February’s recommended reading is LOVE LETTERS OF JESUS AND HIS BRIDE, ECCLESIA. Each chapter in the Song of Solomon is presented as a letter. And within each chapter are an average of 100 footnotes showing the symbolism in this book as it represents the church, the Bride of Christ, Jesus’ Ecclesia.
It begins with her conversion (betrothal), goes through all the times she wanders from him and they both go out to the street asking, “Have you seen my beloved?” and ends with the world grabbing her and trying to get her away from Jesus. He sends word to his bride, “I am coming quickly.”
This book has not caught on yet. I urge you to give it a try. It can be a gift book and quickly read as prose. But give it a second reading ~ this time looking up all the footnotes (nearly 500 in the book) applying what you read to the church today. Your second reading will take time. Lots of time. It is a deep study of the church’s relationship to Christ, the lover of our soul.
The ebook is only $2.99 on Amazon, and the print book is $12.00 Here’s the link.