Since 1979, Gary Chapman has written more than 20 books. His book The Five Love Languages has sold more than five million copies in English alone and has been translated into thirty-six languages, including Arabic and Hindi. His own daily radio program, A Love Language Minute, can be heard on more than 100 radio stations across the United States. In addition to his busy writing and seminar schedule, Gary is a senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he has served for thirty-six years. Gary and his wife, Karolyn, have been married for forty-five years and have two adult children and two grandchildren.
Chapman-author of the bestseller The Five Love Languages-posits that "our culture often seems to have a love-tracked mind." This time he takes his expertise in the area to a more personal level by offering readers 40 stories written by everyday folks who have practiced what Chapman preaches: "love is a verb." Readers will discover a husband and wife who make "I'm sorry" part of their lives; a father who sacrifices coaching basketball to help care for his infant daughter; a university staff member who learns to see an outcast girl through God's eyes; and a mother-in-law who learns to love her son's wife. Chapman follows each story with several paragraphs highlighting a key point that can help in developing healthy relationships, drawn directly from the preceding story. Those who have read and applied Chapman's "love languages" to their lives will find inspiration; newcomers to Chapman's work will find that love takes on many forms and is worth the effort. (May) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.