The book of God is also a book of people. Love and lust, devotion and betrayal, sex, sin, jealousy, and grief - the stories of biblical couples disclose a full panorama of human emotions and actions. These stories of love, marriage, sex, and death, historically fascinating and yet also wellsprings of great artistic traditions and religious meaning, are here presented in an informative and engaging format with more than 200 full-color illustrations from classic, chiefly Western art sources.
Fr Brian McNeil, who lives and works in Germany, is the author of Christ in the Psalms (1980) and GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Fidelity to Us (1995).
In the biblical stories of this book, we find time and again the intimate connection between erotic and divine love.
- Dorothee Soelle