You could be forgiven for wondering how and why Song of Songs ended up in the Bible. It’s a strange book. It doesn’t cover the usual topics you ﬁnd in Scripture. It’s not about the history of Israel, or God’s law, or the life of Jesus, or the sin and salvation of humanity… It’s a love story. It’s a poem about romance and sex. And it gets pretty racy—some have even suggested it should come as a sealed section in our Bibles!
In these four studies, Des Smith helps us to see what God is saying in this passionate poem, what it has to do with Jesus, and what it has to do with us.
Ideal for small groups and individuals.
• Looks at Song of Songs on its own terms, but also helps people to see its place within the wider story and teaching of the Bible.
• Shows people that the Song of Songs gives us a glimmer of the passion and self-sacriﬁce of which all human marriage is a foretaste: the passion and self-sacriﬁce of Christ for the world.
• Provides a good balance of input that points people in the right direction, as well as questions that leave them to do plenty of the exploration and discovery themselves.
• Includes ideas for prayer and praise at the end of each study.