Last week 9Marks released their new eJournal (July/August 2008), containing a number of resources on marriage, helpful for pastors and for all married couples.
The eJournal includes a chart of 30 books on marriage, manhood, and womanhood all ranked and compared on issues of theology, practicality, suitability for group and individual study, and topical value on the issues of communication, romance, and money.
Sovereign-Grace-related authors ranked well in the comparison chart. Carolyn Mahaney’s Feminine Appeal
(Crossway, 2004), C.J.’s book Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God
(Multnomah, 2004), Gary and Betsy Ricucci’s Love That Lasts
(Crossway, 2006), and Dave Harvey’s When Sinners Say “I Do”
(Shepherd, 2007) all received favorable reviews. You can view the full chart here
The eJournal includes an article by C.J. titled “The Gospel & Deliberate Complementarian Pastors
.” In the article, C.J. writes:
Biblical manhood and womanhood is the life-transforming effect of the gospel on full display. When a church teaches, practices, and honors gender distinctions determined by our good and wise God, the gospel will advance. But this will only happen where there are humble and courageous pastors who lead every member and ministry of the church by personal example and with strategic pastoring.
Access a table of contents to the entire eJournal here
or download the eJournal as a single PDF document by clicking here