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From the Inside Flap

Dr. Gary Chapman reveals how different people express love in different ways.

Here, at last, is the key to understanding each other's unique needs.  Apply the right principles, learn the right language, and soon you'll know the profound satisfaction and joy of being able to express your love--and feeling truly loved in return.

From the Back Cover

He sends you flowers when
what you really want is
time to talk.

She gives you a hug when
what you really need is
a home-cooked meal.

The problem isn't your love--
it's your love language!

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Northfield Publishing; New Edition edition (March 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1881273806
  • ISBN-13: 978-1881273806
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.4 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (694 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Married more than 45 years to Karolyn, Dr. Gary Chapman is just the man to turn to for help on improving or healing our most important relationships. His own life experiences, plus over thirty-five years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his first book in the Love Language series, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. Millions of readers credit this continual New York Times bestseller with saving their marriages by showing them simple and practical ways to communicate their love to their partner.
Since the success of his first book, Dr. Chapman has expanded his Five Love Languages series to specifically reach out to teens, singles, men, and children (co-authored with Dr. Ross Campbell).
He is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers/Northfield Publishing, including The World's Easiest Guide to Family Relationships, Anger, The Family You've Always Wanted, The Marriage You've Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language (Jan 09), Parenting Your Adult Child, and Hope for the Separated. He co-authored The Five Languages of Apology with Dr. Jennifer Thomas.
Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, that air on more than 100 stations. Dr. Chapman also serves as senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.
Dr. Chapman and his wife have two adult children and two grandchildren, and currently live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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176 of 180 people found the following review helpful By KV on May 14, 2008
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This book is a good synopsis of Gary Chapman's book "The Five Love Languages". I do not think that this book would be appropriate for someone who is not familiar with the ideas in his book. It is a good reminder or "cliff note" for his book, but it does not present his ideas fully. I would recommend his other book be read first, and then if you want a refresher or guide book, "The Heart of The Five Love Languages", would be a good match.
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72 of 77 people found the following review helpful By C. Duryea on October 13, 2008
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This is a dummied down version of the Five Love Languages. It works, but I wish I would have bought the complete version instead.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 10, 2010
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My husband and I read this book and fell in love with it and it's message. I ordered books to give as gifts because of the impact that it's
had on our lives unfortunally this book is a condensed version of the book we read. It did not provide the counseling sessions that were
provided in the book we read and did not include the "test" in the back of the book to figure out "your" love language. With that being
said it's fine for those who have read the all inclusive book, but I would not recommend this version to a first time reader.
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Dianne A. Diffenderfer on June 1, 2008
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This condensed version of the original Five Love Languages book give a great synopsis of the meaning behind each one. I gave this copy to a friend because I kept referring to an old one that I had. This version makes a great gift. The Five Love Languages breaks down how each of us want to be loved and how each of us gives love to others. Since I first read the book I have enjoyed finding out which love language that my loved ones like to receive. I highly recommend it!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By cglunt on March 18, 2009
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It was probably my own faultm but the book is exactly what its title says: The HEART of the Five Love Languages. It covers the gist of the love languages. I wanted the expanded book, not the condensed.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amy on July 15, 2010
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I was under the impression when I bought this that it was the full book. But it is more like a bathroom reader.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ME on February 20, 2014
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Great book with a good message but I must have missed the fine print but it's a teeny tiny version of the original!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cherry Orchard on January 11, 2014
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This book was a shorter version of the original and just had the most important topics. It wasn't as lengthy as the original which made it easier to read.
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