Love as a Way of Life
Seven Keys to Transforming Every Aspect of Your Life
By Gary Chapman
(WaterBrook Press, Hardcover, 9781400072583, 272pp.)
Publication Date: July 15, 2008
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Each day involves countless interactions with others–not only among family and friends but also with neighbors, coworkers, even telephone solicitors. An attitude of love may ot be your top priority in some of these encounters. But what if the ancient maxim “love your neighbor as yourself” applied to everyone, including those you meet in the most ordinary circumstances?
By giving love, instead of grabbing for it, you’ll become the person others want to love in return, no matter what their role in your life.
Relationship expert Dr. Gary Chapman applies the seven characteristics of authentic love to family life, friendship, the workplace, and beyond. Eye-opening personal assessments uncover relational strengths and weaknesses, while real-life stories and ideas for building habits of love will inspire you to grow into the complete person you were meant/created to be.
Capture a vision that will transform your relationships and make your corner of the world a better place–by choosing Love As a Way of Life.
Includes questions for personal reflection or group discussion.
Dr. Gary Chapman is the author of twenty-five books, including the New York Times bestseller The Five Love Languages, with more than 4 million copies in print. A popular speaker and an internationally respected marriage and family life expert, he hosts the daily radio program A Love Language Minute. Dr. Chapman is director of Marriage & Family Life Consultants, Inc. He and his wife, Karolyn, have two adult children and two grandchildren and live in North Carolina.
- In the introduction to Love as a Way of Life, Dr. Chapman describes the two responses he received when trying to trade seats on an airplane. How easy is it for you to be a "friend in disguise"? How did this book change your beliefs about love and human nature?
Advance Praise for LOVE AS A WAY OF LIFE
“Chapman follows up his five-million-copy bestseller The Five Love Languages with this wise, heartfelt guide to cultivating seven traits that lead to loving relationships. Whereas his work on love languages explored the primary ways people give and receive love, this book explores the nitty-gritty of an entire "attitude of love," with chapters on kindness, patience, forgiveness, courtesy, humility, generosity, and honesty. Each chapter includes quizzes, questions for reflection, and ideas for applying that chapter's teachings. All self-help books run the risk of cliché, but Chapman manages to make tried-and-true material feel fresh through carefully chosen examples from his pastoral counseling practice and his own life…. This book is head and shoulders above the bulk of self-help literature precisely because it is not about ‘self’ so much as helping others.”
--Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)