Love That Works: The Art and Science of Giving

Love That Works: The Art and Science of Giving

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by Bruce Brander
     
 

This original, highly readable book poses a clear distinction between our customary form of love, which almost guarantees failure, and higher, more generous ways of loving that can succeed and enrich both individuals and society as a whole. Love That Works draws on history, psychology, and the theology and science of love to offer a proposal on how to be

Overview

This original, highly readable book poses a clear distinction between our customary form of love, which almost guarantees failure, and higher, more generous ways of loving that can succeed and enrich both individuals and society as a whole. Love That Works draws on history, psychology, and the theology and science of love to offer a proposal on how to be successful in love and romance. It starts by showing why love fails to meet expectations, often ending sadly or even tragically.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932031775
Publisher:
Templeton Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Read an Excerpt

This original book from Bruce Brander offers a fresh look at love and romance. Brander draws examples from history, psychology, science, and theology to point out the usual sources of failure in the quest to experience love. He then presents a plan that leads us to a successful, more generous way of loving that enriches both individuals and society. The encouraging message of this book is that we all have the capacity to experience love that continues to grow. We discover that it is not necessary to fall in love; we can learn to rise to love.

What People are saying about this

Stephen G. Post
Bruce Brander has written an absolutely splendid book which highlights the many problems associated with a culture that primarily thinks of love in the context of fleeting romantic attractions.
Case Western Reserve University
Les and Leslie Parrott
You owe it to yourself - and your love life - to read this book.
Seattle Pacific University
Jean Bethke Elshtain
Love That Works is a lively, well-crafted text that delves into the rich, multiple meanings of love. This is a book for everyone.
University of Chicago

Meet the Author

Bruce Brander is an international journalist and author of several books on travel and social philosophy. He has been a staff writer and photographer of newspapers in New Zealand and the United States, was a writer and editor for National Geographic, and for twelve years served as a traveling journalist and editor for World Vision, a global relief and development agency. Bruce Brander lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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