Knowing the love of God changes absolutely everything
You are loved. It is the single most important thing about you. It is the answer to the deepest longing of every heart, with the potential to change life in every possible way. But what does it really mean to be loved . . . loved by God? And can we truly know it, begin to comprehend it? What difference does it make to our lives?
With warmth, wit, and a great depth of wisdom, Jonny Gumbel explores the nature and meaning of this divine love. Drawing on the apostle Paul's epistle to the Romans, he guides us through the letter, highlighting the theme of love and showing how truly powerful it is, bringing joy, authenticity, unity, and purpose, forming the very basis of our identities. Peppered with stories that are marked by the author's self-deprecating humor, Loved encompasses everything from politics to family life, and each illustration is packed with insight.
Coming at a time when many of us feel battered and bruised by the uncertainties of life, this compelling book brims with affirmation and hope as it invites us to delve into (or perhaps rediscover) the greatest love story ever told.
Jonny Gumbel studied theology at Oriel College, Oxford, and King's College, London. He was associate vicar of St. Peter's, Brighton, and a teacher of theology at St. Mellitus College, from 2009 to 2022. He is now rector of Christ Church, Rio de Janeiro.
Jonny is married to Tara, and they have four children.