Monday, February 19, 2007

Divorce and Remarriage in the Church

I just finished reading Divorce and Remarriage in the Church: Biblical Solutions for Pastoral Realities, by David Instone-Brewer (Downer's Grove, Illinois: IVP Books, 2003).

This is the best book I have read on this subject. Instone-Brewer balances respect for the authority of the Bible, good historical background and scholarship with pastoral compassion. His arguments are consistent, logical, and biblical. Basically, he says that while the Bible discourages divorce, it is practical in allowing divorce and remarriage under certain grounds.

You can read his book on his website,, or order a copy of the book. Its well worth the investment if you or someone you love are dealing with this issue.


Anonymous said...

Hi Brother Bob... from your post on 2/19/07, you say that the (text of the) book, "Divorce And Remarriage in the Church: Biblical Solutions for Pastoral Realities" is online. I'm not finding it. Can you provide the exact link please? Thanks!

Brother Bob said...

Go to and on the left side, look under "Books" and click on "pastoral." This will display the entire book on your screen in two windows. The left window will have the table of contents, and if you click on any part of the table of contents, the right window will display the text for that part of the book.

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!