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The Sacred Romance

Drawing Closer to the Heart of God
Narrated by: Kelly Ryan Dolan
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (258 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From childhood on, something or Someone has called us on a journey of the heart. It is a journey full of intimacy, adventure, beauty, and more than a little danger. The Sacred Romance calls to us in our fondest memories, our greatest loves, our noblest achievements, even our deepest hurts. The reward is worth the risk. God Himself longs for us, if we are but willing.

First published in 1997, The Sacred Romance is quietly on its way to becoming a classic. Why have so many people connected so powerfully to the book? Authors Brent Curtis and John Eldredge put words to long-forgotten feelings. They voice our unspoken fears about God's goodness and our own emptiness. Without being preachy or cliche, the authors offer a glimpse of God's heart that is tender, risky, and compelling. The Sacred Romance is the story of our lives; it is God's story. It is His invitation to experience the beauty, intimacy, and adventure we secretly desire.

©2004 Brent Curtis and John Eldredge (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC

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Very Good Book

This book is a must read, or listen to, for every person who wants to get closer to God. It explains why we should, why we have the desire to, and God's opened arms response to us.

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The MOST INCREDIBLE book I have ever read.

I ended Up starting over from the beginning several times, not because I couldn’t understand it but rather because I wanted to get more and more out of it with each read. This is become the best book I have ever read in my lifetime. I encourage anyone who sees it to read it as well!

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  • Amber
  • Cincinnati, OH, United States
  • 01-30-13

Life-Changing Book!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It has begun to completely change the way I view my relationship with Christ and has broadened my understanding of how much God loves me!

Who was your favorite character and why?

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Have you listened to any of Kelly Ryan Dolan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not-- he's good though!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Love it!

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Personal Growth Guaranteed

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book has a unbelievable message about the soul. We have all experienced "arrows" as they call it in the book, or "hurts" in our lives whether we know it or not. This book helps you sort through your past and grow with a great understanding of who you were meant to be. I passionately loved this book. This will be a book you should read or listen to multiple times, or go through the audio and then dig into the book. Beautifully written!

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Inspiring

An excellent book. I guess the biggest thing I got from it is realizing that often my longing and yearning, the feeling that something is missing, is actually a longing to be closer with my Father. It is his way of wooing me back to him. I'm not sure I had ever thought of it that way.

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Awesome read!

Another Eldredge book has touched my heart. This the 6th book I've read and I highly recommend it!

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Reminder of the one who truly loves and cares

He really loves me and cares for me and I needed to see it the way this book explained it. So ramantic and unconditional is His love, Sacred indeed.

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Jesus is Crazy About You

This book stirred up a longing deep inside for the one my heart loves. Yet, it is not me searching for him. He comes after me! We cannot keep Him in a box, as we do our idols. He is not safe, but He is good. Let this book inspire you to begin the journey of faith and surrender to the King of Kings, our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Speechless

There are no words to describe the awesomeness of this book and it's truthful loving nurturing message. I am truly loved and am free to continue on my pilgrims progress home! Praise you Jesus...Praise your Holy Precious Name! See you soon Brent!

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Life changing, at a cellular level!

I can think of very few books that came to me just when I really needed them and provided exactly what I was searching for. I will forever be grateful to God for the gift of this book and to the authors for crafting this amazing message. I do not exaggerate, this book changed me at a core, heart level. I encourage every follower of Christ to dive into this book and allow it to lead you deeper into the adventure that our amazing, wild God desires for us.