Many of the books written about marriage and divorce seem to only deal with the few texts in the New Testament and seem to be unable to take into account some of the tragedies that surround the state of marriages today. This book, based on Old Testament teaching as well as the New Testament writings, takes a wider view and argues compellingly that the Bible is supremely relevant for pastors walking through the divorce-remarriage minefield.
The book is the author’s companion to a much more technical, exegetical work, but is ideal for the busy pastor. There are many of us who want to be compassionate and biblical, able to guide those hurt by divorce who are now unsure of the potential for future relationships. This book provides helpful, firm guidelines that can be implemented with confidence in local churches.
Included within the book is a short study guide that would enable it to be used by local church leadership teams. There are also suggestions for further reading for those wanting to do extended thinking on the various themes. This is one of the most helpful, accessible and relevant books on marriage and divorce that I am aware of. I would recommend it to all in the pastoral ministry.
Review written by Neil Hudson, Elim pastor & church consultant