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Love's Sacred Song (Treasure of His Love)

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Standing in the shadow of his famous father, young King Solomon wavers between fear and bravado, longing for a love that is true and pure--a love that can be his cornerstone.

A shepherdess in the northern city of Shunem, Arielah has known since she first laid eyes on Solomon that it was her destiny to become his bride. When her father secures a promise from Solomon to marr
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Nook, 379 pages
Published March 2012 by Revell Books (Baker Publishing Group)
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Holly Renee
Feb 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I could give this book a ten star rating, I would! To be honest, I'm putting it right up there with Redeeming Love! Yes, it's that good.

Mesu Andrews' newest novel, Love's Sacred Song, is a powerful rendition of the Songs of Solomon. It captivates in the same way the Shula-mite bride captivated Solomon.

Andrews pens a novel that thrusts readers into an emotionally gripping story, capturing the beautiful poetry of the Songs of Solomon and transforming it into magnificent, passion-filled prose th
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Michelle
Well, this book was a long one, but beautifully written to the point that it captured my heart and I spent two solid days reading it until I finished. It had everything I love to read in a book. Deep truths about faith and God's love, intense emotion and intrigue, and people shown as flawed, but redeemable because they are loved by a Holy God who only wants to claim their hearts and devotion. That was well portrayed in this book. It made me think more deeply about God's ways not being our ways, ...more
Margaret Chind
At the beginning of the week you may have seen the flyer posted about this book. Could the book cover get any more yummy? Now if you had a Bible cover like this, wouldn’t you want to jump in and read about these characters/people and try to understand their emotions and the events surrounding them? I would! Sometimes reading your Bible is hard and you need a bit of a jump start on your imagination. That is what you find in these Biblical Fiction books from Mesu. She uses scripture as a baseline ...more
Faye
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Richly woven Biblical Fiction, based on Song of Solomon.




I was surprised at how easily I was swept into another time and place, with Love's Sacred Song. Mesu Andrews expertly mixes historical fact, with well-crafted fiction, creating a page-turning, Biblical romance that is nearly impossible to put down.




Now you might be wondering, "How do you make a story about a man with numerous wives, romantic?" Well, you'll have to read this book to find out! I had some doubts too, about this story, but Love
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Ruth
Mar 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Arielah was a child she accompanied her father Jeheosephat, a respected judge of Shunem, to Jerusalem, where she spied the young prince Solomon. And ever since that day she's carried in her heart the certainty that they would one day wed. Years pass, and the great King David lies on his deathbed, comforted by the prize of Shunem, the beautiful Abishag (1 Kings 1& 2), who serves as his "belly-warmer," an intimate but platonic relationship. Abishag's lack of any official status in the roy ...more
Diane Wallace
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very well written with so many details of the time period. I really enjoyed the Israelite wedding customs which were unique. Each chapter also begins with Scripture to relate what it will be about.
Kim
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has to be the best book I've read ....in a long time. So close to fact of the Bible and so much insight to life. May have to reread soon!
Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Love’s Sacred Song by Mesu Andrews

I was anxious to read this Biblical fiction based on the Song of Solomon, and my first book by Mesu Andrews and I can say I was not disappointed. “Love’s Sacred Song” is Solomon’s story. The author starts at the end of Solomon’s dad, David’s life, and the beginning of Solomon’s reign as King. Being a King, Solomon had many wives but he didn’t love any of them. That is until he meets Arielah, who had loved Solomon for years, and all she wa
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Cindy
Mar 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh what a story!! Mesu Andrews has taken the Bible book Songs of Solomon, and Biblical history and woven a beautiful story, centering around King Solomon and his love for his Shulammite princess Arielah. This story is a beautiful story of love that is pure, and life lasting. Arielah, first saw Solomon when he was a teen and she just a child of seven years old, but she knew that she would one day be his bride. And she dared to dream that she would win his heart. And win his heart she did, however ...more
Alisha Alisha
Men f*cking up since 900BC.
Laura
Mar 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: LOVE’S SACRED SONG
Author: Mesu Andrews
Publisher: Revell
March 2012
ISBN: 978-0800734084
Genre: Biblical Fiction


Arielah is a shepherdess who has known ever since she met Solomon that it’s her destiny to become King Solomon’s bride—but Solomon finally reluctantly agrees to take Arielah as a treaty bride to help unite the kingdom. Aielah is content, as it seems all her dreams will come true.

King Solomon is standing in King David’s famous shadow, and Solomon wavers between fear and bravado. He
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⚜️Trea
I enjoy Christian romances quite a bit, but ones based on Biblical stories are usually ones I am eager to read, and this one was no exception. However, this was the first time I didn't get a high level of enjoyment out of reading one.

This book centered around King Solomon and Arielah, one of his wives from Northern Israel. It takes place shortly after the death of King David, and chronicles some of Solomon's reign. The story was interesting and kept me involved and caring about what happened to
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Donna
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Love's Sacred Song is the third book I have read by Mesu Andrews and I have loved every one. At this point, Love's Sacred Song is a close second to Love In A Broken Vessel.

I know this is fiction but Ms. Andrews has a wonderful talent that makes me think "Yeah, it could have happened that way" when the bible is silent. My biggest question about Solomon has always been; if he was so wise and the author of Songs of Solomon, how did he become an idol worshipper, have so many wives and raise his son
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Janna
Apr 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a beautiful Biblical fiction account of what might have happened to lead Solomon to write the book "Song of Solomon". I was moved by this book and devoured it to the end. I cried at the end, I'll admit it. A lovely, heart warming and, at the same time, sad tale of Solomon and his treaty bride, Arielah, who believes that God has chosen her to teach Solomon how to love. I loved the way Mesu really drew me into that particular time and place and brought the traditions to life for me. There ...more
Linda Goossen
May 01, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Linda by: Carole
There are so many people out there that have a wonderful imagination about what life is about during the Biblical times. This is a very interesting book. Thanks, Carole!

I finished the book. I was kind of disappointed at the ending, but I think it was worth the time.
Roseanna White
Nov 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stunning in its depth and scope, LOVE'S SACRED SONG is a story of love and passion, faith and flaws that will haunt you forever. Mesu Andrews crafts characters that will capture your heart with prose that will stir your soul. Masterful.
Rachael Kathleen Hartman
Great book!
Emily
Jan 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: god, love
3.5 stars Interesting, but full of sad moments, and the ending totally makes sense...This book definitely illustrated the brokenness of Solomon and a marriage to him.

Arielah is a shepherdess, but she is also the daughter of Shunem's wise judge Jehoshaphat. She has known she will marry Solomon since childhood. As a treaty bride, she will unify the northern tribes with Judah. But she soon learns that the faithfulness she longs for is often missing in her soon to be husband. Can she show him God's
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Lisa at Farm Fresh Adventures
I definitely found this one more satisfying than the first book in the series but wow. The Solomon and wives thing was well done but wow if that's not actually disturbing. Bed to bred. Women like currency, but it was true. The attack was absolutely dreadful and I am not sure about the way Daughters of Jerusalem was done. I didn't like it done as if those passages in Song of Solomon were rebukes or taunts.

The author definitely explored a long held mystery of what the book is about.
Allan67
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book that I read to Diana. We can't do much anymore after her stroke, so I read to her to spend time together. Diana has always loved to have someone to read to her - and I like to do just that.

A Biblical romance concerning the possible life of King Solomon. The story is of the way things possibly might have, but probably not, have been in King Solomon's life.

At any rate, it was entertaining for Diana. She enjoyed listening to the story.

christianchicklit
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
Just like any of Mesu Andrews' books, it is a wonderfully written and detailed depiction of a Biblical story rich with information about the people, culture, geography and history in the time it is set. This story features the Song of Solomon in a way that will bring it to life. Although it's a love story between Solomon and a shepherdess, it is an allegory for Israel as God's chosen bride and how we should respond to that love.
Highly recommended!
Mercedes
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Books of Songs has always been a mystery to me even though I know that it was written by Solomon, son of David. With Ms. Andrew's novel about King Solomon's courtship and short marriage to Arielah, daughter of Jehosephat, this book takes us on a journey of God's goodness, mercy and limitless love for his people.
linda brimmer
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How To Love

Love stories of two of the greatest lovers of this and centuries past. Battles, mysteries, intrigue and love stories with surprise endings. Did you ever think about what went on in those unmentioned years ? Was Solomon fighting or loving or maybe just plain resting from those 700 wives.
Lori
I loved the book. I loved Arielah, but Solomon was an indecisive wimp.

Considering he's known for his 'wisdom', it must have all happened AFTER all the evildoers pulled the wool over his eyes during Arielah's lifetime.
Hannah
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5
Christie
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by Mesu Andrews. I learn so much from her stories. She does a great deal of research to make it as historically accurate as possible.
Emily Mcclure
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
I thoroughly enjoy the way Mesu writes her stories...can't get enough!
D Nine
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My view of Solomon has been altered by this story. All those concubines and wives!! Incomprehensible to me!

What a favorite time period for me to read. I need a "story" and Mesu Andrews delivers in weaving a visual story that gives feeling and a biblical message.

I did find a few passages a little dull and I was putting down the book often. That's why 4 stars with this second book. The ending was was 5 star!
Heather Kidd
I think the author has done a masterful job of approaching the Song of Songs from a very different perspective. Again her imaginations and heavy research colours in the black and white "bare-bones" information given to us from the bible, and gives us a greater appreciation for what really could have happened. They say you remember truths better when learned through story and this book will help you remember details about King Solomon and King David and other more obscure biblical characters, tha ...more
Tisha
Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had read Love Amid the Ashes, which was a story about Job's experience and I remember liking it. So, when I saw Love's Sacred Song, I gave it a shot. Soooo glad I did. In a nutshell, it is the story of the love that endures all between Solomon, the famous King of the Israelites, and one of his staggeringly numerous brides (one of, like, 600 or something). This seems an odd premise for a romantic novel (at least it did to me), but once you start reading it, you realize that the type of love tha ...more
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Mesu grew up with a variegated Christian heritage. With grandparents from the Pilgrim Holiness, Nazarene, and Wesleyan Churches, her dad was a Quaker and mom charismatic. As you might imagine, God was a central figure in most family discussions, but theology was a battlefield and Scripture the weapon. As a rebellious teenager, Mesu rejected God and His Word, but discovered Jesus as a life-transfor ...more
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“Love grows like a dance, my lamb. It is a series of steps, a string of decisions both you and Solomon will make. Sometimes, when Solomon withdraws, you must pursue him, while other times you must step back and let him return to you.” His tears glistened in the moonlight. “Remember, a man’s character is defined by more than a single decision, and love is made of more than a single step. Keep listening to Jehovah. He will set the tempo of your dance.” 2 likes
“I don’t know what lies you believed that convinced you to settle for darkness when you could have waited for light, but I know this . . . Jedidiah. God’s love always forgives—even when our love fails.” 2 likes
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