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Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Romance of Religion

THE ROMANCE OF RELIGION

Fighting For Goodness, Truth, and Beauty

By Dwight Longenecker

The first thing I want to say is that I believe that Christianity is a faith and not a religion. Now that I said that, I agree that a romance is loving someone, wanting to be with that someone and wanting to protect or stand up for that someone. If being romantic in the Christian faith is loving the Lord, wanting to be with Him and willing to die for Him then we can or want to call it a romance. However, to turn it into a fairy tale type of romance, I disagree. The author’s point of each chapter was understandable but I would start to lose interest as the chapter continued because of the comparison of religion to fairy tale romances and romantic writings. Many readers may find this book interesting because the author explains the meaning of being romantic and offer examples from many writings. The book, well written, and the author makes you realize that we need to look at religion in a different way than just a belief.

The author talks about heroes in fairy tales, romantic novels and movies, to me Jesus Christ is much more than any hero we can find in any story book or movie, Jesus Christ died for us and what we need to is love, worship and praise Him.

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