Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air. Passion imbues (hopefully) every couple, and restaurants are busy preparing for a romantic night. But one question every Christian should consider on this day is: “What is God’s plan for our love lives?” In other words, what does true passion look like, and how should it be conceived? What happens to the ‘love’ that never works out in relationships, especially marriages?
In The Purpose of Passion, renowned writers Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware dissect Dante’s famous epic poem The Divine Comedy to reveal astounding truths about God’s plan for passion in His childrens’ lives. Dante is probably best known for his frightening allegorical work, Inferno, which describes his journey through the medieval perspective of Hell. Therefore, it is hard to imagine that he is capable of creating an amorous tale of the love of his life. But he did, and it is now a rich resource from which Bruner and Ware draw their concepts of passion and love. Every chapter in the book corresponds to a section of the poem, doing a parallel comparison on different aspects of passion. This book would probably be best for Christians nearing the age of marriage, including college students, but I would strongly recommend high-schoolers to pick it up as well. Love is a very abstract topic in society today, and this book can really get you on the right track.
Get a copy of this excellent resource as soon as you can. You can click on the image to buy it from Amazon.com =)
I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for a review. I was in no way obligated to write a positive review.