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Love Is A Verb [Paperback]

By gary chapman (Author)
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Item Description...
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 estranged 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

Publishers Description
Dr. Gary Chapman has spent his life helping people communicate love more effectively and in turn build more satisfying and lasting relationships. His book The Five Love Languages is a regular on the New York Times bestsellers list--even after being in print for fifteen years--and has made the term "love language" a part of everyday speech.
Love Is a Verb takes his teaching to the next level. Rather than a typical relationship self-help book filled with lengthy explanations of principles and techniques, it is a compilation of true stories displaying love in action.
These stories--written by everyday people--go straight to the hearts of readers, who often say that illustrations are the most effective parts of a book. Gary Chapman adds a "Love Lesson" to each story, showing readers how they can apply the same principles to their own relationships.

Item Specifications...

Pages   236
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2011
Publisher   Baker Publishing Group
ISBN  0764207601  
EAN  9780764207600  

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"And the greatest of these is love..."  Aug 20, 2009
Gary Chapman's compilation gently shares the in's and out's, ups and downs, and challenges of loving in a heart-warming and enlightening manner. The Contributing Authors present practical solutions for constructing a legacy of love in all areas of life. The most appealing aspect is good old storytelling that leaves a imprint on the heart.

The collection simplifies the formula for loving others by reminding that Love is exemplified or hidden by actions, choices, and decisions. The collection is easy on the spirit and shines a light on the true essence of love in everyday life
Chapman Explores What it Means to Choose Love in Your Marriage, Relationships and Life  Jun 29, 2009
"Love means never having to say you're sorry," was a popular expression in the 1970s. But anyone who has ever been married, tried to resolve a family conflict or heal a broken relationship between two co-workers knows that saying couldn't be further from the truth. Love means having to say you're sorry, recognize your own weaknesses, and learn how to overlook others' faults. Love is active, not passive. Love is more of a verb than just a noun.

In his new book, Gary Chapman, bestselling author of THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, explores what it means to choose love in your marriage, relationships and life --- even when it's not easy. Unlike his previous titles --- many of which are self-help in nature --- LOVE IS A VERB is a collection of 40 real-life stories of everyday people practicing the art of love. Each story is written in first-person and highlights a moment when it was difficult to express or even feel love. Then they share how they reignited their hearts to choose to love once again. Chapman offers a few brief paragraphs of what can be learned from the story.

One particularly moving chapter, "The Changeling," describes a mother who had to learn to love her son twice. The child had captured his mother's heart when he first entered the world, and filled it with joy and delight. But at the age of five, his health began to suffer. Nearly two years later, he had a massive stroke. When he recovered from the coma, the young boy had been transformed from a loving ball of laughter to someone who spewed "I hate you" and "You're dumb and stupid" to everyone he encountered --- including his mother. Overwhelmed by the hostility of her own child, the mother struggled to love her unlovable son. Eventually, he made some improvements and slowly was reintegrated into a program for challenged students at the local school. Over the years, she found herself falling in love with her son all over again, not as who he was but who he had become.

Chapman concludes this powerful story:

"Life happens. The unexpected can occur in any of our lives at any time. Most of us are very cognizant of that fact --- so much so that we may easily fall into the trap of worrying about all the "what ifs" that we someday might have to face. Thankfully, (this story) reminds us that although life happens and tragedies ensue, love has the ability to adapt. Somehow love is flexible and strong enough to step up to the challenges it faces."

While some of the stories describe married couples who have lost that loving feeling, a good portion of the book is dedicated to challenges and trials that emerge in all kinds of relationships. One story describes a family who chooses to deliver hot coffee to some tired, cold rangers as a blessing, while another describes a woman who reconnected with her sisters after years of separation.

Overall, the quality of these stories is solid, but fans of Gary Chapman may find themselves wishing he had contributed more than a four-page introduction and a few paragraphs at the end of each chapter. Recommended to fans of Chapman as well as readers of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

--- Reviewed by Margaret Oines
GARY CHAPMAN DOES IT AGAIN . . .  Jun 12, 2009
Looking for real love? Pick up a copy of Gary Chapman's latest book, "Love is a Verb," and be transformed by true, short stories of real love, written by real people. You may not find Hollywood endings, but each story shows how love in action has the profound ability to heal wounds and create fulfilling, lasting relationships. It's easy to relate to the authors as they openly share what challenges they overcame in order to love. Their candor made me laugh, cry and believe I might have the same ability to love as they did. Gary Chapman does it again as he helps us focus on what matters in our quest for lasting love.
Have you ever picked up a book just because of the title?  Jun 5, 2009
Have you ever picked up a book just because of the title? This is such a book for me. I was intrigued by the thought of "love being a verb" so I began to peruse the book. I loved the short chapters with meaningful stories. I enjoyed the scripture verses and author's comments at the end of each chapter. This book was easily read but putting into application all of these thoughts will take time, my time.
Each chapter was written by everyday people with their everyday struggles and challenges but with endings that encourage and uplift the reader.
The final question is how will this book change your life? Love IS a Verb. Do it!
Great reading  Jun 2, 2009
The book came in a timely manner and was in good condition. The book itself was a great book, very inspirational.

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