I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah to facilitate my review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.He Calls You Beautiful by Dee Brestin
Published by Multnomah on 2017
Genres: Bible Study Guides, Biblical Studies, Christian Life, Religion, Spiritual Growth, Women's Issues
Source: Waterbrook Multnomah
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 one 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.
Includes an in-depth Bible study for use individually or in a group setting.
I’m generally looking for new Bible study books and when given the chance to review He Calls You Beautiful I thought I’d hit the jackpot. Finally, someone could explain to me why in the world Song of Songs (Song of Solomon in some Bibles) was even included in the Bible, because it just didn’t seem to fit.
Sadly, I just wasn’t impressed by this book. It was difficult for me to get interested in it. The writing isn’t bad, in fact, the writing is beautifully done. But for some reason the material presented just didn’t resonate with me. Perhaps it is because I’m not in the right time/place in my life, so this isn’t a message that I need to hear?
I love that the book includes Bible study material for both individuals and small groups. The subject matter is such that when I saw that it included Bible study materials, I figured it would be specifically for individuals because, well, the message is to each person individually. The message would seem to be that Heavenly Father and Jesus love you. The message is for you. But, it’s really for everyone because God and Jesus love everyone.
I gave the book 2 stars because it’s not horrible and in all honesty, if I come back to it at another time in my life, it might well work out for me a lot better. Perhaps right now just wasn’t the right time for this message for me.