Book Review: The Romance of Religion

Ever wondered if there’s a deeper meaning to the stories we tell about fairy tales and heroic adventures? In today’s all-too-cynical world, the concept of the romantic, good, and beautiful is often dismissed out of hand as being “unrealistic” or “childish”. In “The Romance of Religion, Fighting for Goodness, Truth, and Beauty, Fr. Dwight Longenecker tackles these issues to show that there is, in fact, great value to the classic fairytale story because they move and inspire us to become better people, training our virtues and drawing us closer to God and each other. From discussing the concepts of illusion and reality to the difference between ideals and ideologies, Fr. Longenecker’s language makes these seemingly high-blown subjects easy to approach in a casual and understandable manner. If you need some new motivation or hope in your life and are tired of living by the rules and restrictions of the cynics, pick up a copy of “The Romance of Religion”, and uncover a better world that’s been right in front of you all along.


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Daniel Charland is a staff writer for The Lorian.

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