We have not always been well-served by books on marriage, but in recent years we have seen several excellent new titles. Here are some of my book recommendations for books on marriage.
The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
This is a powerful book; it is my new favorite book on marriage and the best of all the books I read in 2011. The Meaning of Marriage elevates marriage, making it something beautiful and holy and lovely. And with it comes friendship and companionship and sex and everything else God has packaged into the marriage relationship. This book celebrates it all and it does it within the greatest context of all–the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- When Sinners Say “I Do” by Dave Harvey – A tremendous book to read after The Meaning of Marriage.
- This Momentary Marriage by John Piper – I also reviewed Velvet Steel here.
- Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God by C.J. Mahaney – A very practical book written specifically for men. Feminine Appeal is Carolyn’s book for women.
- A Christ-Centered Wedding by Catherine Parks – Focused on the wedding ceremony and providing helpful counsel for making the day all about Jesus.