ABOUT THE BOOK:
The secret to great relationships—just for teens
#1 New York Times bestselling book The 5 Love Languages® has sold over 10 million copies, helping countless relationships thrive. Simply put, it works. But do the five love languages work for teens, for their relationships with parents, siblings, friends, teachers, coaches, and significant others? Yes!
Introducing A Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages, the first-ever edition written just to teens, for teens, and with a teen's world in mind. It guides emerging adults in discovering and understanding their own love languages as well as how to best express love to others.
This highly practical book will help teens answer questions like:
- What motivates and inspires me?
- What does it mean to be a caring friend?
- What communicates love to my family?
- What is the best way to get along with the opposite sex?
- A straight-forward overview of the 5 love languages
- A profile/assessment instrument specifically geared to teens
- Practical examples/tips for how to apply each language in a teen’s context
- Graphics that drive home key concepts
MY REVIEW: 5 stars. I’m no stranger to Gary Chapman’s Love Language books. Unlike a lot of well-meaning Christian advice that usually lacks in clinical judgment and hurts rather than helps people, the 5 Love Language books stand up to tried and true evidence-based practice and is a helpful guide for anyone looking to improve their relationships of all types.
I’m not sure how well-received self-help books written to teenagers are. I mean, seriously, a teenager clashing with their parents is not going to thing “maybe I should go to the bookstore and find a book that will help me get along with my parents better.” That’s just not the way teenagers work. Parents trying to force self-help material on their children will most likely result in the child never looking at it, or if they are forced to look at it, they will be negatively biased to the words simply because someone is forcing them to read it. I did rate this as 5 stars because I approve of the advice and the message. I’m just saying I don’t know very many teenagers who are actually going to be open to a book like this, at least not on their own. Perhaps it can be used as lessons in Sunday school or youth group meetings with better effect.
The price is too high for such a thin book. Other books that size usually sell for around $8 and this one is $13.99 for a thin little paperback.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for a review. I was not required to post a positive review, and all opinions are my own.