Wednesday, November 2, 2011

LOVE IS A VERB DEVOTIONAL (365 Daily Inspirations to Bring Love Alive) by GARY CHAPMAN with James Stuart Bell

I am that girl who loves devotionals. I think they are beginning to fill up my night stand. The latest one that has joined my collection is, Love is a Verb. I LOVE this devotional. Some can be repetitive and just not capture the spirit of the Lord. This one does that and more. Each day the devotion is written by a different writer. That alone gives you a new perspective each and every day. This is one of those devotionals that gets you excited. So far in reading, each day the devotional has helped me through the day. That is a God thing for sure! If you read and enjoyed, The Five Love Languages, you will love this devotional.

This would make an amazing Christmas gift. It's almost that time of year. But it would be a great gift for any time of year for that special person in your life. What a great book to just spend time in and sharing what you learn with a friend over a morning coffee. There are great lessons to take away from this devotional. I love how these writers have taken God's Word and brought it to us in a way that shows us all life can be if we just surrender each day to Him and give Him our total focus and trust.

This book was a gift from Bethany House for it's review.

Since 1979, Gary Chapman has written more than 20 books. His book The Five Love Languages has sold four million copies in English alone and has been translated into thirty-six languages, including Arabic and Hindi. He has his own daily radio program called A Love Language Minute that can be heard on more than 100 radio stations across the United States.

In addition to his busy writing and seminar schedule, Gary Chapman 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.

Gary Chapman is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively. He received MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Duke University.

James Stuart Bell is a Christian publishing veteran and the owner of Whitestone Communications, a literary development agency. He is the editor of many story collections, including the Cup of Comfort, Life Savors, and God Encounters series, and the coauthor of numerous books in the Complete Idiot’s Guide series. He and his family live in West Chicago, Illinois.


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