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 this thorny subject.
David J. Rudolph, a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cambridge handles the 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 a glossary are also included.
Praise for the Print Edition
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
- Title: Growing Your Olive Tree Marriage: A Guide for Couples from Two Traditions
- Author: David J. Rudolph
- Publisher: Messianic Jewish Publishers
- Publication Date: 2003
- Pages: 224
About David J. Rudolph
David J. Rudolph a graduate of Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary, is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cambridge. A gifted writer with extensive pastoral and teaching experience, his articles have appeared in numerous publications. He is the author of The Voice of the Lord: Messianic Jewish Daily Devotional, also from Messianic Jewish Publishers.
About Messianic Jewish Publishers
In 1941, The United States is drawn into World War II. During that same year, Dr. Henry Einspruch publishes his classic book, The Yiddish New Testament, a breakthrough in evangelistic literature for Jewish people. Over the following decades, the publications of Lederer/Messianic Jewish Communications have been widely used to impact thousands of Jewish people with the Good News of Messiah. These books and tracts have been distributed in the Orthodox Jewish community, have been given out to Jews in the former Soviet Union, and have been used by Messianic congregations and Jewish outreaches all over the world. Messianic Jewish Publishers mission is two-pronged: Reaching out to Jewish people with the message of Messiah and teaching the non-Jewish spiritual family about their Jewish roots.