The Bible's Best Love Stories by Allan F. Wright
Wright delves into the Bible, the greatest collection of love stories ever told, and selects 20 stories for us to experience in a new way. He identifies from Old and New Testaments the people who wanted to love and to be loved, people with passion, people who formed strong bonds of friendship, people who were loyal, people who had sexual desires, people who failed and received forgiveness, and people who strived to find God in the providence of their daily lives.
He examines twenty stories of all kinds of love – spousal, friend, familial, etc. – in the Bible and challenges us to make the "love connection" in our own lives and in our relationship with God. Prayers, quotes, and questions for reflection at the end of each chapter allow individuals and groups to deepen their grasp of their faith.
Allan F. Wright is husband to his wonderful wife, Desiree and father to their three beautiful little daughters Sophia, Cataleen and Abigail. A life long resident of New Jersey, Allan received his B.A. in Religious Studies from Seton Hall University and his M.A. in Theology in Scripture from Immaculate Conception Seminary receiving the Pope John Paul II Award for Academic excellence. He is a consecrated member of the Missionary Cenacle Apostolate, MCA. He is currently the Academic Dean of Evangelization for the Diocese of Paterson, NJ located in Madison, NJ at St. Paul Inside the Walls-The Catholic Center for Evangelization at Bayley-Ellerd.
"Like his previous works Silent Witnesses in the Gospels and Jesus in the House, Allan brings fresh eyes to stories that are familiar to us. In it, he reveals that the scriptures contain countless numbers of genuine and heartfelt love stories that man has ever known. Stories not just of couples who entered into life-changing, life-giving relationships but of men and women who laid down their lives for each other – and how those human relationships are a mere reflection of the extraordinary, radical, jealous, love that God has with us, his precious creatures." – Fr. Jim Chern – Campus Minister and Catholic Chaplain at Montclair State University and Director of the Newman Catholic Center
"Allan captures the biblical essence of love as found in the ordinary lives of Old and New Testament characters and allows us to reflect on the quality of what we call 'love' in our own lives." – Fr. Harold Drexler