Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £17.99

Buy Now for £17.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

From childhood on, something or Someone has called us on a journey of the heart. It is a journey full of intimacy, adventure, beauty, and more than a little danger. The Sacred Romance calls to us in our fondest memories, our greatest loves, our noblest achievements, even our deepest hurts. The reward is worth the risk. God Himself longs for us, if we are but willing.

First published in 1997, The Sacred Romance is quietly on its way to becoming a classic. Why have so many people connected so powerfully to the book? Authors Brent Curtis and John Eldredge put words to long-forgotten feelings. They voice our unspoken fears about God's goodness and our own emptiness. Without being preachy or cliche, the authors offer a glimpse of God's heart that is tender, risky, and compelling. The Sacred Romance is the story of our lives; it is God's story. It is His invitation to experience the beauty, intimacy, and adventure we secretly desire.

©2004 Brent Curtis and John Eldredge (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC

More from the same

What listeners say about The Sacred Romance

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wild & wonderful - how & why God loves us

I had previously read all of John Eldredge's other books, so I was familiar with many of the ideas contained in this one. But I have been struck anew by this book's message of God's love and specifically its intensity and its purpose. The authors write with immense wisdom, with a gentleness that still conveys God's sovereignty & power. I love the way they incorporate passages of Scripture to add weight to the points they are making. Hopefully everyone who gives this book a go will be wooed into seeking out more of this majestic, mysterious but still knowable God. The narrator is first-class!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for La Madre de Isa
  • La Madre de Isa
  • 12-11-17

Very Good Book

This book is a must read, or listen to, for every person who wants to get closer to God. It explains why we should, why we have the desire to, and God's opened arms response to us.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Alexa
  • Alexa
  • 04-11-17

The MOST INCREDIBLE book I have ever read.

I ended Up starting over from the beginning several times, not because I couldn’t understand it but rather because I wanted to get more and more out of it with each read. This is become the best book I have ever read in my lifetime. I encourage anyone who sees it to read it as well!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amber
  • Amber
  • 30-01-13

Life-Changing Book!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It has begun to completely change the way I view my relationship with Christ and has broadened my understanding of how much God loves me!

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/A

Have you listened to any of Kelly Ryan Dolan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not-- he's good though!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Love it!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Broderick
  • Broderick
  • 20-06-14

Personal Growth Guaranteed

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book has a unbelievable message about the soul. We have all experienced "arrows" as they call it in the book, or "hurts" in our lives whether we know it or not. This book helps you sort through your past and grow with a great understanding of who you were meant to be. I passionately loved this book. This will be a book you should read or listen to multiple times, or go through the audio and then dig into the book. Beautifully written!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kim Ligon
  • Kim Ligon
  • 01-05-22

beautiful

helps by putting your desires in the proper place...with God and our Lord and savior.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michael Johnson
  • Michael Johnson
  • 29-05-21

very well written

Amazingly written, I would recommend this to anyone. Definitely something I am going to gift to others.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rae A. Richard
  • Rae A. Richard
  • 22-03-21

Wow! Opened my eyes to me WITH God

Our story.
Striving to be something we aren't.
Understanding why we struggle so.
Thank God there IS One who loves us unconditionally and created us for that love.
But we run in every other direction.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for chanae williams
  • chanae williams
  • 17-01-21

Wonderful!!!

I loved this book. It's like a kiss from God. Until I really sat down and listened to this book, I didn't understand the emptiness and dryness I was feeling inside. I am excited to continue my journey with God surrendering myself while He uncovers my buried heart.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 24-12-20

I loved the content

I loved the content but for some reason I didn't connect with the narrator. I am definitely going to buy the book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for DAVID M AXTELL
  • DAVID M AXTELL
  • 03-11-19

Avoiding pitfalls on the journey with Christ

In a transparent story style the authors invite us on a journey through life. A journey guided by our hearts, given to us by our creator and the lover of our souls. Their story answers the age old question, if God is so wonderful why am I not moved to pursue Him. I found their story to ring true in my heat as I began to contemplate my own journey.