From Publishers Weekly
Chapman—author of the bestseller The Five Love Languages—posits that our culture often seems to have a love-tracked mind. This time he takes his expertise in the area to a more personal level by offering readers 40 stories written by everyday folks who have practiced what Chapman preaches: love is a verb. Readers will discover a husband and wife who make I’m sorry part of their lives; a father who sacrifices coaching basketball to help care for his infant daughter; a university staff member who learns to see an outcast girl through God’s eyes; and a mother-in-law who learns to love her son’s wife. Chapman follows each story with several paragraphs highlighting a key point that can help in developing healthy relationships, drawn directly from the preceding story. Those who have read and applied Chapman’s love languages to their lives will find inspiration; newcomers to Chapman’s work will find that love takes on many forms and is worth the effort. (May)
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From the Back Cover
Be Inspired by Lives Changed by LoveGary Chapman, bestselling author of The Five Love Languages, shares forty uplifting true stories from everyday people like*Doris, who chose to love her husband when what she really wanted to do was run away*Loretta, whose family was mended by love in action*Faith, who learned how to love a mother who had become a stranger*Laquita, who finally fell in love with her husband after forty years*Jacquelyn, who found the courage to love someone who seemed truly unlovableBecause love isn’t just a feeling.Love is a choice, and love is something we all need to do.Love is a verb. Since 1979, Gary Chapman has written more than twenty books. His book The Five Love Languages has sold five million copies in English alone and has been translated into thirty-six languages including Arabic and Hindi. In addition to his busy writing and seminar schedule, Gary Chapman is a senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he has served for thirty-six years. Gary and his wife, Karolyn, have been married for forty-five years and have two adult children and two grandchildren.