Royal Company – A Devotional on Song of Solomon

Royal Company – A Devotional on Song of Solomon
Paul Relf Paul Relf is Pastor at Enon Baptist Church, Chatham.
01 November, 2012 1 min read

Royal Company: A devotional on the Song of Solomon

Malcolm Maclean

Christian Focus

236 pages, £9.99

ISBN: 978-184550718-3

Star rating: 4 stars

An excellent book written with a pastor’s heart that will strengthen the faith of all believers. It is a devotional book and will stir love and stimulate deeper devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ. The book takes the view that Song of Solomon is a picture of the love of Christ for his church and draws out the relationship between the Christian and Jesus Christ.

The book is subdivided into 8 sections (poems) and these are split into chapters with 26 in all. Each chapter is based on a number of verses which are helpfully shown on a facing page with a heading showing the person who is speaking. Each chapter has helpful sub-headings. In this way it is possible to read a chapter on its own although it is obviously best to read the book as a whole alongside the Bible.

I think the author avoids fanciful interpretation and the reader can engage in the dialogue and feelings of the main characters as they interact with each other.  The application is not forced and encourages fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ and answers the question  ‘What is it like to meet the Lord Jesus Christ?’

This is a book all Christians should read and will stir us up to love Christ more. None can say that we love Christ as much as we could. But after reading the book we can hopefully respond and say of Christ ‘This is my beloved and this is my friend’ (Song of Solomon 5:16)

Paul Relf,

Chatham

Paul Relf is Pastor at Enon Baptist Church, Chatham.
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