In the beginning, God created Adam. Then he made Eve. And ever since we've been picking up the pieces. Loveology is just that—a theology of love. With an autobiographical thread that turns a book into a story, pastor and speaker John Mark Comer shares about what is right in male/female relationships—what God intended in the Garden. And about what is wrong—the fallout in a post-Eden world. Loveology starts with marriage and works backward. Comer deals with sexuality, romance, singleness, and what it means to be male and female; ending with a raw, uncut, anything goes Q and A dealing with the most asked questions about sexuality and relationships. This is an audiobook for singles, engaged couples, and the newly married—both inside and outside the church—who want to learn what the Scriptures have to say about sexuality and relationships. For those who are tired of Hollywood's propaganda, and the church's silence. And for people who want to ask the why questions and get intelligent, nuanced, grace-and-truth answers, rooted in the Scriptures.
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In a time when people are drowning in a sea of definitions, my friend John Mark Comer has brilliantly defined love, marriage, and sexuality in ways that find rescue in the ways of the kingdom and teachings of Jesus. This is a much-needed tool in a culture where so many lack clarity.
Chuck Bomar, pastor of Colossae Church and author of Better Off without Jesus
My concept of sexuality has been greatly renewed through John Mark's thorough explanation of God's heart for it. I cannot begin to express the impeccable timing of Loveology for my generation.
Finally. Someone who will talk about love, marriage, and sexuality in a way that doesn't sound like a textbook or an awkward conversation with your parents or a "just say no" campaign. Loveology wakes up a conversation I didn't know I needed to have, and it will leave a lasting impression for years to come.
Allison Vesterfelt, author of Packing Light
It is so refreshing to have a real and honest study about love, sexuality, and relationships for what they are. Gifts from the Lord.
Loveology is a compassionate and courageous manifesto for the most sexually confused generation in human history. With grace and truth, John Mark shows how the revolutionary good news of Jesus intersects with our sexuality and relationships. Highly recommended.
Mike Erre, senior pastor of First Evangelical Free Church, Fullerton, California, and author of The Jesus of Suburbia
John Mark's lifelong propensity to question everything has led him to flip upside down the current Christian cultural thinking about dating and marriage. My brother has shaped the way I approach love.
John Mark's little brother, Matthew, 21
In a culture where marriage is optional and sex is cheap, people need to know how to navigate the deep issues of love, marriage, and sex, all while following Jesus. Loveology is a great resource to do just that.
Rick McKinley, lead pastor of Imago Dei Community, Portland, Oregon, and author of This Beautiful Mess
My husband and I heard "loveology" at the beginning of our relationship, and it changed our entire view on love and dating. It exposed and shattered all the "Hollywood movie" lies that were embedded in our minds and replaced them with God's original design. Following the Loveology principles gave our relationship a sense of direction, saved us from making a lot of painful mistakes many couples make, and answered a ton of questions.
Naomi and Isaiah, 22 and 24, married for seven months
Love is at the forefront of the experience of what it means to be human. We can choose to try to figure it out on our own, or we can choose to see how the designer of love intended us to experience all this. Loveology guides us straight into the heart of God, who created this wondrous, powerful experience of love, romance, sex, marriage, masculinity, and femininity.
Dan Kimball, teaching pastor at Vintage Faith Church, Santa Cruz, California
John Mark's Loveology material provided my wife and me a generationally relevant framework from which to discuss (during our long-distance relationship) the complex topics of romance, dating, sex, and family. His teachings unashamedly address the awkward and messy world of romance in a biblical and countercultural way. Read this book if you are single, dating, engaged, or married. And then read it again.
Loveology brings clarity to the "why" behind our questions about love, sex and marriage. (You know, those topics we rarely talk about ...) Instead of giving a formula, John Mark Comer relays what he has learned from extensive study and transforms it into clear and humble teachings that will bring us to our own illumination moments and to a deeper understanding of God's love for us.
Joy Eggerichs, director of Love and Respect NOW
Loveology challenges our thinking about the purpose and plan for sex in marriage and provides insight into what Scripture actually says about it. John Mark married us, and we have front-row seats as a part of his community to see him work this out in his own marriage. Read this book and start putting into practice the things you learn here.
Matt and Anna, John Mark's newly married neighbors
John Mark Comer is the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown: A Jesus Church, which is part of a family of churches in Portland, Oregon. He is married to Tammy, and they have three children, Jude, Moses, and Sunday.
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