The Romance of Religion

The Romance of Religion: Fighting for Goodness, Truth, and Beauty
By Dwight Longenecker / W Publishing

In The Romance of Religion Longenecker calls for the return of the romantic h_140_245_Book_1114_coverero-the hero who knows his frailty and can fight the good fight with panache, humor, and courage. Conflict and romance are everywhere in the story of Christ, and our response is to dust off our armor, don our broad-brimmed hats, pick up our swords, and do battle for Christ with confidence, wonder, and joy.

Is religion no more than a fairy tale? No, it is more than a fairy tale-much more: it is all the fairy tales and fantastic stories come true here and now.

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The Romance of Religion is discussed in the progress and journey that a fictional romantic story would follow with all of its characters and scenes. Each area of a romantic story is observed from the view of a romantic and a non-romantic through looking at religion.

The Romance of Religion was nothing like what I thought it might be like. I thought it would be more like the gospel looked at through the perception of a romantic love story. This was not the case, as far as I could tell.

Each chapter and area would start off interesting, then it seemed to be speaking in circles upon the subject/topic. This is where it became uninteresting to me and hard for me to follow. Even through this I could see the connection between each romantic topic discussed related to religion.

The Romance of Religion may appeal to some readers. However, it does not appeal to me.


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