How the Bible reveals our desire for God and his desire for us. Christianity is sometimes presented as a very glum affair, and the saints as killjoy ascetics who renounce all pleasure for the sake of virtue. Nothing could be further from the truth. Union with God gives happiness and delight, and God wills only our joy. This book examines the joys and pleasures of the Christian life through the Song of Songs and the Psalms. These two ancient books, contain some of the most poetic and gorgeous imagery of the whole bible, and are simply explained in this text.