Passionate Embrace: Faith, Flesh, Tango Passionate Embrace: Faith, Flesh, Tango is a story of desire, intimacy, and transformation, set in the sumptuous world of Argentine Tango. Sandra Vander Schaaf shares the provocative tale of an unexpected love affair with the world's most sensual dance, and an equally unexpected experience of spiritual renewal on the dance floor. This is a vivid, eloquent, honest glimpse of Christian faith and doubt and the exquisite relationship between body and soul.
"Captivating, credible, totally without clichés."
- Eugene Peterson, author of The Message and Telling It Slant
"Vander Schaaf daringly compares learning to dance tango with learning to pray; each is a movement of faith. That this venture into physical intimacy was the means of grace that led her to greater spiritual intimacy with God is the refreshing surprise of this striking and moving account of renewal."
- Luci Shaw, author of Breath for the Bones and Adventure of Ascent
"I could not stop turning the pages. Sandra has taken a number of themes and addressed them with humour, integrity, a light touch, and the sure-footedness of a tango dancer. This is a story of the flesh made sacred, and the sacred made flesh. And, it's set to music, tango music."
- Nicola Aimé, poet.