The Song of Songs belongs to the whole church. It is part of our revelation from God; it is a necessary component of a healthy worldview. It can release the energy of joy and praise in a new and vital direction; correct and transform our thinking about romance and sexuality; help protect us from lethargic or unworthy thoughts about God’s creation; exalt and enliven couples’ feelings about their relationship; embolden our corporate attitude; confront errors and falsehoods at loose in the world; it can ennoble our understanding of God. With all its celebration of physical beauty and romance and sexual attraction, the Song relates physically and spiritually to every life, and it is a necessary ingredient for a healthy, practical, thriving Christian perspective. In it we are meant to see what is right before us, but at the same time to see beyond it, and in seeing, to know greater things than we have known. Here we are being invited to explore across deep waters. Can you feel the strength of that call? Does it stir your blood?
—from Pieces of Eden