Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What the Bible Says about Love Marriage & Sex: The Song of Solomon by David Jeremiah

With roughly a third of all marriages ending in divorce, there's never been a better time for this refresher course in the true meaning of a successful union. As New York Times bestselling author Dr. David Jeremiah reminds us, it's a biblical truth: Sex and passionate, romantic love are God's ideas!

Nothing rivals the beauty of the writing in the Song of Solomon--and nothing rivals the wisdom of Solomon on matters of love, romance, marriage, and sexual intimacy. Dr. Jeremiah's thoughtful interpretation of Solomon and Shulamith's relationship provides all of us--whether married or single--with valuable lessons for a better, happier, more fulfilling life and a long, loving marriage.

My Review:
I've been married for more than five decades--yes, we've celebrated our golden wedding anniversary--so I thought that this book wouldn't have much to offer me. Boy, was I wrong! I appreciate the way the author clarifies points that I would have missed on my own study of Solomon. For instance, on page 39, he explains the use of the word, "filly" used by Solomon in 1:9. It's a compliment when Solomon calls his love a horse! Again, looking at The Song of Solomon, chapter 4, Solomon praises his love's eyes, hair, teeth, lips, mouth, temples, neck, and breasts (152-157) in words unique to our times. Expanded explanations like these help me understand.

More than a Bible study, more than a look at love relationships, more than a guide for a successful marriage, this book is one I would recommend to engaged couples, newlyweds, and to all married no matter the number of years. In addition, troubled marriages and even those tetering on the brink of divorce will find wisdom in this book.

Thank you to FaithWords for my copy.

1 comment:

Max Smart said...

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