A Reading Girl’s Guide to Falling in Love with Jesus (Book #1)

I know, I know. If you need a “guide” for falling in love, it’s probably not true love. But falling in love with Jesus is different. It often feels like Jesus is far away. Somewhere up there. If we could just get to Him. If we could really know — to our bones — His world-overturning Love, it would change everything. It’s a mountain to get to Jesus, but something in us knows that to climb is to live. It’s a mountain to get to Jesus, but something in us knows that to climb is to live. If you’re a reader like me, books are one of your favorite ways to make the climb. The next few posts will be recommendations of books that have played a central role in shaping the journey for me.   Book #1: The Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge In the best possible way, The Sacred Romance is written in an almost apologetic style. The co-authors build a foundation for their message and, layer by layer, build their case. The result is that the text immerses you in a startling, hopeful message: The ache inside you isn’t lying. You’re not imagining it. You were made for more — a great Story that is more than just the span and scope of your life. There is a Romance that has been wooing your heart since you first laid eyes on something beautiful and felt that lurch of wanting to be pulled up into the Larger Story that our hearts all ache and clamor for.   A FAVORITE EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK:      Each of us has a geography where...