Walking on Sunshine

Gary Chapman – The Five Love Languages Singles Edition – 2010/016

The Back of the Book: The Five Love Languages work for everyone (they’re not just for married couples) …

In this world we’re surrounded by more people than ever – yet we often still feel alone.

Being single or married has nothing to do with whether you need to feel loved!  Everyone has a God-given yearning for complete and unconditional ove in the context of all relationships.

If you want to give and receive love most effectively, you’ve got to learn to speak the right love language.  Different people with different personalities express love in different ways.  In fact, there are five very specific languages of love:

  • Words of affirmation.
  • Gifts.
  • Acts of service.
  • Quality time.
  • Physical touch.

Dr Gary Chapman’s original bestseller (over 5 million copies sold) was first crafted with married couples in mind, but the love languages have proven themselves to be universal.  This message is nw tailored to meet the unique and real desires of single adults.

Whether it’s dating relationships, parents, coworkers, or friends – learning to speak and receive your own unique love language applies to every one of your relationships.

Now you can discover the joy of giving and receiving true love in all your relationships!

Also includes a study guide that’s perfect for small groups, workplace studies, and book clubs.

NotJustLaura’s Review: I’ve been thinking about reading this book for a while – who wouldn’t want to love better and receive more love?  And I’m very taken with the concept behind this book – every individual has a ‘love language’, that is, the way they find it most comfortable to love.  Mine is gifts, by the way!

Unfortunately, while I agree with the concept, Mr Chapman’s book was a big disappointment.  As the case studies used mainly look at college-age people, I assume these are the readers for whom it was written but the language wouldn not tax a 14-year-old.  Mr Chapma’s style is pedantic, patronising and dull and his ideas are so simplified and over-explained as to be an insult to the intelligent, adult reader.  I did finish the book looking for hidden gems but, beyond a decision not to buy another of Mr Chapman’s books, I found none.


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