Gospel Intimacy in a Godly Marriage by Alan Dunn (Paperback)
"Alan Dunn's Gospel Intimacy is the best book on marriage that I have ever read for promoting a profound theological understanding of marriage and a practical intimacy within marriage. Of the dozens of books on marriage that I have read in my lifetime, this book comes closest to unveiling the high Pauline view of marriage in its mysterious Christ-church union and its covenant bond...If you want your marriage to grow in its deepest, most intimate sense, read Gospel Intimacy, then buy a dozen to give them away to relatives and friends."— Dr. Joel R. Beeke "The shelves of Christian bookstores are filled with "how to" books addressing a broad spectrum of issues related to marriage. However, there is a dearth of material that addresses the bedrock issues of marriage from a theological and pervasively gospel perspective. This is the much needed task that Alan Dunn has accomplished for us. Any couple contemplating marriage will find in this book the divine template for true intimacy in their marriage. The married couple who are enjoying much multi-leveled intimacy will be strengthened in that intimacy as they read and assimilate the biblical perspectives contained in it. Those with a troubled marriage may find that the gospel is indeed the power of God unto salvation—even salvation from a troubled to a God-honoring, mutually fulfilling marital intimacy that will fulfill God's intention—namely, that a Christian marriage would reflect the relationship of Christ and His church. I cannot commend too enthusiastically the fruit of Pastor Dunn's labors captured on the pages of this book." — Albert N. Martin, former pastor of Trinity Baptist Church of Montville, New Jersey "If we would defeat our sin, the enemy of intimacy, we must learn to be gospel lovers. We must cultivate certain habits of heart. What is the essential disposition of heart which characterizes a gospel lover? Forgiveness: the willingness and faith to expect that, in union with Christ, you have the capacity to forgive sin.