The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God

The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God

by Brent Curtis, John Eldredge
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The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In his first book, author John Eldredge (with co-author Brent Curtis) begins to explore many of the themes that he carries forward into his later book Wild at Heart, which I read a few months ago. The basic premise here is that God doesn't just want to be our Lord, in a medieval serf kind of way, but God wants to be our spiritial lover, with all of the emotional and spiritual attachment that it entails. It is a hard book to describe, because the way that the authors talk about God is just so different from what we are used to hearing about God. God as our 'spiritual lover?' That just sounds weird. Having a 'romance' with God? It's kind of hard to picture. And, yet, the authors actually do a good job of helping you see that it isn't actually that ridiculous. Good use is made of the symbolism present in Scripture, both in the old and new testaments, to drive home the point that God really wants an actual relationship with us, with all of the commitment and attendant joys and pains that the word entails. In the end, the book is actually quite convincing that there is more to the Christian life than keeping the long list of 'do's and dont's' that churches seem to come up with. Don't forget that God doesn't just want you to do and not do certain things, but He wants us to truly love Him, and to be loved by Him in return.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, it focuses on the heart and not on legalistic duty that we can become so easily trapped in. Both authors did a great job showing we can have passion and freedom in our relationship with God, that life doesn't have to be dull and drab. We have the freedom to feel what is really in our heart, not to just go along with life void of feeling because we are all so busy. Much needed and well received by me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The audio book is wonderful. I have learned a lot about myself. The only thing I wish the audiobook had was a man with a deeper voice reading it. Our relationship with God is very sacred. :-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been saved for 15 years and while I have always experienced intimacy with God, I never really looked at it as a Sacred Romance. This book has taken my view of God and my relationship with Him to another level. A greater level! If you only see Christianity as a religion of divine rules, not a relationship with God, and want more of Him, this is a must read!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book showed me the fulfillment of all I have lost since my divorce 4 years ago. I really believe I can be happy and single the rest of my life. Time will tell!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Curtis and Eldridge write to Your heart, understanding exactly what drives You, what hurts you, what is behind your desires for something wild and wonderful that always seem to go unfulfilled. A great book for anyone, Christian or non-Christian. Everything they write is tied in to reality, to actual experiences or words of men and women who have shaped history. Not only is it True and applicable, but also well-written, well-researched, with a style that will appeal to any reader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book has a lot of truth in it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so good it is hard to read it fast. I chew each piece and savor the taste. I can tell they are talking about the same intimate and deeply loving Dad that I have come to know. Abba Father. Great book if you are wanting to draw closer to Father. I mean real close.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started reading this book and was crying within the first chapter. Never has a book had such an impact on me. To read this book is to begin a journey, one that I know now I really started a long time ago, and now have a thirst to continue on with.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I felt I was reading from my own heart after reading the first page. Talk about hitting the nail on the head with a hammer. It was like they opened my heart and read what was inside. Everybody should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent book. The authors will speak to your heart with a voice it's been longing to hear, in a way it hasn't considered, about a subject it thought it knew everything about. Every Christian should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book touched something deep inside, with such a profound validation. I recommend it heartily to anyone, Christian or 'non', with a challenge to listen to the truth, clearly. It will change your life. Thanks to the authors, who put into words, a cry of the human heart, echoed from the Heart of God.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE TRAPPED IN THIS SICKNESS KNOWN AS RELIGION. IT IS SHOCK TREATMENT TO THE HEART... IF YOU DECIDE TO READ IT...BE PREPARED FOR A LIFE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When anybody writes a book explaining how wonderful and exciting life can be, it tells me that life is NOT so neat! God never promises to make our lives wonderful, if you doubt me, try reading the book of JOB or LAMENTATIONS. Perhaps one might then begin to appreciate the fragile and temporal nature of life. I will at least, compliment the authors for trying to generate some passion out of their readers. Let's face it, organized religion has failed to make a personal difference, and these gentlemen know it. What I see them doing is desperately trying to save (what they perceive as)God's reputation.