Sunday, August 28, 2005

5 Paths to the Love of Your Life

My friend Alex Chediak has edited what looks to be a very interesting book: 5 Paths to the Love of Your Life. (You can read Chediak's intro here.) Chediak describes the volume as "an anthology that provides dialogue and context to the 'dating debate', allowing five of the most articulate voices on Christian relationships to be readily compared and contrasted by Christian singles, pastors, and parents. Here are a few endorsements for the book:

Dating is an issue of Christian controversy--and for good reason. This fascinating new book brings together some of the most important thinkers and writers on this issue, producing a dialogue that will stretch the mind and encourage Christian thinking. Read this book--it's sure to become a focus of much conversation.
--R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

Recent books on courtship and dating have raised some difficult questions about the proper approach Christians should take for finding a life partner. This book lays out the major views and unpacks their scriptural arguments. If you're trying to understand all the views and think carefully through their biblical merit, here is the book you are looking for.
--John MacArthur, pastor and author

Alex Chediak has done the church a great favor by detailing in clear language the ways serious believers may think about the path to marriage. Though he shows there is no "one size fits all" in this adventure in discipleship, he helps the reader discern God's will by offering illuminating points of comparison and contrast among the options. Plus, the anecdotes and stories he tells make the book fun to read. In the future, I hope he'll try his hand at other issues where Christians may legitimately disagree.
--Ben Patterson, campus pastor, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California