In his simple yet profound new book, God’s Divorce, Colin Hamer shows the reader that the Bible is the dramatic story of two marriages and two divorces.
God’s relationship with humanity from the Garden of Eden to the end of time mirrors a marriage relationship, and the gospel is an offer by the bridegroom Messiah of a final reconciliation and a new marriage for all those who come to the marriage supper of the Lamb.
Only once we understand these biblical references to God’s own marriage to his people can we understand New Testament teaching about human marriage, divorce, and remarriage.
About the Author
Colin Hamer (PhD, Chester University) served for many years as an elder of Grace Baptist Church in the UK. He has degrees from the University of Liverpool and the University of Wales, and studied for his PhD at Union School of Theology. He has been married for more than 40 years and has two children and seven grandchildren.
Reviews of Hamer’s Work
… Brilliant … amazing … If you are looking for guidance on how to counsel individuals considering divorce and remarriage, Hamer’s God’s Divorce should be your next read.
Dr. William A. Heth, Professor of New Testament, Taylor University
The message of this book is urgently needed at a pastoral level in our churches.
Dr. Eryl Davies, former Principal WEST (now Union School of Theology)
Through careful biblical exposition Hamer helpfully opens up the great theme of God ‘s marriage, divorce and remarriage in the Old Testament. This Old Testament foundation is used to elucidate New Testament teaching in a fresh and stimulating way and applies this teaching to real, everyday pastoral situations. The book will, I am sure, prove itself to be one of the most helpful that has ever been written on the subject.
Jeremey Bailey, Pastor, Bethlehem Evangelical Church, Aberavon
A welcome contribution that truly does say something new in a crowded field of writings on the topic.
Craig L. Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary