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Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Christian Focus Publications
Publication Date: 2012
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 09/26/15.
Poetry is the language of love. The Songs of Solomon are no different as we read these beautiful cameos of the intimate relationship between the King and his lover. These were the song of songs which were often sung to God in temple worship with a realisation that these songs spoke of God's love towards his chosen people. For Christians through the ages these songs point to Christ and his love towards his own ransomed and redeemed people. Indeed in New Testament Scripture the analogy is often used of Christ and His church as the Bridegroom and His bride. It speaks of restoration and reconciliation. Through the contributions of the daughter of Jerusalem, we begin to get a sense of the joy of fellowship. In this devotional work we too will learn what it is like to have daily contact with Jesus, the lover of our souls as pictured in Songs of Solomon.
"With Malcolm Maclean we are in safe hands. To be sure, his treatment of the Song extends interpretation into elaboration and application, and he will not carry every reader with him all the time, but everything he writes is true to the full biblical revelation of God in Christ, of the marvel of his love for us, and of our often faltering walk with him."
"a sweet yet sober tour of this garden of divine love. He walks us through the Song devotionally, moving believers to long for deeper communion with the Son of God. Simultaneously, this book will encourage backsliders to run back into His loving arms."
"Malcolm MacLean takes us up into the rarefied heights and gives us new vistas of the beauty and excellence of Christ."
"a powerful reminder of the glory of Christ's matchless love, and provides strong medicine for the soul."
"Malcolm Maclean's lucid and warm commentary on the book led me into some royal communion with the King of kings. It will help every Christian reader to rest in His love and say with grander assurance, 'This is my beloved and this is my friend."
" rich, powerful, and incisive"
HollieUSAAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Devotional to Make You Love Christ MoreSeptember 20, 2012HollieUSAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I started out reading this book with an edge of caution. I was worried about some crazy, graphic, off-the-rails interpretation. What I found was just the opposite. This book is full of Christ and His gospel. Page after page, sentence after sentence are saturated with Christ and His love for His people. It was amazing to read. My eBook is full of highlights.
I really appreciated that the author did not just make this about Christ and the believer, but rightly so, about Christ and His bride â€” the Church. The daughters of Jerusalem through out the Song are thought to be the Church speaking. Many sections of this book underscore the importance of church attendance and membership When read this way the sweetness of corporate worship and fellowship is taken into view, as well as the importance for encouraging, loving and even reproving (when needed) one another.
I would certainly suggest other Christians pick up this book. It is such a refreshing look at what is often viewed as an obscure book of Scripture. Upon reading I found myself loving Christ more and worshiping Him for His unfathomable love for me and for His bride, the Church. This book makes a great devotional read because it is broken up chapter by chapter and verse by verse. The sections on each verse are short and concise but full of awesome truths that will make you love Christ all the more.
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