The Seven Laws of Love
By Dave Willis
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About the Book (Backcover Blurb):
In our fast-paced, success-obsessed culture, we’re constantly tempted to chase after things that don’t matter. We’ve been conditioned to value possessions over people, status over relationships, and ourselves over God.
But the reality is this: God created love to be the centerpiece of our lives. In The Seven Laws of Love, Dave Willis makes the case for a love revival and proves that in returning to a life of love we have no greater model than the one who is love himself.
In Dave’s humorous, touching, down-to-earth style, The Seven Laws of Love takes you on a journey through the ins and outs of everyday relationships—with your spouse, your children, your friends, and your coworkers—using practical, applicable examples and guiding principles that demonstrate what a life of love actually looks like.
There is no higher calling on earth than to love and be loved. It’s time to learn The Seven Laws of Love, and to make loving a priority over all other pursuits. Anything else isn’t really living.
Why I Choose this Book:
It’s a constant aim of mine to love more. It’s so easy for me to be motivated by goals, by achievement, by need, and by guilt, but I want to be driven by love. I want my life to shower those around me with the love that God has so freely given to me.
What I Thought About this Book:
Mr. Willis is really down to earth; in fact, I would liken his style to that of a friendly email. I know that probably sounds weird, but there was one point where I actually subconsciously thought I was reading an email… Something that I don’t think has ever happened to me while reading a book before. I enjoyed the style – it was real and easy to breeze through, yet packed in a lot of good information.
The book was practical and very Biblically based, backing up many of the statements or ideas with verses. I appreciated that. Mr. Willis also uses examples from his own life and that of his family to help drive points home and make them stick. He’s a pastor (something I hadn’t realized going into the book), and that was evident: He sounded like a joking, easy-going pastor.
There were a lot of suggestions of ways to be more loving, as well as a list of discussion questions at the end of each chapter. (Although, I maybe didn’t quite read all of the discussion questions… Oops.)
There were a few of his examples I didn’t exactly appreciate and maybe 100 % agree with, but other than that I found the book helpful and encouraging, as well as inspiring and convicting, as the case may be.
I’m giving The Seven Laws of Love four stars out of five, and seven out of ten.
*I received this book for free from BookLook in exchange for an honest review*