Marriage and the Family

Posted by on May 14, 2012 in Publications | 5 comments

Marriage and the Family

The recent rulings on gay marriage and debates on family-related issues have placed the topics of marriage and family at the forefront of the public eye more sothan at any point in history. Western civilization is confronted with the need to define the meaning of the terms marriage and family.

Professor Andreas Köstenberger and ethics expert David Jones have composed this popular-level book to speak to the issues at hand and point to the fundamental solution: a return to the biblical foundation of marriage and the family. Presenting a Christian theology of marriage and parenting, they offer insight on issues such as abortion, contraception, infertility, and adoption as well as helpful advice for those who are unmarried. The two writers also address two major threats to marriage and the family within the contemporary culture: homosexuality and divorce.

Immensely important and well-timed, Marriage and the Family will satisfy a hungry market on the lookout for the biblical truth about marriage and family.

For more information and to purchase on Amazon, click here.


  1. […] Marriage and the Family: Biblical Essentials by Andreas Kostenberger with David W. Jones is a remarkably concise yet clear book on most pertinent issues surrounding the family today. […] This book is a rare gem for those wanting a biblical basis for issues concerning marriage and the family. […] I think this book will go a long way in providing believers with a go to resource for these thorny and difficult issues.

  2. […] Whether married, single, divorced, or widowed, I think it is a valuable book to read. […] I am happy to have this resource on my book shelf and do recommend it. Thank you, Crossway, for providing a review copy in exchange for this honest review. […]

  3. […] Resting in the assurance that God has set forward the design for the church He loves in His Word puts me where I’m far more comfortable — on Köstenberger’s side. […]

  4. How does this book compare and contrast with your other book “God, Marriage, and Family (Second Edition): Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation”?

    • Marriage & Family: Biblical Essentials is essentially an abridgment of God, Marriage & Family. It is especially useful for personal study and small group study of topics related to marriage and the family. People can go through it as part of premarital counseling, parents can use it with their teenagers, or discipleship classes can use it at church.


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