Book Review – Lasting Love by Alistair Begg

November 18, 2017 by  
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Book Title:  Lasting Love:  How To Avoid Marital Failure

Author:  Alistair Begg

Published by:  Moody Publishers

Amazon info:

What makes love last a lifetime?

No one marries intending to fail. Each couple that says “I do” hopes for a long and beautiful life together. But as time passes, many drift apart, and some eventually call it quits.

But what about the ones who stay the course, who don’t just bear through marriage but actually love it? What’s their secret?

It’s simple, really: there is no secret. They follow God’s revealed design.

In Lasting Love, Alistair Begg unfolds this design. After laying theological foundations, he builds levels of application, showing how God’s blueprint makes marriages sturdy and vibrant.

Ideal for both those considering marriage and those already married, Lasting Love is a comprehensive book on the essentials of a great and godly union, such as:

  • What the Bible says about marriage vows, gender roles, and parenting
  • What to look for in a potential spouse
  • How to cure and prevent marital decay

Heed the advice of this pastor who has seen too many marriages come and go. Let yours last a lifetime.

Includes a study guide for spouse and group discussion to help you put the book’s principles to practice. 

My rating: 4 stars

My review:

I have to admit at the outset, I’m a huge fan of Alistair Begg. I’ve read a couple of his books and have listened to his podcast/radio program for many many years. Through his teaching I’ve been convicted on much and I continue to be thankful for his heartfelt, solid, biblical, compassionate, bold teaching each time I hear him.

This book is all that.  I don’t know that you’ll discover anything “new” about marriage, but Begg writes as he speaks: very inviting, warm, and pastoral.  Sometimes I think I can “hear” his beautiful accent coming through as I read.  With practical advice for any couple at any stage of marriage, this will be one of the few marriage books that I’ll gladly give as a wedding gift to newlyweds with the hope (and firm advice) to read together early on in their life together … and many times thereafter.  I plan to read through it every year as a refresher and as a reminder of God’s design for the man and wife union, individual roles of each in marriage, and encouragement for the long haul. It definitely helps that Begg speaks from his own experience – being in a loving, faithful marriage for many years.

Get this book. You won’t be sorry!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

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