The Romance of Religion is witty, easy to read. It exposes the reader to difficult theories of philosophy and theology, not to mention physics and metaphysics, and makes it easy to understand. The point is to show us that religion is not for the faint hearted and that pagan philosophy, the old testament and present day physics, which is closer to theology than most people realize, point to Christianity.
Christianity is not dull. It's not something for the cynic to turn up his nose at. Christianity is real. It's a call to each of us to accept Christ and strive to be all that we can be. It calls us to love, but not erotic love. It calls us to search for the beauty in truth and see love and service in everyday life.
I loved this book. It was fun to read. It's not a book that hits you over the head with religious precepts. Longenecker pulls you into his vision using examples from today: romance novels and heroic films. It's not filled with jargon. The points are clearly made in everyday language. He makes even the difficult concepts of philosophy come alive. I highly recommend this book if you want to experience a view of Christianity that is alive and part of the world we live in.
I reviewed this book for the Thomas Nelson BookLook Blogger Program.