Author Paints Picture of Bride and Groom as Church and Christ

Longwood, FL (PRWEB) December 8, 2007

You’ve sung the song, played pretend and dreamed about it since you were five. The past several weeks have been filled with nothing but endless details and decisions. You’re totally frazzled, and the entire wedding party is on your last nerve. Sound like a nightmare? It doesn’t have to be. In Debi Thompson’s Here Comes the Bride … But Is She Ready? A Devotional for the Christian Bride (.99, paperback, 978-1-60477-349-1) is full of daily spiritual preparations that will make you a bride who greats the day with peace and joy, understands the significance of all you’re doing and has drawn closer to Jesus Christ.

Says Thompson, “With all the emphasis on having a ‘perfect day,’ the Lord is so often left out of the picture. As the bride is led through a study of the many spiritual aspects of her wedding, it’s my desire she will draw closer to the Lord, her heavenly bridegroom, and face her wedding day with joy and confidence having a clear picture of the commitment she is making to her earthly groom.”

A Christian who has been married for 37-plus years, Thompson found that by bringing God into the details of her life, she began to experience deep joy and a real sense of His presence. That is the fundamental principle lacking in so many of today’s marriages. With America’s divorce rate skyrocketing, there is not a more pressing time for the Christian bride and groom to be taught God’s perspective on marriage. “As we begin to see the bride and groom as a picture of the church and Christ, the wedding takes on new meaning,” the author says.

Debi Thompson lives with her husband of 37 years near Nashville, Tennessee.

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 4,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Here Comes the Bride … But Is She Ready? through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors.

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