God. Love. Marriage. Sex. And the Never-Ending Story of Male and Female.
Finally--a theology of love that will help you navigate the confusing waters of modern relationship.
In the beginning, God created Adam. Then he made Eve. And ever since we've been picking up the pieces.
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.
Portland, Ore., pastor Comer (My Name Is Hope) takes a historical and biblical view of male-female relationships, drawing from stories such as Adam and Eve and Isaac and Rebekah. He refers to Hebrew words for three types of love: friendship, erotic, and unconditional. He also addresses gender wars: "Marriage is a place where Jesus' healing power is at work to set people free from thousands of years of fighting between the sexes and from all the wounding we carry from the war." His writing is informal and infectious, growing on the reader as the topics get more intimate. Before it became a book, Comer's content was presented in a seminar with 2,000 young adults in a warehouse in Portland. So it includes a no-holds barred q&a transcribed from that seminar about masturbation, sex, marriage, and same-sex attractions. Gay or straight, he writes, "to God, your sexuality does not define you. Rather, God defines you. The Scriptures open by saying you are made in God's image. Because of that you have intrinsic value, worth, and dignity."
Really easy to read and very good content