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The first half of the book is excellent where the author matches scriptures with each of the 5 love languages. In the second half the author both gives examples of each of the 5 plus some advice on how to develop secondary love languages. Then he deviates from the topic and goes into general evangelistic issues which I though detracted from the emphasis that the book title indicates. I still believe the principle of the 5 love languages is good and should be developed in each major relationship, The first half of the book is excellent where the author matches scriptures with each of the 5 love languages.
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I still believe the principle of the 5 love languages is good and should be developed in each major relationship, including the relationship with God. I received a complementary copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book was incredibly logical and thought-provoking, both in how to understand the importance of love languages of others around you, but also how God uses them to help you see His love. I found Chapman's book allowed another level of worship or communication with God to open up.
This book is, I believe, one of the most important things you can read if you're looking to strengthen or understand your faith I received a complementary copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is, I believe, one of the most important things you can read if you're looking to strengthen or understand your faith better.
Apr 04, Lydia Howe rated it it was amazing Shelves: In fact, at one point in time before this book was published I even started researching and taking notes for this book. Although to clarify, this is one of those books I totally would have bought if I wasn't sent one for free. Yeah, it was that good. Since then I've read multiple editions of the books, told hundreds of people about them, and taken the test many times. Still, this book presented me with new information, giving me several great "ah-ha" moments where my life was brought into a clearer focus.
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For instance, one of my top love languages is touch. I also like to dance at church. Well, as it turns out, there's a correlation between having touch as one of your primary love languages and dancing, etc Pretty cool, right? This book does a great job of providing a quick but good foundation as to what the love languages are, how they fit into everyday life and then showing how God speaks everyone of the love languages - which is totally wonderful.
The author points out that God created languages in the first place, and He also created us to respond to certain love languages, so it makes sense that He also speaks all the love languages. Learning about you might relate to God differently than those around you can be very helpful in helping you to stop feeling less spiritual, or maybe judging someone else as being less spiritual. It can also give you a greater understanding of how you can learn to know God on a deeper level. The book is also super easy to read as with all of this author's writings , interesting and gives the most practical of tips of how to make your life more balanced.
There might have been a thing or two that I don't fully agree with, but as I'm writing this review only glowing positives come to mind. Y'all should read it. And yes, it can be read even without having read any of the other love language books. Also, thank you so much to the publisher for giving me a copy so I could review it and share with y'all. As someone who has read both the original Love Languages book and singles version, I was really excited to see that there is a version geared towards every Christian and their relationship with God.
The book did not disappoint. I was fascinated by the author's insight into various Biblical heroes, and what he deduced their love languages to be. I've never been a "words of affirmation" girl, but learning that David was likely a "words of affirmation" kind of guy has made the Psalms come alive eve As someone who has read both the original Love Languages book and singles version, I was really excited to see that there is a version geared towards every Christian and their relationship with God. I've never been a "words of affirmation" girl, but learning that David was likely a "words of affirmation" kind of guy has made the Psalms come alive even more for me in my personal study.
Knowing in advance that my love language is "quality time" made that hater come alive so much for me! The example of George Mueller as someone who spent quality time with God in prayer encouraged me that even though prayer is one of my greatest struggles, it can become one of my greatest connections to God, as He seeks to spend that quality time with me.
No wonder the devil finds ways to distract me from prayer, and provides ample ways for me to waste my time on many other pursuits. Thinking through the love languages with my relationship with God has completely changed my perspective! I would recommend this book to all Christians seeking to deepen their relationship with God, even if you are unfamiliar with the original love languages book.
It can definitely stand on its own. View 1 comment. This book talks about how the 5 love languages apply to our relationship with God. The author briefly talked about the 5 love languages. He then looked at each love language words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch and discussed how God has shown His love to us in each of these ways.
He also provided stories about how people with that primary love language felt most connected to and loved by God like through studying the Bible, prayer, giving, serving oth This book talks about how the 5 love languages apply to our relationship with God. He also provided stories about how people with that primary love language felt most connected to and loved by God like through studying the Bible, prayer, giving, serving others, or worship. He then challenged readers to show love to God by using the other love languages, too.
I was surprised to realize that I already do enjoy expressing my love to God using all five love languages, but I did learn some interesting insights into how people differ in how they feel most loved by God. While you get a general idea from this book, it helps if you already know your primary love language. Overall, I'd recommend this book.
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Without a doubt, this is my favorite Chapman book I've read so far. It was beautiful to see him pull from Scripture instances where Christ displayed each of the five love languages even though some I'll admit were a bit of a stretch. I was uncomfortable with the chapter on physical touch, because nearly all the personal examples he gave smacked of Pentecostal worship practices, but whatever. I was pleased to read that he doesn't believe the solution to world peace is one world re I loved this!
I was pleased to read that he doesn't believe the solution to world peace is one world religion, or even more sermons on love. He recommends showing divine love to individuals via personal relationships, therefore leading them to eventual salvation which he calls "making the God connection". The chapters were very long, so sometimes I split them up for my daily devotional reading, but I really enjoyed this. I have read a few of the love languages books and was happy to have the opportunity to read this latest book by Gary Chapman. This book is a continuation of the five love languages theme, written specially in relation to the readers relationship with god.
Sep 29, Chris rated it liked it. Parts of it were really good and very helpful. Other parts seemed to drag and sometimes I couldn't figure out what point the author was making with his story. I may have to read the original Five Love Languages though and I'm going to guess that one might be better.
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Jun 19, Sarah F. A excellent book, actually, if you want to know more about getting closer to God. For me, it helped me understand the different kinds of prayers and expressions of love to God.
There are people who find God as they worship in church; there are people who find God in the silence of their meditation. Neither method is better or worse - each are more suited to different people. I never quite figured out my primary love language, though. Gary Chapman suggests 5 love languages - words of affirmation, A excellent book, actually, if you want to know more about getting closer to God. Gary Chapman suggests 5 love languages - words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service, gifts, physical touch - and 3 questions, which I shall attempt to answer briefly here under a spoiler cut in case you're really not interested in this : view spoiler [ 1 How do I often express love to other people?
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