17 - 21 February 2014
Even Before Publishing
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.
From Eden with Love : 31 Biblical Devotions to Meditate on God's Heart for Marriage is a devotional based on love and marriage, and could be used by individuals, couples or small groups. Each devotional includes a short Bible reading, a discussion, a short question for personal reflection, and a prayer. The discussion passages are longer than in some devotionals, but I think the length is fitting with the seriousness of the subject: marriage is for the long haul, and problems can’t be fixed with a soundbite. Some of the readings don’t seem immediately relevant to the topic of the devotional, but the meaning does become clear.
There’s a lot of relationship and marriage advice around, and I have to admit that I take a lot of it with the proverbial grain of salt because it comes from people who (to me) don’t have sufficient credibility to comment. That’s the main reason I like this book of marriage devotions. Ray and Mary Hawkins have been married for almost fifty years, and that gives him the credibility to comment on what the recipe for a successful marriage might be. After all, it is obviously worked for him. Recommended.
Thanks to Even Before Publishing and ARCBA for providing a free ebook for review.