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The Love Languages of God: How to Feel and Reflect Divine Love

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  304 ratings  ·  37 reviews
The best-selling author of "The Five Love Languages" series has written a book everyone should read! Once you discover your primary love language in human relationships, you can assume that will be your primary love language in your relationship with God. Whether we are speaking to God or He is speaking to us - we are feeling God's love and presence most strongly in one pa ...more
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Published January 1st 2004 by Northfield Publishing (first published 2002)
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Oct 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Gary Chapman first wrote thThe FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES the book that explains how we love others. I have gained a parcel of wisdom from reading this book. He goes on to write the LOVE LANGUAGES OF CHILDREN then THE LOVE LANGUAGES OF TEENAGERS. Now comes a book that will affirm your love language as well as acknowlege you communication with GOD. The same love language you speak most often to others will be the one God uses with you. A short, wonderful read!
Tiffany Tubville
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gary Chapman does a good job of taking the Five Love Languages and relating it to our personal relationship with God, how He shows love to us, how we feel closer to Him and feel loved, and how we share our love for God to others. I had never thought of it related to my love languages (quality time and acts of service), but it makes more sense now! I feel closest to God through spending quality time reading the Bible, and I like to share my love for God through making meals and helping others thr ...more
Meghan L
Apr 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, non-fiction
This book was really great; full of information, Biblical verses, and lovely stories from people that Gary Chapman has come across in his travels. From a personal viewpoint, though, I'm only more confused about my own love language. It made me doubt what I've believed mine to be, but I can't figure out what it is. I want to try reading another of his books about love languages to see if it will help me discover more about myself. ...more
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have read a number of Gary Chapman's books, but this one really stands out from the rest. The reason is because it's not dealing with human to human relationships, but rather with our relationship to and with the God of the universe. God the Father incarnated and displayed words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service, gifts, and physical touch through the life and ministry of His Son, Jesus Christ. Likewise we can give back to God using all 5 of these methods. Words of affirmation = pra ...more
Aug 22, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, religion
This is my second love languages book. The first one I read was the one aimed at parents. That book changed the way i viewed relationships and I have applied the concept with great success since then. The idea that this would apply not just to human relationships, but our relationship with the divine intrigued me as well.
This book did not disappoint. Self-knowledge is not one of my strengths and I still had not figured out what my primary love language was. Now I know, It is Physical Touch. Thi
Jul 03, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read The Five Love Languages about seven years ago. It was inspiring and thought-provoking and affected my life in that knowing my love language and finding out that of my love's helped make our relationship stronger. Now Chapman wants to do that with our relationship with God. His theory is that God speaks all five love languages and speaks to us in our own love language, and we worship Him best in our primary love language as well -- although we should branch out and learn to worship him in ...more
Mar 11, 2012 rated it liked it
It was definitely more of a slow read than the original. I couldn't bring myself to read it often and usually only on Sunday. However, there were some good insights, illustrations and stories. The point was that even though we have a primary love language that we use and works best if used on us, God loves us in all five love languages. Our primary for others is usually our primary for loving God. I suppose I show love to God by my acts of service to others and through my obedience to His will. ...more
May 20, 2011 rated it liked it
It was good but not GREAT. I had a few "Ahhh-haaa" moments with things I had never thought about before. I really wish I had read the original 5 Love Languages book first, but I couldn't get my hands on a copy in time for book club. I think the author is a good story teller and it kept my interest. However, I didn't finish the book -- I simply ran out of time before it was due back at the library, but I got the main points and it will forever change how I look and think about MY relationship wit ...more
Nov 20, 2013 rated it liked it
This is one of several books by the author explaining his idea of how love is expressed -- thru words of affirmation, acts of service, physical touch, quality time, and gifts. I understand where he comes up with his ideas, but I don't agree with some of the finer points of his explanations. It's a book that is "reader friendly" and will not offend those who read and do not consider themselves Christians. I think it may verge on the edge of coming up with a concept and finding scripture to suppor ...more
May 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book help me find my own love language better than the first book of his that I read. It also showed me my how my children each have a different love language. I loved how it connected me more with God also. Here I was reading this during one of the most difficult of times, as I struggled with my oldest.

Such a blessing to me that I happened on to this book during one of my weekly visits to the library.
Finished reading The Love Languages of God by Gary Chapman. This was a book that described how we show our love to God and others and how God shows his love to us. It talks the five primary love languages, but I have yet to figure out mine. My wife thinks it is touch. I think it could be words of encouragement or quality time. I have no idea. For my wife, it is gifts. I need to do a better job in speaking her love language.
Aug 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone, great for any kind of relationship
Recommended to Julie by: friend
I've re-read this book. Read it when it first came out, but didn't remember much. It's a great book, and everything is sticking this time in my brain. If you learn, understand, and apply your family and friends' love language it will take your relationships to a new level! I highly recommend this book. ...more
Nathan Marchand
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Better than I expected. Chapman effectively illustrates how God uses the five love languages to relate to humans. I've read several of Chapman's other books on the five languages, but I had my doubts he could effectively explain how all of them are used by God. For the most part, he succeeds, and it has given me some insights into my own relationship with Him. ...more
Apr 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Excellent. Inspirational. There are cultural religions in all parts of the world--they practice what they learned from their elders and society. A "Christian" without the 'God Connection' is a shackle of Satan, inoculated by his/her culture from truly seeking God and connecting with Him. ...more
May 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Nothing earth-shattering. Especially if you've read any of his other books. I feel like there was a lot of redundancy and that some of his examples broke down. I'm glad I listened to the audio version. ...more
May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
I learned a lot from this book: how different people worship God in their love language. I liked how Gary Chapman encouraged us to feel/experience God's love in not just our primary love language. Great principles! ...more
Amy Jo
Jul 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, learning
Enjoyed the book. Although it's the same love language message it really gave me new perspective on my relationship with God, how we each experience him in our own way. It's a keeper for me and will read it again ...more
Mandy Redwine
Jul 27, 2007 rated it really liked it
Excellent book. Changed the way I receive love.
Lizzy B
Feb 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
An encouraging and thouroughly biblical exposition of the five love languages idea. Truly brilliant for understanding God and human relationships. Accesible, simple and insightful.
Mar 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Christians who wish to learn how to communicate with God more effectively
This is a follow up to Chapman's 'Five Love Languages', and like that book is also very accessible and easy to read. ...more
Apr 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Very good book about how we look for love in all the wrong places and also how God shows us love in the ways that we need it; if we are willing to take the time to realize it.
Aug 01, 2008 rated it it was ok
You need to read his opus: Five Love Languages. This is a line-extension attempt that did not work particularly well for me.
Jan 14, 2009 rated it liked it
It used the analogies as "Five Love Languages" but in reference to God. I again was a "physical touch", I feel God's presence for instance! I hear Him occasionally in my spirit...mind. ...more
Jun 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
Totally changed the way I viewed and interacted with others.
Stephanie Blake
Aug 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Gary Chapman is well known for his "Love Language" books. I especially enjoyed this one, which put the emphasis on how God loves us. ...more
Dec 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
good to know for relationships.
Another case of reading two books hoping to hammer some of the principles home. I enjoyed Chapman's The Five Love Languages and decided to do a follow-up. Recommended! ...more
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spiritual
So good to know of the 5 love languages:
Words of Affirmation
Quality Time
Acts of Service
Physical Touch
Christina Sidaras
This made me understand different styles of worship and made me more in touch with how personal a relationship with Christ really is.
Aug 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
A lot overlapped the original love languages book, but it was interesting how we love God and how we feel His love in return.
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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

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