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.
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