Aloha, readers! Ready for love?! Gary Chapman is the author of the bestselling “The 5 Love Languages”, which has sold more than 10 million worldwide for over 25 years and has been translated into 50 languages. Dr. Chapman travels the world presenting seminars on marriage, family, and relationships, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations.

Having been in business selling books for nearly 12 years ourselves, we have seen this book in many different covers and editions and each is still a steady seller. So what makes this book so popular?

Gary Chapman’s universal concepts have been helping people to learn to express and receive love as translated through these five “love” languages: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch. Brilliantly, “The 5 Love Languages” are accessible to everybody.

Keeping our relationships fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life can be challenging! Imagine taking the tensions you may have in your relations and converting them into things that bring you closer. Even for those that already think they “got it good”, there’s always room to grow! Who knows, you might learn something more about your partner you didn’t realize! This is one of those books that people come in specifically to buy because their friends recommended it! It is also remarkable how many men come into the store to buy this book for a friend who “really needs this right now!” We also hear folks tell other people how well it has done for themselves and their friends! This is why we regularly carry this book. “The 5 Love Languages” is a great, short read that has a lasting impact, and one we will always recommend.


Ed and Cynthia Justus are owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.


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