part of the introduction to this book, it states that Renita Weems
examines the complex figure at the center of the Bible's famous Song
of Solomon to reveal how all women can live their true, God-given
passions to the fullest.
Dr. Weems lists ten
lessons in living passionately from the Song of Solomon. They
are titled: The Self, Identity, Truth, Balance, Choices, Inner
Wisdom, Danger, Your Body, Sacrifice and Sex and Love. As a
result of these ten lessons, she feels we should learn the
*Discover how your deepest desires
lead to a greater intimacy with God.
romantic love and personal fulfillment must go hand in hand
for a balanced
*Use your passions to make the right choices
and surmount the most formidable
*Confront your fears in ways that
reinforce and nourish your strengths.
*Learn to be
who God wants you to be no matter what others expect.
an interesting and easy book to read. At the beginning of each
chapter such as "The Self" Dr. Weems has an introductory sentence
i.e. "I have a suspicion there must be more to me than I even
know." She then goes into several pages of detail to explain
exactly what she means by this sentence. At the end of each
chapter is a section on "reflections" of what you just read.
It is here that she gives you a list of questions to ponder.
After reading this book, you will start to ask yourself many
questions. Most of all, it will really make you
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