Friday, March 13, 2020

Author Interview of Michael S. Sayen

The Cure for Divorce: In the Kingdom of God by [Sayen, Michael S.]
Author Interview:

Tell us about yourself… 

I am just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit. ( 🙂 )  

What genera do you write and why? 

Pastoral Resources/Marriage and Family 

Tell us about your book.

My book is a crazy book! Unbelievable, really. I had taken one year of bible college and lived focused on one doctrine. Divorce. I have now studied under the top professors in the world. It looks at divorce and remarriage in the first church. The Jewish system, verses a open minded Gentile legal system. 

What was your inspiration for this book? 

The holy spirit, and a girl. Always a girl is involved somewhere in every good story. 

Do you have a favorite character and why that one? 

What it would have been like in first century 

Did you find anything particularly difficult in writing this book? 

Everything. The most difficult was studying national and international law. 

What project(s) are you currently working on? 

Just want to finish this and never write again. 

Do you have any interesting writing quirks you want to tell us about? 

Yeah, I hate writing. 🙂 

Do you have any advice for writers out there? 

Write what your passionate about, and do not be bound by the laws of grammar. 

Where can we find you? 


And of course we have to know, where can we find your book? 


Michael S. Sayen
The Cure for Divorce: In the Kingdom of God
Pastoral Resource 
pages 46
Venues: Marriage and Family

Unilateral marriages in the Old Testament, (bride price) transfers authority from the father of the bride to the groom, preventing the wife from being able to divorce her husband and allowing the man to marry in polygamy. Bilateral marriages under Greco-Roman law, (like we have today) creates an egalitarian society where either spouse can initiate the divorce, and polygamy is not allowed. These two ideals were at war in the first century church. The Law of Moses allowed man to put away his wife for uncleanness. The Law of Ezra commanded the circumcised men of Israel to put away their pagan wives and children born unto them. Was the woman given the equal right to put away her husband in the New Testament? And why does Paul seem to talk about men and women differently regarding divorce and remarriage in his letter to Corinth? This short-book explores marriage, divorce, and remarriage in ways you have never heard before.


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