The book Love Is a Verb: Stories of What Happens When Love Comes Alive by Gary Chapman is both nothing special and something wonderful. It is nothing special in that it is a simple collection of anecdotes. It is wonderful in that it uses these tales to tell the truth of how love can change everything.

The book is a followup to Chapman’s series of books all stemming from his 1990 book, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. In that, he explains how different people communicate love differently… some needing to hear the words, some needing a touch… yet others needing gifts etc. Love is Verb doesn’t dwell on the how of showing love. Instead, it just tells several short stories of love. It doesn’t focus though on romantic love because, as the title says, love is a verb.

It is an easy read giving examples of personal stories about how the authors learned/experienced love. It is an inspiring and relatable collection of how love can be experienced and shown in so many different ways. Yes, it is simple. Yes, it is short. But you know what? It is full of good and the world needs more of that.

by Chris Doelle