Book Review; Loveology by John Mark Comer

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John Mark Comer. Loveology. Zondervan Press, 2013. 273. Kindle Hardback

Love, dating, marriage, sex and what it means to be male and female are all topics on the world stage. Our world, even some Christians, are full of confusion and chaos when it comes to love and what it all entails. With that being said along comes a book, Loveology that we all can benefit from. Loveology is a book on the “theology of love.” John Mark Comer writes “God created marriage. This whole thing was his idea. Love, marriage, sexuality, romance- it all began in the mind of God. It was his imagination, his creative genius, that thought it all up.” Comer takes us all the way back to the beginning where love was created and points out that 1) love is beautiful and 2) when Adam and Eve ate the fruit sin entered the world and wreaked havoc and distorted love and all it entails. With this as his foundation, John Mark Comer opens up his Bible to expound on what God says about Lovology and gives us a book that is much needed in our families, churches and world today.

                Loveology is divided into five parts, in Part 1 Love, Comer defines love and gives us a vivid picture of what love is and what love does. In Part 2 Marriage, we learn why God created marriage, what is the purpose of marriage and how God can use your marriage. In Part 3 Sex, Comer expounds on God’s declaration of very good when he created Adam and Eve and sex. But also points out that after the fall humanity “turns gifts into gods.” He also challenges the cultures definition of sex and how we (the church) have let the culture define what sex is when the Biblical definition of sex is so much deeper. The bottom line about sex is are you going to trust God and what he says or not? Part 4 Romance, this section gives principles and guidelines to follow when you date/court, whatever other word you want to use. There is also a brief history about dating that was interesting. There is an excellent chapter on what to do while you are waiting to get married. Part 5 Male and Female, superb chapters on embracing the differences in men and women and how marriage is really about Jesus. Outstanding chapters on the gift of singleness and what about being gay. The book closes with a great q and a section.

                As you can probably tell, I really enjoyed this book. Loveology will give a theology of love. I recommend it, especially for parents, someone is going to teach your kids about love, sex, and relationships it might as well be you. This is an invaluable resource for you to have.

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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