I tend to read many books on relationships. I believe that I always have something to learn when it comes to how I relate to my spouse, my co workers, and my friends. So when I was offered the chance to review The Seven Laws of Love by Dave Willis, I was intrigued and jumped at the opportunity to review the book.
The book is divided into two parts. The first section is entitled “the Laws of Love”. I believe that Dave does a good job defining each law of love practically while including a Biblical exegesis for the specific law. The different laws mentioned in section one are Commitment, sacrifices, truth, fear, grace, healing, and the fact that it lives forever. I felt that Dave did a good job encouraging readers to possess a Biblical view of love in the way that we treat one another.I particularly enjoyed his chapter on grace. He challenges us in the grace chapter on the truth that we cannot experience and receive grace unless we are extending grace. His point is that those who have truly experienced grace can do nothing but extend grace to others. You will enjoy Dave’s humorous, motivating, story-telling, and inspiring way of writing. It is a very easy and motivating approach to writing.
The second section of the book is entitled “love in action.” This is where Dave gets very specific about the different relationships that we face regularly. He discusses the marital relationships, families, neighbors, friends, enemies, and our Heavenly Father. Once again, Dave’s delivery will inspire you to take real practical action to apply the different laws of love in section one to the different relationships in your life explained in section two. I do feel a bit of criticism with this section to a degree. I felt at times that Dave was writing specifically to marital relationships throughout this book. He seeks to address all relationships but the overwhelming narrative that I felt in the writing of this book was to married couples. So, even though there are specific chapters for different relationships, the narrative in its entirety is predominantly toward the marital relationship.
As a whole, I would recommend the book to couples and those with kids. I believe that Dave does do a fantastic job addressing these specific two relationships. His laws applied to our relationships can transform the Christian community and its perception to the unchurched tremendously to the point where the unchurched might be more interested in what Christians possess.
Note: I received this book free from the publisher through the Booklookbloggers.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive/negative review.