Awaken Love is a Christian devotional book written specifically for married couples. The authors Kyle & Desirae Idleman take scripture directly from Song of Solomon found in the Bible and break it down in an easy to understand way. I was drawn to this book knowing that a couple wrote it together. It’s certainly been a breath of fresh air to read their shared insights and relational application suggestions with my husband in means to strength our own marriage!
The book is a six week study in which you read the devotions together 5 days out of a week. Each of the devotions has a title, scripture, inspirational story from the scripture, and a Bridge. The Bridge is application. The application usually includes another Bible verse or two, a place for notes, prayer suggestions, and other things to contemplate and discuss. The reading takes 10-15 minutes and application takes as long as needed. I would suggest setting aside a good half hour if not longer to do this devotion with your spouse.
I really liked understanding what many of the verses in the Song of Solomon were talking about. It’s very encouraging that this book is included in the Bible. It demonstrations what God truly wants for all of our marriages and what a God centered marriage and romance should look like instead of following the worlds view on it!
My husband and I have been going through this book together and feel much closer in doing so! It does us good to set time aside to spend together learning how to strength our relationship together and with God. This book has been a blessing!
Aside from this book, there’s also a full length movie and many more resources for churches to use in building up the marriages of their members!
About the author: Kyle Idleman is the Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, the fourth-largest church in America. Author of the award-winning and bestselling book, not a fan., and presenter of eight of City on a Hill’s curriculum series, he regularly speaks at conferences and events around the world. Kyle and his wife DesiRae have four children.
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