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Thursday, February 19, 2015

The 5 Love Languages For Men Review and Giveaway

OBM here with something really different.  Not that reviews and giveaways are different for me, but that THIS one was written by my husband.  Yep, the Hubs wrote a review.  Why?  Because The 5 Love Languages for Men is written, well, for men.

Here's the official info:
At the heart of every man is a desire to master what matters. Getting a compliment at work or on the court is nice, but nothing beats hearing your spouse say, “You make me feel loved.” If you haven’t heard that in a while or feel like you are not bringing your A-game into your relationship, this books is for you. The 5 Love Languages has sold 10 MILLION COPIES because it is simple, practical, and effective. In this edition, Gary Chapman speaks straight to men about the rewards of speaking their wife’s love language. You’ll learn each language, how to identify your wife’s, and how to speak it clearly. Packed with helpful illustrations and creative pointers, these pages will rouse your inner champion and empower you to master the art of love.
You may already be familiar with the book's author, Gary Chapman.
 Gary Chapman, PhD, is the author of the bestselling The 5 Love Languages series, which has sold more than 10 million worldwide and has been translated into 50 languages. Dr. Chapman travels the world presenting seminars on marriage, family, and relationships, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Karolyn.

Here's what The Hubs had to say:
As a man lucky enough to be married 22 years to my college sweetheart, after reading this book I realize how truly lucky I am.  Somehow I have muddled through.  Simply “getting by” however is not what God intended.  The 5 Love Languages has made me realize how truly different we all are when it comes to how we express and receive love.
The most important features of this book are that it is readable and is written with the male audience in mind.  As men, most of us are methodical, problem-solving fixers.  The book caters to those manly attributes by giving logical explanations, concrete steps for improvement and actual examples in a short and concise format.  There is even a Frequently Asked Questions section in the back.  The book covers each love language in detail using anecdotes and real life examples to emphasize the importance of each and the differences between them.  Each love language and its corresponding “dialects” are also summed up in “Phrase Books” at the end of each chapter to provide ideas and examples of how to “speak” that love language.  The book also includes profile tests for him and for her so that you can easily assess your respective love languages. 
The two additional chapters in this edition simply round out the desperately needed communication skills that we, as men, do not usually put a lot of effort into.  Apologizing and anger management have never been things I would say I did well and Mr. Chapman brings the same insight and common sense strategies to these critical behaviors as he does to the 5 love languages. 

Overall I would say this is an insightful, well-organized book that shows men how to communicate love to their wives in the language that they need to be fulfilled.  

Gary Chapman has a Facebook page and a Twitter page, if you want to check out more of his sage wisdom there.  There is also a website devoted to the 5 Love Languages books.  And you can purchase the book at major retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million.

Now you have a chance to win a copy of the book for yourself (or your husband).  Just enter the drawing below.  U.S. and Canadian residents only.

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Laura B. said...

I have not read any of Gary Chapman's books but I have heard great things about them. My husband almost checked out this book from the library so I think he would enjoy it.

Sonya Caskey said...

We went to a marriage retreat where the 5 love languages was the topic. We purchased the book at the retreat also. A very good book to help that has helped in our marriage. We checked out the book, The love languages for children, as well.

Erin Murphy said...

I just started to read the five love languages for women! Thanks for the opportunity!