Love That Works

How the Ancient Hebrew Concept of Chesed (hĕ´-sĕd) Creates Marriages, Families and Communities of Covenantal Love that Endure
Pages: 136

$12.00

Dietrich Bonhoeffer once proclaimed, “It is not your love that sustains marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.” Thus he acknowledged a truth that today is, at best, ignored: it takes a form to hold and preserve the content of any relationship, whether in marriage, family, community or with God Himself.

In an era when true and lasting love often seems little more than an elusive storybook fantasy, Love That Works seeks to rediscover the ancient Hebrew concept of chesed—the enduring form of covenant love. For many readers, this book has provided an entryway into a profound change of perspectives, which in turn has brought real changes to real relationships, bringing love out of the realm of abstraction and into the concrete reality of people, place and time. In short, it has revealed the contours of an actionable love—a love that works.

Blair Adams is a minister, author, artist, father and grandfather from central Texas. In 1973, Blair founded the Christian community now known as Homestead Heritage, a flourishing intentional agrarian community that has now spawned several more expressions across the U.S. and around the world. Drawing from his personal experience and decades of research, Blair has authored scores of books mostly directed towards the restoration of an authentic Christian culture. His works span a breadth of related topics, including education, history, religion, and family and community life. (Read more about Blair Adams)