"The heart of good Christian marriage lies in a mutual understanding of and love for the gospel. Few books on marriage get this right, focusing instead on sexual intimacy and/or conflict resolution and its varied conjugations. This book is Bible-focused, doctrinally-based, Christ-centered and gospel clear. It should be assigned as required reading for pre-marital counseling as well as an annual refresher for couples. I cannot recommend it too highly."-Derek W.H. Thomas
John E Richards Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology
Gospel Intimacy in a Godly Marriage Paperback: 168 pages Publisher: Pillar and Ground Publications Author: Alan Dunn ISBN-10: 1932481192 ISBN-13: 978-1932481198 Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches Weight: 7.2 ounces
Description: 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." --Excerpt from Chapter 7 You may also want to read an interview with the author.