Each month I introduce to you a book that has changed my life. I tell you about it, because I want it to change yours too. This month’s is The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God by Brent Curtis & John Eldredge.
The Opening Lines
“Thirsty hearts are those whose longings have been wakened by the touch of God within them. A.W. Tozer
Some years into our spiritual journey, after the waves of anticipation that mark the beginning of any pilgrimage have begun to ebb into life’s middle years of serve and busyness, a voice speaks to us in the midst of all we are doing. There is something missing in all of this, it suggests. There is something more.” –The Sacred Romance
Why I Read It
I use Audible, an app for audio books. I had credits to use that were just about to expire. I have always wanted to read a book by John Eldredge, so I chose The Sacred Romance.
What began as a lackluster decision about what audio book to buy, turned into one of the most influential and deeply impacting books I have ever read, in this case, listened to.
The authors put words to my long forgotten fears. They voiced unvoiced fears about God, His intent, His goodness, and my own depravity and emptiness in His presence. The words in this book are meant to be felt, rather than read. They led me to open the dark, hidden, painful places I rendered inaccessible, and invite God in unhindered.
Why You Should Read It
Because there is something more.
Because you still fear you will be wrong in God’s Presence. The Father would rather have His angry or hurt child run to Him, than His angry child run away for fear he or she could offend Him.
His invitation to you is always, “Come.”
I recommend this book to you if long to understand the conflict and pain we endure in this earth, and desire a greater revelation of how God wants to hold you through it. “The Sacred Romance is the story of our lives; it is God’s story.”
The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God by Brent Curtis & John Eldredge
“From childhood on, something or Someone has called us on a journey of the heart. It is a journey full of intimacy, adventure, beauty, and more than a little danger. The Sacred Romance calls to us in our fondest memories, our greatest loves, our noblest achievements, even our deepest hurts. The reward is worth the risk. God Himself longs for us, if we are but willing…The Sacred Romance is the story of our lives; it is God’s story. It is His invitation to experience the beauty, intimacy, and adventure we secretly desire.” (Back Cover Excerpt)
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