Sunday, September 16, 2012
Altared by Claire and Eli
In the frenzied pursuit of romance, Christians sometimes lose sight of the greatest commandments: to love God and to love others. Distracted by wedding bells and exuberant hopes for a happily-ever-after, Christians often forget the greater vision of Christ’s call to love.
What if God is less worked up about marriage than we are?
With honesty and insight, Claire and Eli ask us to shift our thinking away from marriage or singleness and toward love and discipleship.
Drawing from luminaries like Augustine, the Desert Fathers, and Bonhoeffer, they invite you to join their real-life exploration of love as they convincingly demonstrate why a love for God and for one’s neighbor are to be our top priorities, whether we are single or married.
What a great book! This book talks about how our society is obsessed with marriage. We have gotten more worked up about marriage than God does. This book talks about that, and about how it is important for us to love everyone, but still be willing to give up everything to follow Christ. Claire and Eli made some great points, while adding parts of their own story throughout the book. I loved their story, and loved the way they handled things throughout their relationship. There are also cute little boy/girl things throughout the story to tell you who is talking. Love it!
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.