No Help for Stubbed Toes, Billy Eckstine or Acne

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Are you tired of all those Christian marriage, family and parenting guides which have chapters with titles like 'My Teenage Son Stubbed his Toe!  Wisdom from a Christian Parent's Testimony' and which contain criminally bad writing such as 'Billy and Sarah sat on the sofa.  Though they were only inches apart, there was a million miles between them. She sighed. He sighed.  How had it come to this?  The hands that used to touch don't even wave goodbye. How she misses his lips, he'll never know.  If he would only turn to her..... [and so on for 180 pages]'? Well, relief is at hand.

IVP UK have republished Christopher Ash's excellent tome on marriage.  The first edition is still on Amazon UK.  I assume the new edition will be available soon.  Definitely the best and most scholarly of the various pastoral books on marriage available.  The lack of a US publisher is surprising -- but then the US is somewhat addicted to books which contain paragraphs like 'Billy and Sarah sat on the sofa.  Though they were only inches apart etc. etc.'  Christopher should try to write some garbage once in a while.  He might sell more books.

Then, Herman Bavinck's work on The Christian Family has been translated.  The introduction by James Eglinton can be read here.   Not for those who think growing up involves - well, you know, growing up and other stuff that old, square people used to do.  Nor for those who need Christian life-and-worldview micromanagement of the 'Acne: A Christian Approach to Treatment' kind.
We seem like passing strangers now Funny, how things can change We were so inseparable Now you're acting very strange
The hands I used to touch Don't even wave hello How I miss your lips You'll never know

Read more: SARAH VAUGHAN - PASSING STRANGERS LYRICS

We seem like passing strangers now Funny, how things can change We were so inseparable Now you're acting very strange
The hands I used to touch Don't even wave hello How I miss your lips You'll never know

Read more: SARAH VAUGHAN - PASSING STRANGERS LYRICS

Posted November 23, 2012 @ 11:18 AM by Carl Trueman
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