Love Matters More: How Fighting to Be Right Keeps Us from Loving Like Jesus

Love Matters More: How Fighting to Be Right Keeps Us from Loving Like Jesus

For years, Christians have argued, debated, and fought one another while "speaking the truth in love," yet we are no closer to the grace-filled life Jesus modeled. Biblical scholar and popular podcast host of The Bible for Normal People, Jared Byas casts a new vision for the Christian life that's built not on certainty, but on the risk of love.  

A biblically-based Christian life is not grounded in having all the answers but in a living relationship. This ultimately shifts our focus from collecting the "right" answers to loving others deeply and authentically. With stories and insights drawn from his years as a pastor, professor, and podcast host, Jared Byas calls us back to the heart of the Bible: that truth is only true when it's lived out in love. 

In a refreshing voice that's both witty and profoundly revelatory, Jared unpacks the concept of truth, its meaning, and why we so often fight over it. He makes a compelling case for how what we believe is less important than how we believe it and that, more than anything else, telling the truth in love is about following Jesus.

For anyone who has ever felt forced to choose between truth and love, acceptance and rightness, this book offers a path forward beyond truth wars and legalistic religion to a love that matters more.

Title:Love Matters More: How Fighting to Be Right Keeps Us from Loving Like Jesus
ISBN:9780310358602
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    Love Matters More: How Fighting to Be Right Keeps Us from Loving Like Jesus Reviews

  • Raymond

    In Love Matter More, Jared Byas argues that Christians need to do a better job when connecting with people we disagree with. He writes specifically about how Christians tend to “speak the truth in l...

  • Jeff

    When given the opportunity to acquire an pre-release electronic copy of Love Matters More in return for a review after reading it, I jumped at the opportunity. I am grateful to the publisher Zonderva...

  • Emily P

    "Love Matters More" is a book that will remind the reader to examine our hearts for the true motivation behind "speaking the truth in love." Author Byas is a pastor, professor and podcaster who encour...

  • Daniel Devries

    I read an advanced reader copy of this book, provided to me by the book launch team. I finished reading it three weeks ago, so this is not a “fresh” review so much as 1) what still stands out to m...

  • Matthew Loveland

    I first heard Jared in his podcast with Peter Enns, The Bible For Normal People and always enjoyed his take about the topic, whether it be good questions for their guest or even perspectives he’d br...

  • Becki

    I know Jared Byas as the co-host (with Pete Enns) of the oft recommended podcast "The Bible for Normal People". As someone who grew up in that whole "speak the truth in love" tradition that put *way* ...

  • Chris

    An important read, especially in today’s climate. There’s a lot here to ponder and revisit. I read this during a time where I’ve come to a crossroads with a friend, after one tough conversation,...

  • Paul Jaehnen

    Enjoyed Jared's thought on how "speaking the truth in love" is often times not done in a loving way. I think this book shows how things aren't as black and white as they are made out to be all the tim...

  • Calsie

    I absolutely love this book. I found myself agreeing out loud with Jared Byas as he wrote about what it means to genuinely love....

  • Josh Stadnik

    Uplifting and beautiful. Loved the refreshing words from Jared Byas. A good look at the Christian faith in practice, why our love for others needs to shine above all else. ...