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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Love as a Way of Life Devotional by Gary Chapman and Elisa Stanford (Book Review)

Title: The Love as a Way of Life Devotional
Author: Gary Chapman and Elisa Stanford
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Genre: Christian Living/Devotional

First sentence: Christ longs for His followers to love as He loves.

I love this little book. I got about 1/3 of the way through it and thought - my family needs to hear and think about this, too. So I stopped reading it and now, every night at dinner, we read aloud another devotion as a family.

The author takes seven characteristics of a loving person: kindness, patience, forgiveness, courtesy, humility, generosity and honesty - and devotes a section to each one. There is also a beginning and an ending section on love. Each devotion starts with a scripture and ends with a prayer or a thought.

I am hoping that it brings my family closer together as we continue to learn different ways that we can love each other and express that love, and how we can make it a habit. There are 90 devotionals (days) to get us there!


kalea_kane said...

What a wonderful idea reading this as a family. :)

Unknown said...

I love your review, and I hope it is ok, I'm adding a link to your review on the Excerpt post and the review of the book on my blog. Please let me know if you want me to remove the link!

:) WEndi


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