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A young woman in France finds her heart broken and seeks solace from her sister. Reluctantly seeking help from a monk, who happens to be her uncle, she has an unusual dining experience. He discloses a tale that feels literally like a veil being lifted from her eyes. Involving a prostitute and a priest, this story captivates and entices the young lady. The otherworldly desc ...more
Hardcover, 111 pages
Published December 2011 by Xulon Press (first published September 2011)
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Jason
Lawrence, the author generously sent me a copy of his book after I inquired of it.

I commend Lawrence for his effort here, or more accurately, the fruitful expression of his written prose. This was a pleasant surprise for me in that it contains some of the best New Testament theology, something only known and experienced by a very small percentage of believers in Christendom. And the fact that he took those Ideas and communicated it into a kind of transcendental romance story seems like no small
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Lorretta
I received this through the GoodReads Giveaway.

Right off the bat, I will state that I am not a participant of any organized religion, but I do believe in a higher power.

This book is quite interesting in that it relays a tale relaying a tale. We are introduced to Danielle who has just discovered that she won't be getting married after all. It's a complete shock and she finds herself drowning in bitterness and despair. Her sister recommends that she talk to their uncle Pierre who is a monk. Not re
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Staci
Romance Eternelle is a wonderfully inspiring work of true art. Lawrence Miquelon is able to draw the reader into a deep true "love" and romance throughout this short yet deep novella. I found the biblical imagery and poetic prose touching. This book is one to read over and over again and each time something new will strike a chord with you. Both believers and non-believers will take something away from this enriching romance read. The love our Heavenly Father has for us is remarkable and humblin ...more
Michael Gunawan
I like the idea of the book. Although, I find that the approach of the idea is too straightforward and predictable. Some characters was not necessary to me, like Danielle and Serge and Martha. I think if Danielle was out of the story, more attention could of been drawn into to Rene and Michele. That way, more stories could be told about these two characters. I found the overall structure needs to be approached carefully: the storytelling approach is nice, but the setting and scenes of these can ...more
Carmen
I had no idea there were Pentecostal Catholics. I have the same problem with them as I do with Pentecostal Evangelicals - Christianity is not solely about emotion and feeling, there is definitely need for thinking and intention and purpose. I understand the gifts of the Spirit as laid out in Corinthians. However, they were for the benefit of the church body, not the individual. Speaking in tongues was not to be used unless an interpreter was present. Laughing in the Spirit? Where does that fit i ...more
Steve
I found this little book quite moving and inspiring. Using a story within a story, it tells how Danielle, a young woman whose fiance just broke off their engagement, goes to dinner with her uncle Pierre, a monk. Over dinner, Pierre tells Danielle the story of Michelle, a prostitute, Rene, a priest, Stephanie Michelle's sister, Marcel, a deacon, and their mystical spiritual experience that the author calls a "love awakening." Beautifully, simply and sincerely told, sometimes breaking into poetry, ...more
Michele
I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway.

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I did not expect the story to be what I felt was a short dissertation on enlightment and grace. I found it difficult to believe that after attending Mass only one time, a prostitute could be enlightened and change her life forever. Perhaps my doubt comes from the fact that while raised Catholic, I have since fallen away from the Church and many of its teachings.

It is obvious that the author is well-versed i
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Karen
I won this book as part of a Goodreads First Reads competition.

It's a short tale of true religion, not the kind of thing you go to church to hear or rules to live your life by. It tells of the deeper meaning of God, love and heaven-on-earth.

An inspiring tale which makes you question your beliefs and wish you could do as (and i never thought I'd say this) the prostitute does.

A lovely little book, i only gave 4 stars as i think it would have benefited from being longer. I want to know the rest of
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Melinda
I found the story a little over the top in it's telling of the enlightenment of a lost soul and a priest, but perhaps that was what the author intended. The passion of their faith was very explicit and maybe not for all religious readers. Interesting read but should be a taken with a grain of salt. Received book free from Goodreads.com.
Deb Blackbourn
I was doubtful when I started the book, but it didn't take me long to be "hooked"!!! It was an interesting perspective. I am planning on sharing the book with several friends - I found myself telling people about it.
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Jun 12, 2012 Carol rated it 1 of 5 stars
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I won this book through a goodreads giveaway - yet to read however.
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Lawrence grew up in Southern California. Much of his life he and his wife have been a part of a number of ministries. Rather than conflicting, these influences seem to contribute, even fan the fire within for what was to become his first book. Working with children for twenty years in intensive care, he says,keeps him connected with the young and their families. Along with these real life experien ...more
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