• Loveology

  • God. Love. Marriage. Sex. And the Never-Ending Story of Male and Female.
  • By: John Mark Comer
  • Narrated by: John Mark Comer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (585 ratings)

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By: John Mark Comer
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Publisher's Summary

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. 

©2014 Zondervan (P)2014 Zondervan

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Can't Trust The Author. Stopped Listening.

What would have made Loveology better?

Having solid research as the basis for statistics

Has Loveology turned you off from other books in this genre?

This book has made me not want to read anything else the author wrote.

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Not only did the author mention a false statistic, but he spent time to expand and emphasize things ABOUT this false statistic.

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The divorce rate is NOT 50%. It is about 25%. The reason why people think it's 50% is because that statistic came from couples who were ALREADY GOING TO MARITAL COUNSELING...not the couples who were married in general. To start off the book with a sloppy, untrue statistic 5 minutes into the book and then stress it so much ("Flip a coin!") made me distrust whatever other statistic or information he might have mentioned later on. This may have been a nice book, but you should be able to trust the author knows what he's talking about.

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Orthodox Rob Bell

I would have loved this ten years ago, but it's not what I was expecting when I picked it out. Loveology is a book on dating, sex and romantic relationships written in the style of Rob Bell, from a conservative Christian perspective. It's well written for that style, though I spent the majority of my time wondering what John Mark's unique voice would sound like. Ultimately, the subject matter wasn't what I was looking for. I was expecting it to tackle broader human issues of sexuality, similar to Rob Bell's Sex God. This is solely focused on romantic relationships though, and does not talk about how love and sexuality permeates every relationship we have as Christians. It was good, and I think most Evangelicals will love it, it's just not what I was expecting.

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A brilliant book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

To any Christian, no matter what point of a relationship they are in, I would recommend listening or reading this book. It is straightforward and unapologetic when it comes to discussing God's version of what a marriage should look and feel like.

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Loved it.

Loved it. Definitely opened my eyes to love and all that comes with it. Thank you

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Beautiful

One of the best books on relationships that I’ve read. John answered some of the most difficult questions about marriage for me.

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Speechless.

This book is amazing. Full stop. JMC's consistency in writing, expositing the scriptures, and storytelling is unprecedented. This book only further solidified this idea for me. We live in a world where love is more misconstrued than ever, JMC takes a hard stance and plants the flag of Christ firmly in the topic. The clarity and bravery of JMC's ideas is harrowing, and enough to convict any Christian and soften any non-believer. Give it a read, you won't regret it!

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A book I wish I had 25 years ago

I feel that every young follower of Jesus should read or listen to this book—but before they mess up their lives, not after. I felt a lot of regret and heartache reading it, not because it’s bad teaching but because it’s good teaching and I have missed out on so much because of sin in contradiction to God’s design for love. My one critique of the book is that it doesn’t include much to help or bring hope to people who are standing in a place of pain and brokenness and don’t have a time machine. I have listened to all of Comer’s books and found them deeply clarifying and instructive, but maybe more applicable for strong, smart, young people who want to “do it right” the first time around and who don’t have a lot of personal brokenness working against them. At my age (not young) the greatest need I witness in myself and my peers is finding hope and newness of life amid deep brokenness and under the weight of burdens that cannot be shed, only shouldered with grace. For people like us, I think this book does help to articulate how to share wisdom with young people who have a clean slate.

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Married, Dating, or Single... WORTH THE READ!

I used to have this book in hard-copy, it was actually tossed into the congregation at Bridgetown Church in Portland and came straight to me. Alas, I didn't finish it. I downloaded it here recently so I was able to listen on my way to and from work. Outstanding! As a follower of Jesus, I've had my fair share of falls into sinful nature and sexual sin specifically. The encouragement I received from this book was inspiring and healing. It made me think deeply about my choices and my current choice to remain abstinent until marriage - OR to explore and consider the possibility of remaining single! The Lord has so much to offer us in the way of wisdom as it pertains to all of our relationships. Soak it up and take advantage of the Godly wisdom, research, and truth John Mark has provided in this book.

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Good listen although ideas challenged me

I’m definitely unclear about whether I agree with a lot that was said here but I really enjoyed the clarity he shared with, the conversational tone and open. engaging way it was presented. It has given me food for thought and challenged me to get clearer on what I do believe. Really appreciated the read.

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Hooked!

This was such a great listen. It addressed every question and more than I had on love and relationships, and then some.
The author addresses some potential backlash and the worldly issues we’re facing. I would recommend this for anyone searching for or in a long term relationship.

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  • Sam Tyler
  • 02-15-22

Just so good

John Mark gets the balance just right with this. It’s just a deeply honest book about the things of “luurrvvee” that we don’t talk enough about in the Church. He’s also opened my eyes to the beauty of the book of Songs of Solomon and the fact that God actually wants us to enjoy ourselves and our sex-life in deeply committed relationships.

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  • Arend
  • 11-23-21

Thanks, this was helpful

There’s so many different views on love and marriage within the church.. of which 90% don’t seem to reflect the raw realness of Jesus.
This comes close I think.. it is way more radical then the right and way more loving then the left.

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  • elice osei
  • 01-23-21

loved it:)

Brilliant, really insightful and full of biblical truth! Would recommend! Great Q and A at the end too

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-29-20

Provocative!

This book is so thought-provoking, expository and enlightening! I honestly love Pastor John Mark's sense of humour.
I would totally recommend to my friends (and otherwise) any day.

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  • Emil Brynte
  • 08-05-18

A must read (listen!)

Great narration of an amazingly important book on a crucial topic! Packed with biblical wisdom and human honesty and foremost Christ-centered!

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  • Able W.
  • 08-10-21

great biblical insights

into everything about love, sex and relationships!! listen and share around for perhaps the most universally relevant topic for all Christians or non Christians!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-11-20

Insightful for healthy perspective of dating.

was clear and informative highly recommended for singles wanting to date according to Gods way.