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4.00015420560748 out of 54.00015420560748 out of 54.00015420560748 out of 54.00015420560748 out of 54.00015420560748 out of 5 4.00 (2,140 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Timothy Keller Narrator: Lloyd James, Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781101523360
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Based on his most popular sermon series, New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller delivers an extraordinarily insightful look at the keys to happiness in marriage.

Few subjects are as compelling—or as endlessly variable—as love and marriage. The Bible is filled with references to husbands and wives, from the story of Adam and Eve to advice in the New Testament, each open to interpretation.

In The Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and bestselling author of The Reason for God, uses the scriptures as his guide to show readers what God’s call to marriage is—and why this is such a powerful call. He talks in frank terms about the difficulties that couples have and how they can best work them out while keeping their faith in God intact.

The Meaning of Marriage showcases Keller’s vast understanding of the Bible and how it can not only be relevant to relationships today but also form the foundation of a modern, healthy, loving, and long-lasting marriage.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Meaning of Marriage is incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted.”

    Washington Times

  • The Meaning of Marriage is unlike any other book on this subject I have read. As always, Keller’s twenty-three years of experience counseling, preaching, and evangelizing in Manhattan make his reflection on marriage particularly rich and practical. Read this book.”

    Collin Hansen, The Gospel Coalition

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Dan | 1/16/2017

    " I have long loved exploring the connection between the gospel and marriage...Timothy does an excellent job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 2/19/2014

    " Thought-provoking, challenging, and encouraging, this book is solid hope for a cynical world, forcing us to reconsider our preconceived notions of what marriage is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony 'tony' | 2/11/2014

    " This should be a required reading for every couple who WANTS to get married and for every couple already married. Truth, foundational to every couple's success in marriage is humble, servant, love. The opposite of what our tendencies are--self-centered, entitlement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug Sullivan | 2/11/2014

    " The best book about marriage I have read. Period. The Kellers can contribute uniquely in that most of their large congregation in NYC is single/non-traditional. Explaining Biblical concepts, thus, must be put in terms that a post-modern, educated generation can understand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethel Library | 1/25/2014

    " This is the book Pastor Squires uses for pre-marriage counseling. He can provide a study guide to use on your own or with your darling spouse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle | 1/23/2014

    " This book on marriage is one of the best, most honest, contemporary book from a Christian point of view. Keller continually drives home the truths that transcend even many Christians view of marriage, sex, and singleness, and could inspire all to a better view of marriage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie Ann | 1/7/2014

    " The best, most intelligent, and most comprehensive Christian view on marriage. I finished it just before getting married. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 1/1/2014

    " This is my new favorite book on marriage. Highly recommended for all adults, from single to newly married to not so newly married. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angie | 12/28/2013

    " This book is more helpful if you're single, but overall, I'm glad I read it with my small group. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 12/11/2013

    " This is the best book on marriage I have ever read. And I have read a few. Tim Keller does it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris | 12/9/2013

    " i do not read a lot of non-fiction, but this was a great book about getting your marriage, strong, keeping it there but also had relevance if you are not in a relationship yet either about how to communicate and looking for a potential mate. Great stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob Culp | 12/4/2013

    " The best book I've ever read on marriage. I'd recommend to anyone, married or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 11/14/2013

    " When Tim Keller speaks I listen. This book was adopted from a sermon series. Neither is writing or speaking contains bells and whistles but the content is superb. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eliza | 10/29/2013

    " I did not find this as riveting as I expected, but I've come away from it with good thoughts about marriage and the church that I keep mulling over and bringing up in conversation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jillian Prior | 9/29/2013

    " Over all I thought this book had some great insight and advice. I did get really bored in many parts and had to force myself to keep reading. I think this is more because the author has a much different personality than me and it translate into the writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghan Mildenberger | 9/26/2013

    " Must read for married people!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorene | 6/26/2013

    " An excellent read whether you are married or not. You will learn and understand and make sense of the reason marriage exists from Gods view. A new understanding of your own stage of life will emerge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Atchison | 1/18/2013

    " A must read for everyone! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 9/14/2012

    " So so so good. Reading the parts about singleness as a married person was extremely convicting and paradigm shifting. Tim Keller has an inspiring and Biblical vision for marriage and I'm so glad he wrote it down in this book so that I could know it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 8/26/2012

    " I have read many, many books on marriage...this is by far the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck | 1/6/2012

    " Great work on the theology and importance of marriage "

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About the Author
Author Timothy Keller

Timothy Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He was first a pastor in Hopewell, Virginia. In 1989 he started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons. Today, Redeemer has more than five thousand regular Sunday attendees and has helped start nearly two hundred new churches around the world. Keller lives in New York City with his family.

About the Narrators

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”