I have a totally different kind of book to share with you today called Loveology written by John Mark Comer.
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 a book 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.
I am the first to admit it, but we all need help at some point in our lives with the person we love the most, our spouses or boyfriends or girlfriends. This book was written by John Comer, who is a pastor and who loves to give inspiration in helping others achieve harmony in their relationship, whatever kind you have.
I thought right here around Valentine's Day and week coming up, that this book was perfectly suited to be here, in case you did need some advice, you can now get it from John Comer who can give sage advice about God, Love, Marriage, Sex along with the never ending story of male & female.
If you are single, dating, engaged or married, you can’t afford to miss this eye-opening book. John Comer takes the reader through the messy parts of romance and sex offering biblical perspective on each subject which will challenge your thinking.
I am not going to spout off the Bible verses that he uses because I am not a pastor and I would hate to botch them up or misquote something. There are a lot of Bible verses throughout the book that he used to explain things in great detail. But, if you are like me, I love the Questions and Answers section at the end of the book where people have asked him specific things and he gives them a straight up answer. So, if you lost something in the book, here is where you can pick it up or in the Epilogue (wrap up). Can't get any plainer than that!
Happy Reading & Happy Valentine's Day!
Praise for Loveology:
With refreshing honesty, wit, and compassion, John Mark Comer delivers a compelling dare to claim (or reclaim) purpose and freedom on the lifelong journey of love, marriage, and sex. Authored in the tension of biblical depth and personal vulnerability, Loveology offers clarity and hope to a generation in desperate need of it. I recommend this book to anyone seeking truth and direction as they navigate the murky waters of postmodern relationships and sexuality.
Todd Proctor, lead pastor of Rock Harbor Church, Costa Mesa, California
John Mark Comer offers a fresh, biblical perspective on love, relationships, and sexuality in a world that has almost forgotten what these words really mean. A great read on God's original intent and how it should look in our lives today.
Phil Wickham, singer/songwriter and worship leader
John Mark Comer is a friend of mine who doesn't just talk about love; he's been living it. This is the kind of book you'll want to pick up to read, but then you'll want to put it down and go do things. Big things. Things that point you and others toward a big God who has in mind big love for the world.
Bob Goff, author of Love Does and honorary consul for the Republic of Uganda
About the Author:
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. It's a city of coffee, food, culture, indie bands, and depressed people--he fits right in.
Prior to planting Bridgetown in 2003, John Mark was the college pastor at a megachurch in Southern Oregon and played in a band. He is the author of Loveology: God, Love, Marriage, Sex and the never-ending story of male and female, and My Name Is Hope: Anxiety, Depression, and Life after Melancholy. He is currently wrapping up a master's degree in biblical and theological studies at Western Seminary.
John Mark lives in Portland with his wife, Tammy, and their three children, Jude, Moses, and Sunday.
For more of John Mark's teachings on the Scriptures, Jesus, and life, go to ajesuschurch.org and sign up for the podcast or visit www.johnmarkcomer.com.