Thursday, February 18, 2010

Love Is A Verb: Book Review & Giveaway

About The Book:


Be Inspired by Lives Changed by Love
Gary 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 strange
  • Laquita, who finally fell in love with her husband after forty years
  • Jackie, who found the courage to love someone who seemed truly unlovable
Because love isn't just a feeling.
Love is a choice, and love is something we all need to do.
Love is a verb.


"To last for the long haul and through the stresses and complexities of life, love has to be more than something we feel. It has to be something we do. We have to demonstrate it concretely in our marriages and families, among our friends and acquaintances, and, yes, even among our enemies.

And that's what this book is about. In the following pages, you'll see examples of people just like you--like all of us--who learned to take the obstacles, the lemons they face in life, and turn them into satisfying, emotional thirst-quenching nectar. These are the success stories that make you want to go out and try harder." --Gary Chapman



You can read an excerpt from Love Is A Verb here.

About The Author:

Since 1979, Gary Chapman has written more than 20 books. His book The Five Love Languages has sold four million copies in English alone and has been translated into thirty-six languages, including Arabic and Hindi. He has his own daily radio program called A Love Language Minute that can be heard on more than 100 radio stations across the United States.

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.

Gary Chapman is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively. He received MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Duke University. 

My Review:
I am a huge fan of the previous works of Gary Chapman, particularly the Five Love Languages series of books. I love that Chapman reminds the reader that our actions say so much more than anything we will ever say to another human being! The old adage, "Actions Speak Louder Than Words" is very evident throughout the 40 stories that Chapman includes in this book. I love that with each story, he includes a little blurb about how we can apply lessons from each story to our own life! This is a very easy and quick read! If you want some very inspirational reading that will bring out all kinds of emotions within you, you have to read Love Is a Verb! It will truly change your life. I highly recommend it!

BUY IT: You can purchase Love Is A Verb by Gary Chapman through Bethany House Publishers and at your local Christian Bookseller. It is also available through Amazon.com and Amazon.ca

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***Special thanks to Jim Hart at Bethany House Publishers for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review****

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