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Monday, December 1, 2014

Awaken Love-The Song Review and Giveaway

The book:
The Song Couple’s Devotional is a 6-week book for couples that can help awaken love in their marriage. With daily relationship insights and prayer points drawn from the Song of Solomon, this devotional will help couples grow in their relationship with God and one another. 
 Inspired by the Song of Solomon, The Song is both a full-length movie and resource for churches to explore God’s plan for relationships, love and marriage.

The Author:
Kyle Idleman is the Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, the fourth-largest church in America. Author of the award-winning and bestselling book, not a fan., and presenter of eight of City on a Hill’s curriculum series, he regularly speaks at conferences and events around the world. Kyle and his wife DesiRae have four children.

OBM says:  How does it work?  The book features 6 weeks of devotionals.  Each day's devotional has a short passage from Song of Solomon that it focuses on.  Then there is a little bit of exposition about that text.  After that, there is a "bridge, " or an activity to apply the verse's message to your lives.  Finally, there is a follow up verse from another book, and a place for you to add any notes you might want to record.

I haven't seen The Song, although now that I've reviewed this book I definitely want to.  But not having seen the song did not hinder us in using Awaken Love as a devotional.  I'll be honest and say it was a little weird at first because while we both do Bible study and quiet time, we don't do couple's devotionals and haven't for many years.  But Awaken Love is different from most typical couple's devotionals in that it is based on Song of Solomon, and as such it is more passionate than perhaps most devotionals are, but in a solidly Biblical way.  My husband and I have not made it through the whole book, because we didn't want to rush it and because our schedules have been very busy and I've been not feeling well, but we do intend to because I think it will strengthen our relationship even more.  I also think it would be such a great tool for young couples who are just starting out to awaken a Biblical love and not just that feeling that we all know fades in time.

Did you know that The Song movie has an area on the website devoted to The Song Couple's Resources.  And you can check out The Song on Twitter or The Song on Facebook.

And now, one lucky reader can win a copy of Awaken Love.  You must be a U.S. or Canadian resident and you can only win the same prize on one blog.  Enter below.

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1 comment:

Sonya Caskey said...

Feb seems like a long time to wait for this movie! It looks awesome!