN 13: 9780310340669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Marriage Book Review:

In this popular bestselling book (with more than 500,000 copies sold), Gary Thomas uncovers how your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other. Happy is good. But holy is better. Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy? Sacred Marriage doesn't just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today's marriages. Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains us 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. 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. Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God’s overarching purpose. This book may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage. It will most certainly change you. Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ. Also available: Sacred Marriage gift edition, small group video study and study guide, Spanish edition, and more.

Sacred Marriages

Sacred Marriages
Author: David F. Mullins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2018-06-14
ISBN 10: 1351598384
ISBN 13: 9781351598385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Marriages Book Review:

This book represents a new direction in the study of religion and marriage by using a postmodern theoretical framework focusing on gendered discourse and culture, to examine the meaning of sacred marriage within social contexts. Drawing upon data from in-depth interviews of couples in long-term, sacred marriages living in the American Midwest, together with an analysis of Christian marriage advice manuals, Sacred Marriages explores how couples use religious and nonreligious discourses and cultures to give their marriages meaning, and how those sacred meanings are used in their daily lives and the spaces that they embody. The study shows how religious and secular beliefs are combined to formulate cultural strategies for approaching the sacralization of marriage, and how religious and nonreligious discourses and cultures are ordered, depending on circumstances and social contexts. This often results in other relationships being subordinated in favour of the sacred bond believed to exist between husband and wife. The book argues that sacred marriage is a malleable concept, as people bend religious culture to form new and altered sacred marriages during emotional extremes. A thoughtful examination of long-term Christian marriages, this volume will appeal to scholars of religion and sociology with interests in marriage and the family.

Sacred Marriage Participant s Guide

Sacred Marriage Participant s Guide
Author: Gary L. Thomas
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN 10: 031088067X
ISBN 13: 9780310880677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Marriage Participant s Guide Book Review:

In this six-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Sacred Marriage, writer and speaker Gary Thomas invites you to see how God can use marriage as a discipline and a motivation to reflect more of the character of Jesus. Your marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse. It is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. Sacred Marriage shifts the focus from marital enrichment to spiritual enrichment in ways that can help you love your mate more. Whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God. Everything about your marriage—from the history you and your spouse create, to the love you share, to the forgiveness you both offer and seek by turn—is filled with the capacity to help you grow in Christ's character. Sessions include: God’s Purpose for Marriage: More Than We Imagine The Refining Power of Marriage The God-Centered Spouse Sacred History Sexual Saints Marriage: The Love Laboratory Designed for use with the Sacred Marriage Video Study (sold separately).

Devotions for a Sacred Marriage

Devotions for a Sacred Marriage
Author: Gary L. Thomas
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 0310353858
ISBN 13: 9780310353850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devotions for a Sacred Marriage Book Review:

What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? By popular demand the author of Sacred Marriage returns to the topic of how God uses marriage to expand our souls and make us holy. Devotions for a Sacred Marriage explores how God can reveal Himself to you through your marriage and help you grow closer to Him as well as to your spouse. Fifty-two weekly devotions encourage couples to build a marriage around God’s priorities. From learning to live with a fellow sinner, to the process of two becoming one, to sharing lives as brothers and sisters in Christ, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage will continue to challenge couples to embrace the profound and soul-stretching reality of Christian marriage.

Sacred Cows

Sacred Cows
Author: Danielle Teller,Astro Teller
Publsiher: Diversion Books
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 1626813590
ISBN 13: 9781626813595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Cows Book Review:

A husband-and-wife doctor team offers fresh and startling perspective on one of our most cherished and misunderstood institutions. Drs. Astro and Danielle Teller know better than most that finding the right partner in life doesn’t always happen the first time around. Through their own divorces they learned how widely held cultural assumptions and misinformation that nobody thinks to question—what they refer to as “sacred cows”—create unnecessary heartache for people who are already suffering through a terrible time. Do you think, for example, that the divorce rate in the United States is rising? Or that children are harmed by divorce? Most people do, but it turns out that neither of these notions is supported by the data. Combining the rigor that has established them as leaders in their respective fields along with a dose of good-natured humor, the Tellers ask readers to take a fresh look at seven common sacred cows: the Holy Cow, the Expert Cow, the Selfish Cow, the Defective Cow, the Innocent Victim Cow, the One True Cow, and the Other Cow. This is not a book that is “for” marriage or “for” divorce, but “for” the freedom to decide how to live most honestly and happily either as part of a couple or a single person.

The Sacred Search

The Sacred Search
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 0830781927
ISBN 13: 9780830781928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred Search Book Review:

In the revised edition of his hit book The Sacred Search, author Gary Thomas helps single people of all ages make wise marital choices, in large part by rethinking what basis those choices should be made on. Readers are encouraged to think beyond finding their “soul mate,” an idea that has its roots in the philosophy of Plato, and instead adopt a more biblical search for a “sole mate”— someone who will walk with them on their spiritual journey. Thomas asks, What if we focused on why to get married more than on who to marry? What if being “in love” isn’t a good enough reason to get married? And most of all, what if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?

Women in the Ancient Near East

Women in the Ancient Near East
Author: Marten Stol
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2016-08-08
ISBN 10: 1614512639
ISBN 13: 9781614512639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in the Ancient Near East Book Review:

Women in the Ancient Near East offers a lucid account of the daily life of women in Mesopotamia from the third millennium BCE until the beginning of the Hellenistic period. The book systematically presents the lives of women emerging from the available cuneiform material and discusses modern scholarly opinion. Stol’s book is the first full-scale treatment of the history of women in the Ancient Near East.

Cherish

Cherish
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 0310347270
ISBN 13: 9780310347279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cherish Book Review:

Gary Thomas, bestselling author of Sacred Marriage, believes that one word can bring hope, light and life into any marriage: Cherish. "Most marriages survive by gritting teeth and holding on. But marriages can and will not only survive but thrive when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another," Thomas says. And in a world desperate for marriage redemption, the act of cherishing is needed now more than ever. Thomas shows that although there are a countless number of marriages consisting of two people just going through the motions, there are real ways this pattern can be reversed: when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another in proven, loving, and everyday actions and words. Through personal stories and real-world examples, Thomas proves what husbands and wives can begin doing today to turn their marriage around - even a marriage marred by neglect and disrespect. So how do you cherish your spouse? Thomas will show you how going out of your way to notice them, appreciate them, honor them, encourage them, and hold them close to your heart will bring hope, light, and life into your marriage. Also available: Cherish small group video study and study guide, Spanish edition, and more.

An Introduction to Bond Markets

An Introduction to Bond Markets
Author: Moorad Choudhry
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN 10: 0470976284
ISBN 13: 9780470976289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Bond Markets Book Review:

The bond markets are a vital part of the world economy. The fourth edition of Professor Moorad Choudhry's benchmark reference text An Introduction to Bond Markets brings readers up to date with latest developments and market practice, including the impact of the financial crisis and issues of relevance for investors. This book offers a detailed yet accessible look at bond instruments, and is aimed specifically at newcomers to the market or those unfamiliar with modern fixed income products. The author capitalises on his wealth of experience in the fixed income markets to present this concise yet in-depth coverage of bonds and associated derivatives. Topics covered include: Bond pricing and yield Duration and convexity Eurobonds and convertible bonds Structured finance securities Interest-rate derivatives Credit derivatives Relative value trading Related topics such as the money markets and principles of risk management are also introduced as necessary background for students and practitioners. The book is essential reading for all those who require an introduction to the financial markets.

Sacred Marriage Gift Edition

Sacred Marriage Gift Edition
Author: Gary L. Thomas
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-04-05
ISBN 10: 0310334411
ISBN 13: 9780310334415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Marriage Gift Edition Book Review:

This special edition two-in-one book and devotional includes:Sacred MarriageStarting with the discovery that the goal of marriage goes beyond personal happiness, writer and speaker Gary Thomas invites readers to see how God can use marriage as a discipline and a motivation to love Him more and reflect more of the character of His Son.Devotions for a Scared MarriageA companion to Sacred Marriage, these fifty-two devotions encourage you to build your marriage around God’s priorities. From learning to live with a fellow sinner, to the process of two becoming one, to sharing our lives as brothers and sisters in Christ, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage challenges couples to embrace the profound and soul-stretching reality of Christian marriage.

The Meaning of Marriage

The Meaning of Marriage
Author: Timothy Keller,Kathy Keller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 1101548045
ISBN 13: 9781101548042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of Marriage Book Review:

“Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted.” —The Washington Times Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible. Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. The Meaning of Marriage offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.

Sacred Marriage

Sacred Marriage
Author: M B Sharan
Publsiher: Educreation Publishing
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2019-01-26
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Marriage Book Review:

This book is all about understanding the true meaning of “Sacred Marriage” and “Divine Love” for creating the soulmate relationships with the Spouse and God. A true love never runs smoothly. Therefore, everyone has to learn about how to make the path of loving relationship smooth, and how to turn his/her mate into a soulmate for moving together on this path of marriage happily. This is possible only when one learns not only the fun and enjoyable parts of marriage but also the difficult parts which frustrate him or her sometimes to understand each other properly. This book will help the reader to understand all these issues at deeper levels one by one as listed below:Grand Design of God of Men and WomenHow to Activate Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Emotional, and Sexual EnergiesPurpose of Sacred MarriageBuilding Good Relationships with EveryoneEnhancing Marital Relationship through Intimacy, Love, and SexUnderstanding Universal Spiritual LawsCreating Soulmate Relationships with the Spouse and GodProper sex education for everyoneTransmutation of Sexual Energy

A Lifelong Love

A Lifelong Love
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 0830781218
ISBN 13: 9780830781218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lifelong Love Book Review:

A good marriage isn’t something found; it’s something made. In this revised and updated edition of the bestselling book A Lifelong Love, author Gary Thomas shares that when couples pursue spiritual purpose and worship it builds lasting intimacy and friendship between them. In A Lifelong Love, Thomas takes couples on three essential journeys leading to a strong marriage: The journey toward each other The journey toward God The journey toward love Whether readers are feeling discouraged about their marriage or simply want to infuse their relationship with greater spiritual and relational passion, A Lifelong Love offers the guidance they need to embrace the eternal intentions that God has for them.

Sacred Marriages

Sacred Marriages
Author: Martti Nissinen,Risto Uro
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2008-07-21
ISBN 10: 157506572X
ISBN 13: 9781575065724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Marriages Book Review:

The title of this volume, Sacred Marriages, consciously plays with the traditional concept of sacred marriage, but the plural form, “sacred marriages,” gives the reader an idea that something more is at stake here than a monomaniacal idea of manifestations deriving from a single prototype. Following the guidelines of one of the contributors, Ruben Zimmermann, the editors tentatively define “sacred marriage” as a “real or symbolic union of two complementary entities, imagined as gendered, in a religious context.” “Sacred marriages” (plural), then, refers to various expressions of this kind of union in different cultures that seek to overcome, to cite Zimmermann again, “the great dualism of human and cosmic existence.” The subtitle indicates that the contributors are primarily interested in different aspects of the divine-human sexual metaphor—that is, the imagining and reenactment of a gendered relationship between the human and divine worlds. This metaphor, which is essentially about relationship rather than sexual acts, can find textual, ritual, mythical, and social expressions in different times and places. Indeed, the sacred marriage ritual itself should be considered not a manifestation of the “sacralized power of sexuality experienced in sexual intercourse” but one way of objectifying the divine-human sexual metaphor.

The Sumerian World

The Sumerian World
Author: Harriet Crawford
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2013-08-29
ISBN 10: 1136219110
ISBN 13: 9781136219115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sumerian World Book Review:

The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and the natural sciences. This broad treatment will also make the volume of interest to students looking for comparative data in allied subjects such as ancient literature and early religions. Providing an authoritative, comprehensive and up to date overview of the Sumerian period written by some of the best qualified scholars in the field, The Sumerian World will satisfy students, researchers, academics, and the knowledgeable layperson wishing to understand the world of southern Mesopotamia in the third millennium.

The Sacred Marriage Rite

The Sacred Marriage Rite
Author: Samuel Noah Kramer,Emeritus Clark Research Professor of Assyriology Samuel Noah Kramer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 170
Release: 1969
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015046829910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred Marriage Rite Book Review:

Looking for Love in the Legal Discourse of Marriage

Looking for Love in the Legal Discourse of Marriage
Author: Renata Grossi
Publsiher: ANU Press
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN 10: 1925021823
ISBN 13: 9781925021820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking for Love in the Legal Discourse of Marriage Book Review:

This book examines the (in)visibility of romantic love in the legal discourse surrounding modern Australian marriage. It looks at how romantic love has become a core part of modernity, and a dominant part of the Western marriage discourse, and considers how the ideologies of romantic love are (or are not) replicated in the legal meaning of marriage. This examination raises two key issues. If love has become central to people’s understanding of marriage, then it is important for the legitimacy of law that love is reflected in both the content and application of the law. More fundamentally, it requires us to reconsider how we understand law, and to ask whether it is engaged with emotions, or separate from them. Along the way this book also considers the meaning of love itself in contemporary society, and asks whether love is a radical force capable of breaking down conservative meanings embedded in institutions like marriage, or whether it simply mirrors them. This book will be of interest to everyone working on love, marriage and sexuality in the disciplines of law, sociology and philosophy.

Every Woman s Marriage

Every Woman s Marriage
Author: Shannon Ethridge,Greg Ethridge
Publsiher: Waterbrook Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0307458571
ISBN 13: 9780307458575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Woman s Marriage Book Review:

Readers ready to stop the blame game and pursue the marriage of your dreams can let authors Shannon and Greg Ethridge show them how to reignite their relationship with spiritual, emotional, and physical passion.

Emile Durkheim

Emile Durkheim
Author: Ivan Strenski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN 10: 1351940600
ISBN 13: 9781351940603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emile Durkheim Book Review:

A new appreciation of Durkheim, now into its fourth decade, has extended our grasp of his intellectual ambitions beyond standard academic boundaries. Contributions to this revival of interest in Durkheim, many secreted away in obscure periodicals, are well worth being recognized for their unqualified excellence in helping us to uncover the original Durkheimian intellectual project in all its interdisciplinary complexity. Besides classic Durkheimian subjects such as religion, social solidarity and suicide, these studies bring to light Durkheim's intellectual inquiry into political theory, comparative ethnology, social reconstruction, questions of civil society, and his articulation of an updated individualism in conversation with Marx, Hegel, Spencer and others. Authors who have helped us attain this more rounded conception of the Durkheimian project include such well-known figures as Robert N. Bellah, Robert Alun Jones, Anthony Giddens, W. S. F. Pickering and Edward Tiryakian. More than matching these contributions are the surprising writings by authors from across the disciplines, including such contemporaries of Durkheim as historian Henri Berr and theologian Alfred Loisy, as well as modern-day writers who deserve to be much better known, such as philosopher, John Brooks III or historian John Bossy. Although this collection is overwhelmingly drawn from sources in English, two classic critical pieces by French contemporaries of Durkheim enhance the value of this anthology.

The Making of the Self

The Making of the Self
Author: Richard Valantasis
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-03-15
ISBN 10: 1498270379
ISBN 13: 9781498270373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of the Self Book Review:

A leading scholar of ascetical studies, Richard Valantasis explores a variety of ascetical traditions ranging from the Greco-Roman philosophy of Musonius Rufus, the asceticism found in the Nag Hammadi Library and in certain Gnostic texts, the Gospel of Thomas, and other early Christian texts. This collection gathers historical and theoretical essays that develop a theory of asceticism that informs the analysis of historical texts and opens the way for postmodern ascetical studies. Wide-ranging in historical scope and in developing theory, these essays address asceticism for scholar and student alike. The theory will be of particular interest to those interested in cultural theory and analysis, while the historical essays provide the researcher with easy access to a significant corpus of academic writing on asceticism.