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Sacred Marriage Audiobook
Sacred Marriage
Written by: 
Gary Thomas
Narrated by: 
Gary Thomas
Sacred Marriage Audiobook

Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?

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Publisher's Summary

Scores of books have been written that offer guidance for building the marriage of your dreams. But what if God's primary intent for your marriage isn't to make you happy...but holy? And what if your relationship isn't as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God?

Sacred Marriage invites you to view your marriage in a new and different light - as a spiritual discipline, a means whereby you can come to know God more fully and intimately. Gary Thomas writes, "The ultimate purpose of this book is not to make you love your spouse more - although I think that will happen along the way. It's to equip you to love your God more and to help you reflect the character of his Son more precisely."

Historically, the "deeper walk" has been considered the province of the celibate, of saints and ascetics, monks and nuns. But the Bible, in depicting God's passionate, holy relationship with his people, is filled with images of the bridegroom and the bride and of a husband with his wife. Everything about your marriage - everything - is filled with prophetic potential, with the capacity for discovering and revealing Christ's character. The respect you accord your partner; the forgiveness you humbly seek and graciously extend; the ecstasy, awe, and sheer fun of love-making; the history you and your mate build with one another - in these and other facets of your marriage, Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God's overarching purpose.

Sacred Marriage may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage. It will most certainly change you. Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ.

©2000 Gary Thomas; (P)2008 Zondervan

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    S. Eland 07-14-16
    S. Eland 07-14-16
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    "A must for all married folks!"

    I have been through many marriage books, but this one really struck a cord with me. Just excellent! I know I will recognize better where I can grow in my walk with the Lord and how I can love my husband deeper. This is a book I will go back through many times.

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    Patricia De La Cruz 07-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best marriage book"

    This is the best marriage book I have ever read. I would recommend it to all married couples.

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    H. K. Lee 06-30-16
    H. K. Lee 06-30-16
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    "great book. a little long but very thorough."

    found it very impressive. great follow up book to reading The Meaning of Marriage. felt like Gary dove deeper. i really enjoyed his coverage of divorce. both for those in marriage and have been divorced. very biblical and balanced.

    left me encouraged to strive for a godly marriage.

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    Amazon Customer 06-29-16
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    "Great Book"

    Definitely a great book for couples who are entering into or are currently in a marriage. Brings biblical truth to everything involved in marriage.

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    Jamison 05-24-16
    Jamison 05-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great a must read for anyone getting married"

    Mr. Thomas presents a wonderful portrait of what a marriage with a love for Christ at its center can be and achieve. By using marriage to strengthen our relationship with God Mr. Thomas gives every married couple a blueprint to a fulfilling life in Christ.

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    Bobby 05-22-16
    Bobby 05-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "he makes good points...but i struggled to finish. "

    I struggled to really finish it. The way he had drawn judgments about people he doesn't personally know was a bit strange, but his point in doing so was to drive a principle or a lesson. it would be better if he consistently used examples of people he knew. but generally, it's a good listen and there are great points to pick up.

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    Brian Holmes 05-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Read! Insightful, meaningful, actionable!"

    Valuable insights on how marriage (whether a good one or a troubled one) can be used by either spouse, or both, to grow spiritually, be used to serve God's purpose for your life, and glorify God in the process. This is a book for Christians that will help you to find sacred meaning in your marriage struggles, even if they don't improve, and help you to find comfort and purpose in God's plan for your life, even if your spouse remains the same. However, if Christ is leading you, you can be sure that redemption is always right around the corner.

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    James Castro 03-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Christlikeness is where it is at!! "

    great eye opening book the will move u beyond the what is in it for me!

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    Edrina Burnette 03-02-16
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    "Loved it!"

    I have the hard copy of this book and decided to purchase the audio version since I am always on the go. This is my first audio book and I loved it. I have already shared this with a friend! Everything he says makes you really take a look at yourself and challenges you to be better and do better because that is what God wants.

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    katherine 02-26-16
    katherine 02-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great... But nothing profound."

    While this book is a great message on using the trials of marriage to build a stronger relationship with God, it does tend to get a little repetitive and lost my interest by the end. Overall, worth the read... But the message could most likely have been communicated just as throughly in half the time.

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