Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I was recently given a copy of Sara Evan's (that's right, the country star) book, Love Lifted Me from  I really wanted to like this book, and in fact the plot of a couple recovering from the brink of divorce, redeemed and held by God's love is very compelling.  It's the type of romance you want to root for, that is as true to life as fiction can be, but I have big problems with the content of this book.

I understand marital intimacy is talked about and celebrated in the Bible, however I do not like knowing the details of anyone else's marital desires, even fictional characters.  Unfortunately I think this is the type of escapist book that could prove harmful to marriages because of how detailed their "romance" is at times.  This book is certainly not G rated, PG maybe. What bothers me though is the discussion of marital desires right alongside such Christian themes. 

I am so torn because I realize the Song of Solomon doesn't pull any punches when it comes to marital love, but something about this book doesn't sit well with me, and made me feel uncomfortable.  I may be prudish, but this isn't a book I can recommend.

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