Loveology – God. Love. Marriage. Sex. And the Never-Ending Story of Male and Female By John Mark Comer
Let me start off by saying, any book that has a grey cover with bright pink writing, and the words, love, sex, marriage, and God, is going to catch my attention. Not to mention pink font inside, bright pink bubbles and just an all around really girly pretty book. The cover alone makes me want to ‘swoon’ a bit it’s so nice.
Loveology is the theology of love by the pastor of Portland’s A Jesus Church -Bridgetown. It’s relatively basic biblical theology on the relationships we have with our partner/lover/spouse written in a very comfortable easy, and almost watered down manner. With background on the original Greek translations, in John Mark Comer’s style (if you ever listen to any of his sermons, you will understand what I mean). Five chapters on Love, Marriage, Sex, Romance, and Male and Female, including a Q and A section, the book is a fast read geared towards young marrieds, singles and dating couples.
Okay, now the gushing will ensue. I LOVED/LOVE this book. When I got it after waiting almost three weeks, I just could not put it down because it was so pretty. I mean, this guy, really knew how to appeal to women. This book is just marvelous to hold and run your hand over. It is a really nice size to slip in a bag and you just want to keep reading it. John Mark Comer is brilliant in getting a more conservative Christian theology across. Without sounding preachy, he really gets you laughing at some of the funnier aspects of love. That being said, you are a Christian and you don’t already know this, then this book won’t help. It’s a fun thing to read if you already know the theology, but you should already know it if you are reading this. But that’s my own take.
I enjoyed the book immensely, but that being said, I don’t always agree with the ‘watered-down’ take on the bible. I find John Mark Comer has a great sense of humor and makes you want to read more, but it’s almost incredibly basic. Maybe it’s because I was raised in a Conservative Baptist church, but this is much more moderate in style. But on a scale of one to five, I’d give this a five star rating.
This book was provided to me through Harper Collins for my honest review.