Love That Works: The Art and Science of Giving

Love That Works: The Art and Science of Giving

by Bruce Brander, Ruth Weisberg, Tom Richards
     
 
"Who taught us our oddly unsuccessful kind of love? Why, the princess and the frog, and a girl who lived with dwarfs, and a sooty young woman who lost a glass slipper that, as luck would have it, was found by a handsome prince. Our society is shot through with fables of romance that we absorb from earliest childhood."

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"Who taught us our oddly unsuccessful kind of love? Why, the princess and the frog, and a girl who lived with dwarfs, and a sooty young woman who lost a glass slipper that, as luck would have it, was found by a handsome prince. Our society is shot through with fables of romance that we absorb from earliest childhood."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599470924
Publisher:
Templeton Press
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Pages:
6
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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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

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