“The Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard once noted that Martin Luther might as well have married a wood plank. His point was that the famed leader of the Protestant Reformation had married Katharina von Bora for one reason only: to prove that he condoned clerical marriage. Katharina, according to Kierkegaard, was but one tiny plank in Luther’s Reformation platform. A closer look at Katharina’s life and personality, however, reveals a deeper story.” Michelle DeRusha, 50 Women Every Christian Should Know
In Chapter 1 of Understanding the Bible, John Stott says that Scripture is not written to satisfy scientific, philosophical, or literary curiosities, but to teach us salvation.
“What we think and believe about God, about ourselves, about others, about our problems, and about our world dictates and determines the quality of our whole lives: our happiness, our relationships, our creativity, our productivity, and even our physical health.” -David Murray, The Happy Christian