Do we really need another book on marriage? Yes, if it’s the book When Sinners Say “I Do” by Dave Harvey (senior pastor of Covenant Fellowship Church, Glen Mills, PA). Most of the marriage books written in recent years, even the Christian ones, focus on felt needs, self-esteem and other psychological hot buttons. Harvey has refreshingly given us a great handbook for defeating the number one enemy of marriages - sin.
“Sin” as a subject matter in relation to marriage automatically sounds like a downer. Nothing could be further from the truth and this book reminds us of that biblical truth. Harvey has set out to construct a thoroughly biblical approach of applying the Gospel – the Good News – to the bad news of sin and its destructive power in marriages. The result? An engaging, practical guide for any marriage.
I highly recommend When Sinners Say “I Do.” This book will be a great resource both in marriage prep and in marriage health. If you are looking for a book that avoids the “fluff” of so many similar books, yet one that is grounded not only in sound doctrine but in the reality of daily life, this book is for you. My only question: when will the study guide be available? -- Todd Burgett, Christian Book Previews.com
Marriage is the union of two people who arrive at the altar toting some surprisingly large luggage. Often it gets opened right there on the honeymoon, sometimes it waits for the week after. The Bible calls it sin and understanding its influence can make all the difference for a man and woman who are building a life together. When Sinners Say "I Do" is about encountering the life-transforming power of the gospel in the unpredictable journey of marriage.
Dave’s writing style embraces the reader as he speaks honestly, and sometimes humorously, about sin and the power of the gospel to overcome it. He opens the delightful truth of God’s word and encourages the reader to see more clearly the glorious picture of what God does when sinners say “I do”.