You are loved. This is the answer to the deepest longing of every heart, with the potential to change life in every possible way. It is the most important thing about you.
Drawing on the Apostle Paul’s epistle to the Romans, Jonny Gumbel explores the theme of divine love and how truly powerful it is. 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 …
What people are saying
“Loved is an incomparably clear and fantastically fluent meditation on the central theme of book of Romans – of the profound power of the love of God. Jonny Gumbel does his awesome subject justice ...”James MumfordAuthor of Vexed: Ethics Beyond Political Tribes
“What a wonderful book! Glorious and timeless truths told in a fresh and engaging way, brilliant insights into the letter to the Romans and laced with wonderful stories and illustrations that cause the magnificent reality of God's love to come alive. This book will both renew your mind and cause your heart to sing.”Mike Pilavachi, MBEPastor, Soul Survivor Watford
“Paul’s letter to the Romans is the Mount Everest of the New Testament. How are we to ascend its shoulders, traverse its glaciers and summit its peak? A gifted preacher, Jonny Gumbel in his fresh new expository commentary offers the route of Divine Love. As one who has studied Romans for decades, and who teaches it to an Intern class every week, this has given me a whole fresh and wonderful route and vista for this book. I really recommend this book for personal reading, group study and preachers seeking inspiration.”Simon PonsonbyMinster of St Aldates, Oxford, Author of Amazed by Jesus and God Inside Out
“It’s great that someone at a St Peter’s church should write a book inspired by St Paul! Like Peter and Paul, Archie Coates and Jonny Gumbel have also been partners in the Gospel, and this book emerges from their amazingly fruitful ministry in Brighton.The Rt Revd Martin WarnerBishop of Chichester
God has given Jonny many gifts: the unfolding of profound truth in simple terms is one of them.This book started life as Sunday sermons that speak to every aspect of our life and times.
It will make you laugh and cry as it makes connections with faith in Jesus Christ that take you by surprise. How does Mr Incredible get a mention, alongside George Eliot and Martin Luther King?
The first apostles faced incredible challenges: today’s apostles still do. Loved is an affirmation of our condition of service; it is a gift for this generation.”
“Jonny captures something wonderful in these pages revealing the glory of God’s love he writes in a way that is accessible which elicited in me a desire to both read on and also to celebrate all that God has done. I heartily recommend this book.”Revd Russell WinfieldDean, St Mellitus College
“Jonny’s hallmark humour is revealed through the mundane minutiae of ordinary life, presenting a clear case that our need to be loved and to love has already been met, and is waiting for us to receive. Its accessible simplicity doesn’t diminish the deep analysis of this life-changing love, and what helps or hinders our experience of it.”Samara LevyAuthor of Rebuilding the Ruins and CEO of Samara’s Aid Appeal
“Jonny is a brilliant storyteller and has an incredible gift of interpreting the bible in a way that normal people, like me, can understand. He writes, just as he preaches –full of humility, humour and original perspectives.”Camilla FootitCo-founder, Higgidy