Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"He Calls You Beautiful: Hearing the Voice of Jesus in the Song of Songs" by Dee Brestin

Publisher: Multnomah
Pages: 240
Pub Date: July 11, 2017

About the book (Amazon):

I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine...
-from the Song of Songs

Did you know that God loves you with a passion - and He wrote a love song to help you experience that love in a personal way?

Tucked away in the pages of Scripture is o e of the most fascinating and most misunderstood books of the Bible: the Song of Songs.  Although the Song of Songs details a passionate, earthly love story, it is intended to illuminate the best love story, the intense love God has for us, His beloved.

In He Calls You Beautiful, Bible teacher Dee Brestin explores this love song from God to reveal transformative truths for each of us, whether married, single, or widowed.  With rich contemporary illustrations and insight from biblical scholars, Dee shows how God uses poetry and exquisite images to illuminate the intimacy that Jesus longs to have with you.

God calls you to know His love not only in your head but also in your heart.  He sings over you a song of love, a song of salvation, a song of hope.  A Song of songs.

My thoughts:

I love the setup of this book.  The stories that precede the study in each chapter are great attention getters and relevant in today's world.  While this could be read and studied on your own, I think a group setting (no matter how small) would be an excellent way to work through this.  After looking it over and reading a few pages, I decided that was exactly what I wanted to do.  So I contacted some friends and a study was born!  They even include notes for leaders and hints for group facilitators in the book!

**I received this book in exchange of my honest review, and give it a 4 Star rating**

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