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This Momentary Marriage

This Momentary Marriage

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Reflecting on forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant for all the best reasons.

Even in the days when people commonly stayed married "'til death do us part," there has never been a generation whose view of marriage was high enough, says Pastor John Piper. That is all the more true in our casual times.

Though personal selfishness and cultural bondage obstruct the wonder of God's purpose, it is found in God's Word, where his design can awaken a glorious vision capable of freeing every person from small, Christ-ignoring, romance-intoxicated views. As Piper explains in reflecting on forty years of matrimony: "Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. And ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It displays the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his people to the world in a way that no other event or institution does. Marriage, therefore, is not mainly about being in love."



- Publisher "Theologically, this book exalts human marriage as a metaphor for the ultimate love story in Christ. Practically, it applies that glorious vision of grace to our daily experiences in marriage, singleness, parenthood, and the most universal of human realities-sin. This book opens our eyes and guides our feet with the grace of Christ." - Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr., Pastor, Immanuel Church, Nashville"This book is a treasure in an era when the common perspective on marriage has been more shaped by sitcoms and self-help books than by Scripture. Dr. Piper lifts our hearts and minds to God's vision for marriage. Embracing God's design and purposes for marriage can make our homes tastes of heaven." - Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Author; Radio Host, Revive Our Hearts radio program"This is not a 'how to' book on marriage. Instead, this is a 'why to' book. And that's what this culture desperately needs." - Dennis Rainey, President, FamilyLife"Miss the radical message of this book and you'll miss the joyful point of marriage. Heed the surprising call of this book and you'll appreciate the sacred privilege of marriage that our culture fails to see." - Larry Crabb, Jr., Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Colorado Christian University"A highly original contribution to Christian teaching on marriage. A copy should be put into the hands of every couple preparing for lasting and loving wedlock." - Charles Colson, Founder, Prison Fellowship"This book grew out of John Piper's forty years of experience in marriage and many years of parenting, pastoring, and studying Scripture. It is filled with rich, practical wisdom about the nature of marriage as a wonderful but temporary gift from God. I have taught about marriage for over thirty years, and I still found much that I could learn from this book." - Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Bible and Theology, Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, Arizona"The reason this book is so delightful is that it sets marriage within the matrix of the Bible's fundamental themes: the glory of God, the outworking of justification, the relationship between this life and the life to come, how husbands and wives are to interact with each other this side of the cross, and much more of the same. This is not another little 'how to' book-yet if its God-centered and gospel-centered theology is genuinely absorbed, so many of the 'how to' questions will be robustly answered." - D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School"John Piper's new book on marriage is an instant classic. It is at once biblical and devotional, the fruit of seasoned theological reflection and four decades of 'momentary' marriage." - Andreas J. Kostenberger, Professor of New Testament and Director of Ph.D. Studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

- Publisher

About "This Momentary Marriage"

Reflecting on forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant for all the best reasons.

Even in the days when people commonly stayed married "'til death do us part," there has never been a generation whose view of marriage was high enough, says Pastor John Piper. That is all the more true in our casual times.

Though personal selfishness and cultural bondage obstruct the wonder of God's purpose, it is found in God's Word, where his design can awaken a glorious vision capable of freeing every person from small, Christ-ignoring, romance-intoxicated views. As Piper explains in reflecting on forty years of matrimony: "Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. And ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It displays the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his people to the world in a way that no other event or institution does. Marriage, therefore, is not mainly about being in love."


- Publisher

"Theologically, this book exalts human marriage as a metaphor for the ultimate love story in Christ. Practically, it applies that glorious vision of grace to our daily experiences in marriage, singleness, parenthood, and the most universal of human realities-sin. This book opens our eyes and guides our feet with the grace of Christ." - Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr., Pastor, Immanuel Church, Nashville"This book is a treasure in an era when the common perspective on marriage has been more shaped by sitcoms and self-help books than by Scripture. Dr. Piper lifts our hearts and minds to God's vision for marriage. Embracing God's design and purposes for marriage can make our homes tastes of heaven." - Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Author; Radio Host, Revive Our Hearts radio program"This is not a 'how to' book on marriage. Instead, this is a 'why to' book. And that's what this culture desperately needs." - Dennis Rainey, President, FamilyLife"Miss the radical message of this book and you'll miss the joyful point of marriage. Heed the surprising call of this book and you'll appreciate the sacred privilege of marriage that our culture fails to see." - Larry Crabb, Jr., Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Colorado Christian University"A highly original contribution to Christian teaching on marriage. A copy should be put into the hands of every couple preparing for lasting and loving wedlock." - Charles Colson, Founder, Prison Fellowship"This book grew out of John Piper's forty years of experience in marriage and many years of parenting, pastoring, and studying Scripture. It is filled with rich, practical wisdom about the nature of marriage as a wonderful but temporary gift from God. I have taught about marriage for over thirty years, and I still found much that I could learn from this book." - Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Bible and Theology, Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, Arizona"The reason this book is so delightful is that it sets marriage within the matrix of the Bible's fundamental themes: the glory of God, the outworking of justification, the relationship between this life and the life to come, how husbands and wives are to interact with each other this side of the cross, and much more of the same. This is not another little 'how to' book-yet if its God-centered and gospel-centered theology is genuinely absorbed, so many of the 'how to' questions will be robustly answered." - D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School"John Piper's new book on marriage is an instant classic. It is at once biblical and devotional, the fruit of seasoned theological reflection and four decades of 'momentary' marriage." - Andreas J. Kostenberger, Professor of New Testament and Director of Ph.D. Studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Publisher

Meet the Author

John Piper

John Piper (D.Theol., University of Munich) is senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and the head of Desiring God. He has written numerous books on various topics, including the modern classic Desiring God.

Some of his books include:
Personal holiness:
Don't Waste Your Life, The Pleasures of God, When the Darkness will not Lift, Future Grace, Sex and the Supremacy of Christ, When I Don't Desire God, A Hunger for God and Battling Unbelief.
Ministry and missions:
The Supremacy of God in Preaching, Let the Nations be Glad, Brothers we are not Professionals and God is the Gospel.
Academic:
Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Beyond The Bounds, Counted Righteous in Christ, The Justification of God, Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, What Jesus Demands from the World, The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World, and The Future of Justification.
Devotionals:
A Hunger for God, Seeing and Savouring Jesus Christ, A Godward Life (2 vols), Pierced by the Word, Life as a Vapor, Taste and See, and Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die;
Historical biography:
Swans are Not Silent series #01: The Legacy of Sovereign Joy (Augustine, Luther and Calvin), #02: Tested by Fire (Bunyan, Cowper and Brainerd), #03: The Roots of Endurance (Newton, Simeon and Wilberforce), #04: Contending for our All (Athanasius; John Owen; and J. Gresham Machen), and Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce, and Robert Speer.
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It Hurts So Good
5 stars By Mark Tapping, Jun 04 2010
You can take advice from a guy who has been married 40 years to the same woman, never been a shadow in his ministry, and has recently taken 8 months off to make sure his marriage is going to last to the end. 
This book gives a Biblical picture of marriage, and as God made marriage and gave us his Word... it's the best picture of marriage we can have. Easy to read, hard to perfect. If you get it, accept it, and live it... I'll owe you a coffee while you tell me about your marriage (I hope to buy a lot of coffees). This book always takes things back to the Word, which leaves us secure. 
It's slightly long, even though it's a short book. The content is good, but the chapters too long for the content. If you like elastic reading (stretched out points), you'll relax into this book.
Theology 5 out of 5
Readability 4 out of 5 (too long)
Suggestion: Read this together as a married or engaged couple. Let's get marriage right and show the world Jesus. 




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  • Catalogue Code 286790
  • Product Code 9781433507120
  • ISBN 1433507129
  • EAN 9781433507120
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Relationships
  • Sub-Category Love, Sex & Marriage
  • Publisher Crossway
  • Publication Date Apr 2009
  • Dimensions 18 x 133 x 203 mm
  • Weight 0.292kg