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eBook The Love as a Way of Life Devotional: A Ninety-Day Adventure That Makes Love a Daily Habit ePub

by Elisa Stanford,Gary Chapman

  • ISBN: 0307444694
  • Category: Relationships
  • Subcategory: Self-Help
  • Author: Elisa Stanford,Gary Chapman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (October 7, 2008)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1319 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1383 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 924

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The Love as a Way of Life Devotional .

The Love as a Way of Life Devotional. A 90-Day Adventure That Makes Love a Daily Habit - By Dr. Gary Chapman and Elisa Stanford. To become a person who consistently loves others, you first need to be a loving person. These ninety short devotionals–perfect for reading on your own, with your spouse, or with a friend over coffee–deliver the inspiration and encouragement you need to make love a lasting habit.

In this companion devotional to Love As a Way of Life, you'll find inspiration for letting love guide the way you respond .

In this companion devotional to Love As a Way of Life, you'll find inspiration for letting love guide the way you respond to others in every situation. The daily readings capture God's wisdom and direction in practicing the seven traits of a loving Start Developing the Best Habit of All To become a person who consistently loves others, you first need to be a loving person.

But when we live out God’s kindness in ordinary ways, even moments of despair can become opportunities for hope.

3 quotes from The Love as a Way of Life Devotional: A 90-Day Adventure That Makes Love a Daily Habit: ‘These cozy bedtime stories reflect a universal ne. .But when we live out God’s kindness in ordinary ways, even moments of despair can become opportunities for hope. P ― Gary Chapman, The Love as a Way of Life Devotional: A Ninety-Day Adventure That Makes Love a Daily Habit. Whether our primary mission is similar to Mary Jo Copeland’s or centered within our home or workplace, every time we choose to love someone in an unloving world, we are making ourselves known as followers of Christ.

Advance Praise for LOVE AS A WAY OF LIFE.

In this companion devotional to Love As a Way of Life, you’ll find inspiration for letting love guide the way you respond . Well written book about changing every aspect one's life.

In this companion devotional to Love As a Way of Life, you’ll find inspiration for letting love guide the way you respond to others in every situation. The daily readings capture God’s wisdom and direction in practicing the seven traits of a loving person. The author describes 7 traits of a loving person that our a must in every relationship and part of. There are 7 traits of which the author describes in chapters by themselves as well as provide stories from people all over the country. Another good feature is that there is a reading guide at the end of the book for book discussion groups to use.

The book provides 90 days of biblical direction in making love the north star of daily living. Elisa Stanford is the author of Ordinary Losses: Naming the Graces That Shape Us. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two daughters. The text is universally applicable, well-suited to men, women, teenagers, singles, spouses, laypersons, clergy, professionals, retired people, volunteer workers, ministry leaders, executives, college students, a first job after college, and so forth.

Start Developing the Best Habit of AllTo become a person who consistently loves others, you first need to be a.

Start Developing the Best Habit of AllTo become a person who consistently loves others, you first need to be a loving person. Chapman has served as Senior Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina since 1971

A Ninety-Day Adventure That Makes Love a Daily Habit Books related to The Love as a Way of Life Devotional.

A Ninety-Day Adventure That Makes Love a Daily Habit. by Gary Chapman, Elisa Stanford. Compelling stories and biblical illustrations will show you how to live out the characteristics of kindness, patience, forgiveness, courtesy, humility, generosity, and honesty. Books related to The Love as a Way of Life Devotional.

by Gary Chapman and Elisa Stanford. When Jesus was asked what the greatest command is, He surprised the inquirer by offering two commandments: Love God and love others. Designed as a complement to LOVE AS A WAY OF LIFE, Chapman identifies seven characteristics of a loving person: kindness, patience, forgiveness, courtesy, humility, generosity and honesty. He believes that by reflecting these qualities in everyday life, we reflect the love of God to our friends, family and spouse.

In Love As a Way of Life, relationship expert Gary Chapman shows how genuine love can direct your interactions with .

In Love As a Way of Life, relationship expert Gary Chapman shows how genuine love can direct your interactions with other people, leading to positive change in their lives and yours. You'll learn how the seven traits of love-kindness, patience, forgiveness, courtesy, humility, generosity, and honesty-work together to transform your approach to everyday encounters with others. New York Times bestselling author Gary Chapman has teamed with counsellor Jennifer Thomas on this groundbreaking study of the way we apologize, discovering that it& not just a matter of will - it& a matter of how.

Start Developing the Best Habit of AllTo become a person who consistently loves others, you first need to be a loving person. In this companion devotional to Love As a Way of Life, you’ll find inspiration for letting love guide the way you respond to others in every situation. The daily readings capture God’s wisdom and direction in practicing the seven traits of a loving person. Compelling stories and biblical illustrations will show you how to live out the characteristics of kindness, patience, forgiveness, courtesy, humility, generosity, and honesty. These ninety short devotionals–perfect for reading on your own, with your spouse, or with a friend over coffee–deliver the inspiration and encouragement you need to make love a lasting habit. Whatever your love language, you’ll enjoy richer, more rewarding relationships as you embark on an exciting daily adventure in loving others.

Comments

Mataxe Mataxe
I had checked this same book out at the public library and oh how much I hated to take it back...but it was due. Needed just a tad bit more in one of my orders to get the free shipping so thought of this and got it! Has a place on the top of my desk waiting for me to get back to it.

It is a thought provoking devotional which causes one to consider how much we ought to love one another.

Recommend!
Zadora Zadora
This book is an excellent devotional. Really helps you think past yourself, and yet examine yourself to become a better witness and person in general. The book arrived quickly and was in excellent condition.
Xava Xava
Short and sweet but God has used it to encourage my wife and me.
Antuiserum Antuiserum
Always enjoy Gary Chapman books
Beahelm Beahelm
Very good book. Enjoyable read.
Wal Wal
I really love this book! It helps me focus on one quality I can develop at a time in my love walk. Good insights from a great author!
Ylonean Ylonean
I would recommend Gary Chapman and Elisa Stanford's The Love as a Way of Life Devotional: A 90-Day Adventure that Makes Love a Daily Habit. [...].

Paul once encouraged the church to "Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying" (Romans 12:12). Patience is not a natural Farley trait . . . which means that this is a prime area that God can transform within me (and that I have a responsibility to develop along with him). Chapman told the story of a French artist by the name of Pierre Auguste Renoir (a influential painter in the nineteenth century). Towards the end of his life he developed a painful sort of rheumatoid arthritis which made his work troublesome (nearly impossible really). One of his closest friends finally asked him why he insisted on continuing his work when the pain was nearly unbearable. Renoir's reason was, "The beauty remains; the pain passes" (Chapman, 43-44). Life is full of difficulty and discouragement. Much of life hurts (whether self-inflicted or brought upon from outside sources). Only he gives us the patience to endure under the hardship. Even the godless can love their friends . . . followers of Christ are called to love the unlovables . . . the ones who want to take what is most important to us. The agony will not last forever. We must trust that the creativity and compassion of Christ will last a lifetime . . . both in us and through us . . . .
In his book, Love As a Way of Life, best-selling author Gary Chapman shows readers how to cultivate a new lifestyle built around the seven characteristics of authentic love. Now in a companion devotional, he provides ninety inspirational readings to help Christians consistently live out the characteristics of love in every relationship. Each devotional entry showcases biblical truths that guide a life of love, offering fresh insight and practical guidance in how to make love a lasting habit. Over the course of three months, readers will learn to follow God's lead as they practice the characteristics of a loving person: kindness, patience, forgiveness, courtesy, humility, generosity, and honesty. The devotional makes an ideal gift for the holidays or for any special occasion. Couples, parents, new graduates, and anyone celebrating a milestone in life will welcome this inspiring daily guide to richer, more satisfying relationships.
Gary Chapman, PhD, is the author of twenty-six books, including the New York Times bestseller The Five Love Languages. An internationally respected marriage and family-life expert, he hosts the daily radio program A Love Language Minute. He and his wife, Karolyn, live in North Carolina where he serves on a church staff. Elisa Stanford is the author of Ordinary Losers: Naming the Graces that Shape Us. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two daughters.
When Jesus was asked what the greatest command is, He surprised the inquirer by offering two commandments: Love God and love others. These were not options for a disciple, but rather by following these two commands, someone could fulfill all of the law. Despite the simplicity of these commands, they can be extremely difficult to follow. That's one reason bestselling author Gary Chapman has penned THE LOVE AS A WAY OF LIFE DEVOTIONAL (co-written with Elisa Stanford), a 90-day devotional designed to help you make love a daily habit.

Designed as a complement to LOVE AS A WAY OF LIFE, Chapman identifies seven characteristics of a loving person: kindness, patience, forgiveness, courtesy, humility, generosity and honesty. He believes that by reflecting these qualities in everyday life, we reflect the love of God to our friends, family and spouse.

Each short reflection begins with a scripture, then includes a reading portion that's two or three minutes long, and concludes with a thought, prayer or action step. Many of the reflections draw on inspirational stories or quotes. Readers will be familiar with illustrations from Augustine, St. Francis of Assisi and others. But some of the best stories are the personal ones from Chapman's life. For example, Chapman tells the story of his friend, Joe Warner, who visits his home every Christmas with a box filled with sugary sweet oranges. Though Warner is in his 80s, he continues to pursue such acts of kindness and offers a colorful reminder that love is often portrayed in small yet significant ways.

Another beautiful story is told of Mary Jo Copeland's care of the homeless and poor at Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The primary mission is to reach out to the disadvantaged. Copeland's practical approach to helping others by providing everything from socks to warm meals is a tangible expression of God's love.

Chapman writes: "The life of Christ reminds us that only when we take the attitude of a servant can we grow into the character of God. Every time we serve someone else, the results are out of our control --- who knows how the other person will react? Yet those are the moments we understand Christ's love for us most deeply."

One of the great strengths of THE LOVE AS A WAY OF LIFE DEVOTIONAL is its brevity. The short, easy-to-read portions make this a wonderful resource for those who want to supplement their reading of Chapman's full-length book. It's also a great gift for anyone who is brand new to the faith.

--- Reviewed by Margaret Oines