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A breathtakingly beautiful saga spanning from eternity to eternity, presented from the view of angels. Experience creation, the crucifixion, and the resurrection from this unique viewpoint, and gain a better understanding of the majestic love of God. Gene Edwards’s classic tale is the greatest love story ever told.
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4.0 out of 5 stars
I really almost gave it 5 stars...
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The Divine Romance was... well... um... divine! And, gosh, the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because there's a few other favorite titles I've read that impacted me more intensely than this one in particular. I realize that this may make it seem I don't regard this book as a "hot" title, but nothing could be further from the truth. I really did almost give it 5 stars. This was a fantastic read and I highly recommend it to anyone, Christian or not!
Gene Edwards is a remarkable story teller and has the wonderful ability to draw the reader into reality through fiction. I don't know how else to put it. The Divine Romance is a fictional story (based completely on the reality of spirit life) about the creation of the world and God's intent for man from before the world was made. It illuminates a most spectacular description of the bride of the Lord Jesus Christ and God's romantic passion for her. The reader in turn is drawn into a rich encounter with Christ that is far from fiction. I felt the Lord's presence immensly while reading this book. It made me want to pray and to cry and to get really serious about my relationship with Jesus.
Gene's account wholly gels with Scripture, but he uses his imagination which is sparked by his deep love for Jesus to paint this incredible picture for the believer to understand how God really views His children. If you're a biblically technical critic, you might struggle a bit with this book because it is largely Gene's imaginitive insights into the Scripture and the reality of Christian life, more than it is verbatim Scripture. I found it delightful, and though it is fiction, it's almost impossible to just shelf it as a mere fictional story because, in reality, Gene is telling the Gospel truth. This book will grip your heart and set it ablaze with an increased desire for more of Jesus. It will also, more than likely, make you discontent with your present spiritual condition and cause to grow hungrier for a more intimate relationship with God. It will also convict and stir your heart to be more mindful of your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ as you start to see them a the Lord's beautiful bride. The themes of grace and the romance of God for His people flood through the pages of this book.
Ok, I'm starting to feel guilty about my 4 star review (grin). Maybe it should have been five. This is a remarkable book! Worth reading indeed, as are any of Gene's books. Some of his titles have some controversial elements about them in that they do not necessarily encourage Christians to get all wrapped up in the "business" of doing church. Gene focuses on real, intimate, life-changing relationship with God and places this quest on the highest pedestal. Everything else is insignificant and pales in comparison to the mindset of becoming completely filled with God and completely dead to self and religion so that Christ can live His life through us... So that we can truly become that beautiful bride of Christ.
Ok... after all that, I'm starting to think 5 stars is a bit low. Please excuse me while I go read this book again. ;)