Growing Your Olive Tree Marriage
A Guide for Couples from Two Traditions
How do couples from two traditions (Jewish and Christian) deal with the sensitive issues that are sure to arise in an intermarriage? Here is the first book from a biblical perspective that tackles the thorny subject of intermarriage.
David J. Rudolph, a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cambridge handles this touchy issue with sensitivity and wisdom, and offers a godly solution. Intermarried for fifteen years, the author provides insight and suggestions to help engaged couples, those already married, and the friends and family of intermarrieds.
Topics covered in this well-researched book include: a biblical overview of intermarriage; classic and modern approaches to intermarriage; intermarriage and religious law; worshipping as a family; intermarrieds in the local church; options for solving the intermarriage dilemma, and more! Helpful appendices, notes, and glossary. 224 pages. ISBN 1-880226-17-0
The author served as the General Editor of: The Voice of the Lord: Messianic Jewish Daily Devotional (also from Messianic Jewish Publishers). He has extensive pastoral and teaching experience. His articles have appeared in such publications as The Evangelical Quarterly and Kesher: A Journal of Messianic Judaism, having served as its editor for two years.
He has extensive pastoral and teaching experience. His articles have appeared in such publications as The Evangelical Quarterly and Kesher: A Journal of Messianic Judaism, having served as its editor for two years.
Here`s what they`re saying about Growing Your Olive Tree Marriage:
"David J. Rudolph has given us a carefully researched and a well written `Guide for Couples from Two Traditions.` Growing Your Own Olive Tree Marriage will be one of those books that will be discussed for a long time to come, for it offers one of the most comprehensive assemblages of views and facts on issues of intermarriage, assimilation, and maintaining authentic Jewish identity that this reviewer has ever seen. This volume deserves a wide readership, for it certainly puts to rest a whole host of unfounded facts and misconceptions."--Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., President, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Old Testament
"David Rudolph`s words are words of light. . . . It was as if the writer knew who I was and what my life had been like; it was as if he opened my heart and looked inside. After reading this book, intermarriage is no longer a marriage for couples from two traditions, but in fact, a description of a road that brings two traditions into one new tradition which is as old as man himself."--Jonathan Settel, International Recording Artist
"This book provides a surprising solution to something that is challenging over a million marriages in this country. Do what you can to get this book into the hands of searching interfaith couples. An extraordinary work!"--Dr. Mitchell Glaser, President, Chosen People Ministries
"As a Reform rabbi, I found this study fascinating and challenging."--Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Professor of Judaism, University of Wales
"A must read for all intermarried couples and those contemplating intermarriage."--Stuart Dauermann, President, Hashivenu Inc.
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