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Atlanta, GA, United States, 2011/01/19 - Dr. James Lee Collins new book for couples beginning, renewing or rescuing marriage.
Since the first marriage in the Garden of Eden, every culture has always had a wedding for men and women in love. Few events in life match the excitement, emotion and energy of the wedding day. Have you ever wished that you could recreate the excitement, spiritual fulfillment and shared connection you felt with your loved one on your wedding day? Now you can thanks to a new book, “Always a Wedding' by Dr. James Lee Collins. “Always a Wedding” is an inspirational and instructional guidebook for couples who are considering marriage, looking to renew their marriage or may need to rescue their marriage. Dr. Collins shares his experience and practical knowledge from his own personal experience and from counseling thousands of couples seeking to grow and renew their marriage.
“Always a Wedding” (alwaysaweddingbook.com) is based on the dozens of sermons that Dr. Collins gave during the “Wedding Bells Service“at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The “Wedding Bells Service” is held the second Sunday in January to allow couples the opportunity to renew their wedding vows and embrace a fuller commitment to their marriage. Each chapter of,”Always a Wedding” covers an important aspect of a true marriage and features real life examples, spiritual guidance, instruction and helpful marriage goals and communication tools with a touch of humor. Some of these useful tools include, The Four Goals of Marriage, The Seven Banners of Love, and The Five Ts of Marriage- even a Contract for Fighting!
Dr. Collins says, “The hope of this book is to help those who seek true marriage to discover that it is more than just living with someone. It is a sacred bond that satisfies the deepest desires of one’s heart. It is the means of growing as best friends and lovers as long as life continues. Marriage is the best investment with the greatest dividends that a man and woman will ever make. It truly is a divine gift from God.” Dr. Kirk Nowery, former Miami Dolphin Football Team Chaplain for twelve years, says, “This book is a must read. Dr. Collins performed my daughter’s wedding at the Atlanta Peachtree Christian Church and he truly knows what marriage is and can be with God’s help.”
About the author
Dr. Jim Collins is the retired Senior Pastor Emeritus of Atlanta’s Peachtree Christian Church where he provided ministry to a growing congregation for twenty-one years. He received his B.A. and B.D. degrees at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Doctor of Ministry degree from the Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He completed a two year advanced course in Clinical Pastoral Education in the Georgia Regional Mental Hospital in Atlanta.
During his 50 years of active ministry, he served as Senior Pastor of six Christian churches (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Texas. He was President of the Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta and held many positions of leadership on district and regional boards including the Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Network, Peachtree Christian Childtown and the Christian College of Georgia. His signature ministry is preparing couples for Christian marriage and conducting more than 2,200 wedding ceremonies. In 1995, Dr. Collins received the George Washington Valley Forge Honors Medal from the National Awards jury for the sermon “The Good of America”. It won the National Excellence in Communications Award.
Dr. Collins is married to the former Sandra Bacon of Hinesville, Georgia. They have two grown daughters, Leslie and LeAnne and two wonderful grandchildren. They delight in travelling with friends and Church members to different places around the world. They have organized and led Christian groups to more than 30 nations, and have taken groups to the Holy Land nine times. They believe that God is worthy of our love and best efforts in serving others with compassion. Their key scripture for daily living is Philippians 4:4-7 “Rejoice in the Lord always…”