I read this book before I became a Christian and I thought it was a neat Cinderella story where a rich Jewish prince chose to marry a half Jew, half Gentile woman despite her faults and sins. I thought how wonderful it would be if I married a man like that one day. It was not long after I read this book that I came to know Christ and I decided to read this book again. I was amazed at all the Christian symbolisim. I had only been a Christian a few months, but my eyes had been opened to God's Word and I was able to see all the significance of the Jewish prince as Christ and Christians as His chosen bride, despite all our faults and sins. All the verses I had memorized before I was a Christian came alive to me finally when I saw the significance of the symbolisim in this book. It is a great book for every Christian to read as a parable to our relationship to Christ, and I also think it is a non-threatening book for a non-Christian to read and really understand the love and forgiveness of Christ.