The Sacred Romance Drawing Closer To The Heart Of God

The Sacred Romance Drawing Closer To The Heart Of God The God who saves is also a God who woos His own to a relationship primarily of the heart As we draw closer to Him we must choose to let go of other less wild lovers such as perfectionistic drivenes

The God who saves is also a God who woos His own to a relationship primarily of the heart As we draw closer to Him, we must choose to let go of other less wild lovers, such as perfectionistic driveness and self indulgence Eldredge and Curtis identify the lies offered by false loves and instruct us on the journey back to the Lover of our souls.In carefully crafted worThe God who saves is also a God who woos His own to a relationship primarily of the heart As we draw closer to Him, we must choose to let go of other less wild lovers, such as perfectionistic driveness and self indulgence Eldredge and Curtis identify the lies offered by false loves and instruct us on the journey back to the Lover of our souls.In carefully crafted words and images, the authors entice the reader to his or her own journey of the heart, promising, It is possible to recover the lost life of our heart and with it the intimacy, beauty, and adventure of life with God.

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The Sacred Romance Drawing Closer To The Heart Of God

  1. John Eldredge is an author you probably figured that out , a counselor, and teacher He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own heart in his love, and learn to live in his Kingdom John grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles which he hated , and spent his boyhood summers on his grandfather s cattle ranch in eastern Oregon which he loved John met his wife Stasi in high school in drama class But their romance did not begin until they each came to faith in Christ, after high school John earned his undergraduate degree in Theater at Cal Poly, and directed a theater company in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Colorado with Focus on the Family, where he taught at the Focus on the Family Institute.John earned his master s degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, under the direction of Larry Crabb and Dan Allender He worked as a counselor in private practice before launching Ransomed Heart in 2000 John and Stasi live in Colorado Springs with their three sons Samuel, Blaine and Luke , their golden retriever Oban , and two horses Whistle and Kokolo While all of this is factually true, it somehow misses describing an actual person He loves the outdoors passionately, and all beauty, Shakespeare, bow hunting, a good cigar, anything having to do with adventure, poetry, March Madness, working in the shop, fly fishing, classic rock, the Tetons, fish tacos, George MacDonald, green tea, buffalo steaks, dark chocolate, wild and open places, horses running, and too much to name He also uses the expression far out way too much.

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  1. My mother gave me this book several years ago, and I never found the time to read it Recently, I picked it up and gave it a go It was definitely the right choice at the right time.As a girl who wishes she could journey with the fellowship in The Lord of the Rings or even travel through the countryside with Elizabeth Bennett, I fully understand the ache and desire for adventure and romance to be a part of something bigger than you are and engrave yourself into a story that stretches before you an [...]

  2. I just finished this book for the second time, just in time to read it again i love the book so much because it falls naturally in line with my own normal way of thinking in fact many of the authors quoted are my favorites For me the overlying theme of the book is God loves you and every good, pure thing in your life is from God and to His purposes This book will change the way you view God Our relationship with God occurs in the heart, not in the church alone, but in the way we are created in r [...]

  3. About eighteen months ago, my mom handed me this little book and told me her book club was reading it She thought I might like it That little book was Epic by John Eldredge, and I than liked it the book fundamentally shifted the way I see my faith And it made me want to read everything Eldredge has ever written.One of the fundamental ideas in Eldredge s writing is that humans were made for than the mundane and drab instead, we were made for joy and gloriousness and beauty Thus, the standard pe [...]

  4. The most moving and relevant book I ve ever read Put everything into crystal clear perspective My faith was multiplied and nurtured reading this.

  5. I tried to read this book several times before, but could never bear it I ended up shoving it to the back of my book pile because it hurt too much to read Warning This book will awaken your heart it will cause you to feel the edge of desires which are bittersweet It will speak to those dreams and longings that you may have pushed away because God has not fulfilled them At least, these were part of the reasons why I could not finish the book It was comfortable for me to not feel my heart, instea [...]

  6. Another great book by Eldridge This is all about rediscovering the haunting that we have all felt at one time or another There are two ways of handling that desire we feel deep in our hearts Some try to capture the feeling in a never ending cycle of addictions a new love affair, alcohol, drugs, thrills Others try to kill their hearts so that they no longer feel pain and consequently also give up on transcendent joy This books points the reader to Christ, the object of our longing and desire, wh [...]

  7. Don t read this book Please.Fine ideas Repetitious and drooling with emotionalism, seeking charismatic highs in disregard for fair interpretation of scripture.

  8. I have mixed feelings about this book I had shied away from it for quite some time because I was convinced by the title that there was going to definitely be some I m the princess, God s my knight in shining armor Julian of Norwich am I thinking of the right religious figure No, I reeeeally love God weirdness in there There was a slight bit of that, but I think than anything, the book was about emotional healing It framed our lives in terms of the Romance beauty, wonder, hope, God and the Messa [...]

  9. As God s Word speaks to every individual in a way that is most meaningful to you at a given time, God placed this book in my hands as I struggled to prepare a talk for a men s weekend The topic of my talk was Prevenient Grace, something that I, nor many of my friends, knew anything about.This book brought the whole concept into a real perspective of God s endless and tireless pursuit of each person in an effort to have a relationship with us.Often we wonder why we do not hear or feel the urging [...]


  11. I got to page 4 or 5 Jesus referred to as he instead of He and Satan spelled with a capital Sm My savior is He, capital H Sacred Romance always in caps This small stuff speaks to me Not biblical in the least If this book speaks to you, ask yourself whom is speaking cause it isn t God It does not line up with scripture yet the title is captivating because I know the Lord does want us to be so close to Himbut this book has the details wrong wrong wrong I skimmed through the rest of the book lookin [...]

  12. Overall, I liked this book by John Eldredge and Brent Curtis, but there were a few things about it that didn t keep my attention There were a lot of metaphors in the beginning It s almost as if the authors were trying too hard But what I liked most about the book was how we can get caught up in the things of the world and place God on the back burner I loved what they had to write about that.

  13. Healing my arrow pierced heart.This book spoke directly to my heart The would definitely that I have suffered from the arrows that have pierced my heart, damaging it, and preventing me from seeing myself as God sees me Which also affected my ability to have the closeness, the intimacy and relationship that God wants to have with me This book helped and guided me to be able to heal and remember who I am, and to have that Sacred Romance with God.

  14. This book really helped me to start seeing God as my lover, someone who cares about my deepest feelings and wants an intimate relationship with me than anyone else in the world This book brings up feelings in me that I am still trying to process, so I cannot, at this time, write a proper review.

  15. I ve read this book twice in ten years and thanks to a presumable bad memory, I enjoyed it the second time I love this book Curtis Eldredge beautifully articulate the Heart of the Struggle I have not read a comparable illustration of the Journey of Heart that the God of the Universe is calling us into echoed and mirrored all around us bravo beautiful identify

  16. Just taught through this book for a University course on Old Testament, Narrative, and Law it was a delight to see the lights go one though hard for some to our Fathers heart for us and our need for the same Enjoy

  17. A great resource for understanding your relationship with God A cautionary tale about how current secular society drains our spirituality and confidence in the Almighty Every Christian should periodically read a book like this so you don t forget the goal of your spiritual journey.

  18. This isn t for everyone, but if its where you re at, it speaks volumes It was hard for me to wrap my mind around such poetic writing, which is a bit mushy, but it rang true for me and it always sets my head and heart on a better path.

  19. The first of a series John Elderidge s first step, unfortunately Brent Curtis s last he died shortly after in a rock climbing accident.

  20. I like the way John Eldredge writes and thinks, but I did not quite realize how similar all of his books seem to be Having already read Wild at Heart and Captivating many years ago, I found The Sacred Romance to be strikingly like an early draft of both books Or accurately, the later books are a targeted retelling of the same story began in The Sacred Romance, with just a shift in focus Either way, I felt like I had read this book before Although I do enjoy his romantic, rugged vision of faith [...]

  21. The Sacred Romance was a transformative book for me Does it use some gender stereotyping Yes, some and John Eldredge went off the deep end with that in subsequent books Here s the thing I encountered this book at a point in my spiritual journey where I was saying, there must be to following Jesus than being good, whatever that is This book led me to the heart of the matter, which is that God pursues each one of us, always and forever, for no other reason than that he loves each of us and deligh [...]

  22. Wow It took me over a month to finish this because of all the re reading I did And then, upon finishing, I started over Profound, yet simplistic, this book offers a beautiful description of the longing of every human heart I love the way the authors portray life as a story fairy tale like, offering explanations for how we end up in our own lesser stories rather than the one created for us by The Author and Perfector of our faith With scripture and excerpts from great literature to illustrate, th [...]

  23. I appreciate Eldridge s books for the way they speak to the heart Often Christian books are about knowing thinking or doing The Sacred Romance speaks the language of the heart in a compelling way The way he equates our relationship with Christ as a romance gets at the heart of God being a lover No other book I have read does that However in his attempt to paint a picture of God as a romantic pursuer he uses some language that borders on open theism While I don t think that is where he lands theo [...]

  24. More than just about romance, this book teaches you the meaning of life and weaves the words so beautifully of the story of life, creation, God, marriage, and human interaction Definitely a must read

  25. Read this for the second time and found it be just as refreshing and revitalizing as it was when I read it fifteen years ago.

  26. This was an interesting look at our relationship with God At places it could be a little slow, but i felt I needed that time to process some of the ideas in the book.

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