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God Speaks Your Love Language: How to Feel and Reflect God's Love

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  303 ratings  ·  56 reviews
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Feel God’s love more personally.

Do you realize that the God of the universe speaks your love language, and your expressions of love for Him are shaped by your love language? Learn how you can give and receive God’s love through the five love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch.

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Published February 1st 2009 by Northfield Publishing (first published 2009)
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Michaela Bush
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a complementary copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book was incredibly logical and thought-provoking, both in how to understand the importance of love languages of others around you, but also how God uses them to help you see His love. I found Chapman's book allowed another level of worship or communication with God to open up. This book is, I believe, one of the most important things you can read if you're looking to strengthen or understand your faith
Lydia Howe
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019

This is literally a book I wanted to write. In fact, at one point in time (before this book was published) I even started researching and taking notes for this book. That's because I think it's a really important book. So, when I saw it was published and that the publisher was willing to send me a copy to review, I jumped at the chance. (Although to clarify, this is one of those books I totally would have bought if I wasn't sent one for free.)


Amanda Anger
As someone who has read both the original Love Languages book and singles version, I was really excited to see that there is a version geared towards every Christian and their relationship with God. The book did not disappoint.

I was fascinated by the author's insight into various Biblical heroes, and what he deduced their love languages to be. I've never been a "words of affirmation" girl, but learning that David was likely a "words of affirmation" kind of guy has made the Psalms come alive eve
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book talks about how the 5 love languages apply to our relationship with God. The author briefly talked about the 5 love languages. He then looked at each love language (words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch) and discussed how God has shown His love to us in each of these ways. He also provided stories about how people with that primary love language felt most connected to and loved by God (like through studying the Bible, prayer, giving, serving oth ...more
Rachael Marsceau
I loved this! Without a doubt, this is my favorite Chapman book I've read so far. It was beautiful to see him pull from Scripture instances where Christ displayed each of the five love languages (even though some I'll admit were a bit of a stretch). I was uncomfortable with the chapter on physical touch, because nearly all the personal examples he gave smacked of Pentecostal worship practices, but whatever. I was pleased to read that he doesn't believe the solution to world peace is one world re ...more
Ann T
Nov 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Moody Publishers and Netgalley for an ARC of this book.

I have read a few of the love languages books and was happy to have the opportunity to read this latest book by Gary Chapman.
This book is a continuation of the five love languages theme, written specially in relation to the readers relationship with god. I didn’t find anything particularly new or relevant for myself within this book, however I am sure there are many who will find his useful, especially if new to the love languages
Sep 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Parts of it were really good and very helpful. Other parts seemed to drag and sometimes I couldn't figure out what point the author was making with his story. I may have to read the original Five Love Languages though and I'm going to guess that one might be better.
Sarah F.
Jun 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Christians
A excellent book, actually, if you want to know more about getting closer to God. For me, it helped me understand the different kinds of prayers and expressions of love to God. There are people who find God as they worship in church; there are people who find God in the silence of their meditation. Neither method is better or worse - each are more suited to different people.

I never quite figured out my primary love language, though. Gary Chapman suggests 5 love languages - words of affirmation,
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Your Love Language is important

Gary Chapman is a New York best-selling author of books that treat relationship, marriage, and workplace issues and well-known author of The Five Love Languages as well as the Five Love Languages for Children / Men / Singles / Teenagers. With "God Speaks Your Love Languages" he adds another book that treats this topic.
Chapman states in the introduction that "so many things influence our response to God: culture, family background, life experiences (good and bad), t
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read Mr. Chapman's Five Love Languages- Single Edition before and I really enjoyed it. This Edition is really good as well. It recaps The Five Love Languages Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. He explains how they apply to a believer worships God. For example, 1. Words of Affirmation Praising God through prayer thanksgiving. 2.Quality Time Study Scriptures, reading a devotional book, mediating. 3. Gifts Money, Meeting The physical Needs of others, a ...more
Michelle Kidwell
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing

God Speaks Your Love Language
How to Experience and Express God's Love
by Gary Chapman
Moody Publishers

Northfield Publishing
Pub Date 04 Sep 2018

I am reviewing a copy of God Speaks Your Love Language through Moody Publishers and Netgalley:

This book will help the reader to feel God’s love more peesonally!

Gary Chapman reminds us that God speaks a language of love, and in time we learn to speak that language ourselves. In this book we are shown how we can give and receive God’s love through t
Tamara Morning
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spiritual
Title: God Speaks Your Love Language
Author: Gary Chapman
Genre: Christian
Rating: 4 out of 5

Millions of people say The 5 Love Languages saved their marriage. Now Gary Chapman applies those love languages to God and those who follow Him.

Some people see God as an impersonal, far away deity, but He is really an up-close-and-personal Father who chooses to speak to us in the language we are most comfortable with. This book both reveals ways that God speaks to us in each love language and shows us ways
Kathleen Garber
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the original 5 Love Languages 9 years ago and LOVED it. This offshoot of that book is equally good. I believe the book was divinely inspired because of course the Bible was written long ago and was inspired by God. God Speaks Your Love Language makes multiple references to the Bible stories that show how God uses all 5 love languages to communicate with us. He also shows how believers communicate with God in different ways.

It all seems so obvious that it had me wondering how I didn’t see
May 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages (words of affirmation, acts of service, physical touch, quality time, and giving/receiving gifts), says that “it is my hypothesis that people experience God’s love more deeply when God speaks in their primary love language.” Each chapter ends with questions for reflection / discussion.
Jan 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book would be great for a Bible study or for ideas for preparing a sermon. It has a lot of helpful reflections and encouragement for anyone seeking to deeper their relationship with God or expand their calling to love and support other people.
Michelle Poirier
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A truly remarkable book. I haven’t had these many “a ha” moments since I was a kid in bible study meetings. I would recommend this book to anyone needing to reconnect with God’s love for us. I’m so happy I read this book 🙏❤ ...more
Feb 28, 2019 rated it liked it
I started this book asking myself why am I reading this. It was for a group at church. It seemed fairly basic. The last two chapters are what really got me. It talked about how to actually do things and stretch yourself. I enjoyed that. I also enjoyed the discussion in our group.
Candy Shepard
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not at all what I expected.
Comprehensive Bible message.
Kristie Pendred
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such awesome ideas on how to show God love in each love language.
Nikari Terranova
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well rounded clinically researched material on how to relate to other people and how God speaks to you. Refreshing and inspirational!
Marcus Goncalves
Sep 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Great book, but a lot of it was from its original Five Love Languages, not getting to the depths I was hoping for. It hits on ways God may be speaking our Love Language, which is insightful.
Dec 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, read-2009
I found this book thought-provoking and helpful. I'd already read the basic Five Love Languages book by the same author, and was pretty sure I knew my preferred 'languages' of love (touch and quality time). This book looks at them in the light of how we best related to God, and how he gets our attention. It was reassuring to see that my reluctance to use certain styles of worship or prayer may simply stem from the ways I express love, and it was also useful to understand better how other people ...more
Jul 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Yes
Recommended to Jagzier by: Found it on line
I think if you read the five love languages first, it would bring deeper meaning to this book. It is interesting, since becoming engaged in September 2009, I feel like it has been revealed to me that there is something about marriage that God wants us to learn about his character and how we have a relationship with Him. As I have been on this journey of discovery, I believe that this book is yet another piece of that puzzle. In learning how to love our spouse, what our own love language is, and ...more
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading about how God speaks our love language. Gary Chapman used Scripture as the foundation for explaining about the different love langauges and he gave us examples of people's life stories. You can either use this book with your devotions as a personal time with God, or it can be used as a study guide in a group of people.


1. Understanding the Five Love Languages

2. God Speaks Love Language #1: Words of Affirmation

3. God Speaks Love Language #2: Quality Time

4. God Speaks Love
Kevin Schulthies
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book! A must read. (or LISTEN to in my case) Based on the Concepts of the Five Love Languages. Basically how you feel, take in and express Love, appreciation, acceptance etc.

This book Totally explains a ton about why we feel the way we do, with things such as church (why some parts work for us, and other things nothing, or even erk us)
Why sometimes we feel close to God and other times not. And how best to deal with it.

Not only explains those things, but challenges us to learn all the langu
Nov 11, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: If anyone wants to read the book I highly recommend reading The Five Love Languages first.
The audio book first recaps the five (5) love languages according to Gary Chapman and then explains how to have eternal life through Jesus. The audio book does contain some extra information that the original book, The Five Love Languages, did not contain. This consists of how God shows his love in five different ways and how each person experiences God's love differently depending on their own love language. This book did not go as in depth about how God speaks our love language as I would have ...more
Rhonda Sarantis
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
I value this author's work. I read the original book in the series when a counselor said it was one of the best communication books that will improve relationships. So I picked this up at a yard sale when I realized it was the same author. This book reaffirms something Cindy has helped me understand: that our Father in Heaven speaks to us using the "language" we are most comfortable with. He works within our learning system to verify his existence, and, as we draw closer to Him and understand ho ...more
Nov 23, 2015 rated it liked it
I love the idea of this book so much. It just didn't really get to the depths I was hoping for. While he hits on certain ways God may be speaking our Love Language to us, there seem to be so many more examples that could have drawn readers in to God's love.

The best part about this book was the way it encouraged me to think about the many ways God speaks our Love Language to us (beyond what's actually suggested in the book). It has helped me in my evangelization efforts to desire to connect each
Sep 15, 2014 rated it did not like it
this has a good psychology base to it, the principle of the 5 languages could be very useful in certain circumstances- ie marriage difficulties, however, to turn it into a theology, and a method through which to view the world, i feel , is a grave mistake. it could be taken as a cop out, 'that isn't my primary love language, so i dont need to do it'. there was not enough stress on a person becoming a balanced fully rounded personality. my final take on the book it that it is yet another vehicle ...more
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book changed the way I look at my relationship with God and others. After reading this book I can understand more of the different ways God shows his love to myself and others. This book is amazing for the fact that it acknowledges that God made us all unique. God is love and we are all looking for love but we receive it in different ways. It also explains why some people choose to worship God in different ways and how none of these ways are wrong but just an expression of their love langua ...more
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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 forty years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his first book in the Love Language series, The 5 Love Languages®: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. Millions of readers credit t ...more
“In the heart of the teenager, love has to do with connection, acceptance, and nurture. Connection requires the physical presence of the parent and meaningful communication. Acceptance implies unconditional love regardless of the behavior of the teen. Nurture is feeding the spirit of the teen with encouragement and comfort. The opposite of connection is abandonment. The opposite of acceptance is rejection. And the opposite of nurture is abuse—physical or verbal. Any teenager who feels abandoned, rejected, or abused will almost certainly struggle with self-worth, meaning, and purpose.” 0 likes
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