Love Me Anyway

There may be no more powerful desire in the human heart than to be loved. And not just loved, but loved anyway. In spite of what we’ve done or left undone, in spite of the ways we’ve failed or floundered. We long for an unconditional, lavish love that we know deep down we don’t deserve.

Bestselling author Jared C. Wilson has incredible news for you: that kind of love actually exists, and it is an experience that is ours for the having. In his signature reflective, conversational, and often humorous style, Wilson unpacks 1 Corinthians 13 to show us what real love looks like. Through engaging stories and touching anecdotes, he paints a picture of an extravagant God who not only puts the desire for love into our very souls but fulfills those desires in striking, life-changing ways.

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Jared C. Wilson is assistant professor of pastoral ministry at Spurgeon College, author in residence at Midwestern Seminary, and director of the pastoral training center at Liberty Baptist Church, all in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the author of numerous books, including The Imperfect Disciple, The Prodigal Church (which won World Magazine’s Accessible Theology Book of the Year), and The Gospel According to Satan. He is the host of the For The Church podcast and cohost of Christianity Today’s The Art of Pastoring podcast. Jared also blogs regularly at The Gospel Coalition and the For The Church websites, and he speaks at numerous churches and conferences around the world.

A delightful, honest exploration of all the ways we human beings love, brushing away much of the clutter and confusion to explain what it really means to love—and be loved—well.

Karen Swallow Prior
Professor and author of On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books

Love is a lifelong battle for those who dare to enter the arena. Jared has done a wonderful job spelling this out for us in this wonderful volume.

Scott Sauls
senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church and author of several books, including Jesus Outside the Lines and A Gentle Answer

Wilson is at his best here. Funny and insightful and kind about the enormously important (and confusing) subject of love.

Brant Hansen
radio host and author of The Truth about Us

No one can write a book so honest, so poignant, who has not traveled through the ruins of lost loves and misused loves and come out on the other side radically altered by an encounter with the shockingly gratuitous love of a God who lives to forgive. Jared has. His book is a gift to us all.

Chad Bird
scholar in residence at 1517

By taking aim at 1 Corinthians 13, Jared shows us the roots of God’s love for us through the Scriptures in this very insightful book.

Daniel Ritchie
evangelist, speaker, and author of My Affliction for His Glory

This isn’t just a book on how to love but how to be loved by the One who, knowing everything, loved us all the way through.

John Starke
pastor of preaching, Apostles Church in New York City, and author of The Possibility of Prayer

This book is classic Jared Wilson—thoughtful, creative, biblical, and personal. Love Me Anyway will expand the horizons of your heart for what love is all about.

Mark Vroegop
lead pastor of College Park Church and author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament and Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation

In Love Me Anyway, Jared explains how this grace impacts every single area of our lives, especially our relationships with others and the church.

Dean Inserra
pastor of City Church in Tallahassee