This wasn’t the post I was intending to write when I stepped on the treadmill this morning, but then as I was replying to comments someone was asking a question about this book and when I skimmed through my posts to find my review… Well, apparently I haven’t written a review yet. And folks, this is an amazing book, so I put my other posts on hold, whipped on my review cap, and here I am.
I would give what I’m trying to become the normal type of review – ya know, the “pros vs. cons” – only, this book is too heavy on the pros and low on the cons that the aforementioned approach won’t work. 😉
FIRST OFF, SOME STATS:
ABOUT THE BOOK
Feel God’s love more personally.
Do you realize that the God of the universe speaks your love language, and your expressions of love for Him are shaped by your love language? Learn how you can give and receive God’s love through the five love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch.
Gary Chapman writes, “As we respond to the love of God and begin to identify the variety of languages He uses to speak to us, we soon learn to speak those languages ourselves. Whatever love language you prefer, may you find ever deeper satisfaction in using that language in your relationship with God and with other people.”
The book includes a brand new chapter on “Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone” which will teach you the joys of speaking a love language you’re not used to with God.
No matter what love language you prefer, you will become more deeply connected with God and watch this bond transform all of your relationships.
WHY I CHOOSE THIS BOOK
This is literally a book I wanted to write. In fact, at one point in time (before this book was published) I even started researching and taking notes for this book. That’s because I think it’s a really important book. So, when I saw it was published and that the publisher was willing to send me a copy to review, I jumped at the chance. (Although to clarify, this is one of those books I totally would have bought if I wasn’t sent one for free.)
WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS BOOK
I think so highly of this author that I didn’t think it was possible, but he actually succeeded my expectations. Yeah, it was that good.
If y’all have been around long at all you’ve probably heard how learning about the 5 Love Languages changed my life when I was in my teens. 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.
For instance, one of my top love languages is touch. I also like to dance at church. And people at my church don’t exactly dance, so as you can imagine, I’ve sometimes pondered why I do dance? Well, as it turns out, there’s a correlation between having touch as one of your primary love languages and dancing, etc… while worshiping. I would have never guessed, but it made so much sense to me. 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.
I highly recommend this book. 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.)
I’m giving God Speaks Your Love Language five out of five stars and super duper highly recommend it. Also, thank you so much to the publisher for giving me a copy so I could review it and share with y’all.
Setting: On the treadmill
Listening to: An instrumental playlist on Spotify
Question of the Day: Do you know what your love language is?