Author: Newheiser, Jim
Genre: Christian Living
Tags: Christian Living / Cross / Discipleship, Parenting / Family
Rick Shrader‘s Review:
I have enjoyed books on the family from Jim Newheiser. This is the first I’ve read him on divorce. It was first published in 2017 and again in 2020 so it is fairly recent compared to many writings on the subject. The advantage to that is that he deals with other popular authors pretty thoroughly. Newheiser takes the innocent party view of divorce. That is, that there are two valid reasons to be divorced: fornication and desertion by your spouse. In both cases there is biblical permission to remarry. This has been that majority view among evangelical believers since the Reformation. It is even the view of the Westminster Confession of faith. The one caution I would have in this volume is that the author tends to broaden the definition of “fornication” in the exception clause in Matthew, and also to broaden disertion in 1 Corinthians. However, he does include many cautions in such cases. The book is designed in forty chapters that are forty questions which he answers. Overall it is a very helpful book in dealing with this subject.