What do a Roman Soldier, a Yemeni headdress, and the Bride of Christ have in common? Do gems, silk, and honey have something to say together? What if the message of eternity was found in antiquity?
Marilynn Dawson, author of Becoming the Bride of Christ: A Personal Journey and Mom's Little Black Book: Godly Advice for the High School Graduate released her next book, Dressed for Eternity today!
Through practical research into down-to-earth materials, history, and workmanship, Marilynn draws some interesting parallels to character God longs to see in the Bride of Christ. Lovers of history, archaeology, fine jewelry, fine food, bridal attire, fashion, and faith are invited to join her as she makes forays into Egypt, Yemen, Canaan, Rome, and ultimately, the New Jerusalem.
Marilynn's book seeks to answer the question, "How does God adorn His Bride in the Scriptures?" At first glance, this question seems entirely scandalous, particularly to the protestant evangelical or charismatic Christian. But as Marilynn observes, the notion is not out of line with those who worship female deities or who place prominent women in eternal places. Analogies, conclusions, and questions face men as well as women in this very different and eye-opening book.
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About the Author
Marilynn grew up in a solid Christian home, coming to Christ at the age of 7. She has been actively involved in Church life since age 10, including activities such as joining her Mom and sister in singing special numbers, choir, teaching Sunday School, leading Sunday School open session, planning Sunday School lessons, and more. Marilynn attended both public and Christian private schools growing up. She attended North Island Community College on Vancouver Island and Trend College in Kelowna, BC, obtaining certificates in receptionist work and CompTIA A+ computer repair.
Throughout her life, Marilynn has written poetry and published a few of them in the American Poetry Anthology(two issues). She's also written numerous unpublished articles on end-time eschatology and the news, written unpublished short stories, word studies and more.
For more information about "Dressed for Eternity", please visit Marilynn's Facebook page or contact her at email@example.com.
And don't forget to join us for the online book launch on Facebook!
Marilynn Dawson's book Dressed for Eternity is a thorough examination of how clothing styles in the Bible symbolizes various aspects of spirituality. She covers specific items, such as Aaron's breastplate, as well as more general things such as the difference in the type of robes men and women wore in biblical times. But her book is not just a historical examination of articles of clothing, each chapter also includes a section entitled "What does this mean to the Body of Christ." I found those sections of the book to be the very valuable as Marilynn makes practical applications between biblical clothing and current real life issues facing the modern church. I also found the pictures helpful, as they helped me visualize more clearly many things in the Bible that were mere words before. Another helpful section of the book was the brief description she gives of what it means to be modest in various countries of the world. I had not heard of many of those modesty rules before and found them fascinating. I recommend this book to those who want a deeper understanding of how God can use something as common as clothing to teach rich Biblical truth.ReplyDelete
Terry Dorsett, Director, Next Generation Evangelistic Network and
Author of Teaming Up: Using Our Spiritual Gifts Effectively
Thanks for your comment, Terry! I haven't read the book yet, but I have it and am looking forward to it. It sounds like an excellent way to study the Word more in depth.ReplyDelete