We love listening to Dr. Ravi Zacharias on the radio. He has the most beautiful accent. And his messages always make us think, stretching our mental muscles with his intelligence.
I’m not sure why it took us so long to read his book on marriage. Maybe because the title led us to believe it was geared more towards those seeking a marriage parter. And while it is chock full of wisdom for singles, I, Isaac, take Thee, Rebekah has perspective that applies to every marriage, whether you’ve been together five months or 50 years.
In I, Isaac, take Thee, Rebekah, Dr. Zacharias explores the biblical story of Isaac and Rebekah and extracts nuggets of insight from each step of their journey. He also draws in elements of his own love story and that of his brother’s, bringing a unique multicultural perspective on marriage and family.
Just as the young person who is seeking the advice of his or her parents must be respectful of their wisdom, so the parents must never force their decision upon their son or daughter, who must be able to make the choice themselves readily and willingly.
It’s short enough to read aloud together every year or two. And just the right size to give a single friend (they won’t think you’ve handed them a college-size textbook!). Dr. Zacharias has that ability of an intellectual to distill the truth down into few words. And it’s truth every marriage needs to be reminded of.
Without the will, marriage is a mockery; without emotion, it is a drudgery. You need both.
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