17 - 21 February 2014
Even Before Publishing
About the Book
Be taken on a tour of the Majesty of Marriage through 31 days of 'From Eden with Love.'
Discover the Heavenly mystery underpinning the meaning of the Christian Marriage.
About the Author
Ray Hawkins, retired after over 40 years as a Churches of Christ minister, enjoys sharing themes from the Scriptures through Devotional writing. Married to Mary, multi-published inspirational romance author, they have three children and five grandchildren. Ray shares his insights in his first two books on Marriage and Children with more ideas to come about ministry and much more. Living in Beauty Point Tasmania Ray heads up a new Christian Fellowship as well as doing relief preaching, community work and writing.
This is a book of 31 devotions about marriage. These are all firmly grounded in God’s word and give God’s view of marriage. Given that so many marriages these days end up in divorce, any help that couples can get can only be a good thing. This book sets out what is required to make a marriage work. I really liked the one about the noble man or knight. It made me thankful for my own noble knight and the leadership he shows in our marriage. The one about the noble woman helps make Proverbs 31 a whole lot clearer while the one about being yoked together is so helpful and so clearly put. ‘If weariness begins to envelop a marriage it points to something not right in the mutual load sharing. When one is bearing the load alone sensing the other is malingering, resentment and irritability will creep in.’ Wise words worth thinking about . I particularly like the one on cultivating marriage and I agree that good marriages don’t happen ‘by magic.’ They need work and time put into them. The four tips Ray Hawkins suggests are worth following. All of the devotions have helpful insights to offer and include a short reflection and prayer. I also liked the lovely poem at the end.
This would make a great gift for an engaged couple, or even for an already married couple. It would also make a good book for church groups to use to help those intending to marry or even those who have been married a while and want to improve their marriage.