Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Recommended: Each for the Other by Bryan Chapell & Kathy Chapell

Each for the Other
Marriage as it's Meant to Be 

Author:         Bryan Chapell with Kathy Chapell
Paperback:   224 pages
Publisher:      Baker Books; Revised edition (August 1, 2006)
Language:     English
ISBN:           978-0801066016
Price:            RM 35.85

Building a strong marriage is tough. Yet the Bible is packed with principles on nurturing an intimate, rewarding relationship. Marriage as it was created to be means understanding God's plan for unconditional love.

In Each for the Other, Bryan Chapell and his wife, Kathy, offer an in-depth discussion of biblical truths you can apply to your marriage starting today. Together, they teach you:

  • how denying yourself can create the most rewarding relationship ever
  • what biblical headship and submission really mean--and why they're important
  • six key building blocks to help solidify your marriage and family

Whether you're engaged, newly married, or in a seasoned relationship, Each for the Other offers indispensable truths on how to sacrificially love your partner. It also includes discussion questions--perfect for individual or couple study.

"A marvelous treatment of the biblical model for and teaching on the family." - R. C. Sproul

"Wielding his biblical scalpel with careful thoroughness, Bryan Chapell cuts to the heart of selfishness, irresponsibility, and abuse that mar so many supposedly Christian marriages today. More than that, he marks out the path of self-denying love in marriage with a firm hand, and provides discussion questions to ensure that couples who have read the book have grasped its message. This exposition can do nothing but good." - J. I. Packer

Each for the Other is a refreshing and definitive look at Gods instructions to couples on how to live sacrificiallyfor each other and for their families. In a day when the world espouses a self-centered view of love, this book gives us the Bibles standards of love. It is a book that should be read by all couples seeking to know Gods plan for their marriage. -- Dennis Rainey, executive director, Family Life, Campus Crusade for Christ

Each for the Other is one of the few indispensable books on marriage. Because of its biblical precision and practical sensitivity, it is sweetly radical and bracing. Here is the landscape of marriage as it ought to be. This is a book to read, re-read, and savor; a first class achievement. -- R. Kent Hughes, senior pastor, College Church in Wheaton

As I read Each for the Other I had the sense of finding something for which I had long looked. The church is in desperate need of a teaching tool to help Gods people build marriages that reflect the reality of His grace. I think this book is that tool. Bryan combines theological precision with tender practicality and passionately presents the need for and Gods provision of grace in our marriages. This book is a must-read for every married couple and for every person considering marriage -- Susan Hunt, author, director of Women in the Church, Presbyterian Church in America

About the Author
Dr. Bryan Chapell is president and professor of practical theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Chapell was a pastor for approximately ten years before joining the faculty of Covenant Seminary, the seminary of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), in 1985. He served the Seminary for six years as vice president for academics and dean of faculty before becoming president in 1994. He has been active in a variety of leadership roles in the PCA and in cooperative ministries with numerous other national and international Christian ministries.

Dr. Chapell is a renowned preacher, teacher, and speaker, and he is the author of many articles and numerous books, including Praying Backwards: Transform Your Prayer Life by Beginning in Jesus’ Name, Holiness by Grace, Christ-Centered Preaching, and many others.

While pastoring his first church, Dr. Chapell met his future wife, Kathy, who played piano for the congregation. Also an accomplished flutist and singer, Mrs. Chapell has used her gifts as a choir director for many years and often serves churches as a soloist and conference speaker. The Chapells have four children.

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