Love like Jesus did.
Uh huh. Got it. Wait! What exactly does that mean? How do I do that? What does that look like in this world without me becoming a doormat or a boundary-less woman running from one need to the next?
Ah! Dr. Les Parrott’s book Love Like That answers these questions with direct examples from Jesus’s life and practical tips for our modern world.
The greatest challenge Jesus gave any of us is to love like He did. ~Les Parrott, Love Like That
Description from Amazon
In this down-to-earth, practical new book, #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Les Parrott provides a simple plan to improve all of your relationships—with family, friends, coworkers, and even strangers. Dr. Parrott takes the latest findings from psychology and sociology and blends them with biblical teaching to reveal five transformative ways of relating to people demonstrated by Jesus himself:
- be mindful
- be approachable
- be grace-filled
- be bold
- be self-giving
Each chapter contains a self assessment, and the results will aid your growth and help you revolutionize your relationships.
What I Thought
Loving like Jesus is an internal quest. It’s not as much about doing as it is about being. ~Les Parrott, Love Like That
I appreciate when books can draw me in with a story that defines the problem, give me some Scripture to consider or add insight, and add some practical tips or steps to think through. Les Parrott does this well in Love Like That.
Highly useful, Dr. Parrott gave clear examples of how we all struggle to love people as Jesus did then he draws on Scripture to show us how Jesus changed things around. For example, how do you love a foul-mouth person that you’d prefer not to be anywhere near? It’s not about bringing them lunch or offering to pay their light bill (unless God directs you to do that, of course), but it’s about offering them grace-filled curiosity. Changing your heart so that you see the person before you rather the behavior that repels you.
The author consistently dives deeper than our actions and focuses on our attitudes. He asks us to think about the thoughts behind our responses and work on our heart that drives our conduct. He leads from a place of believing that who we are directs what we do, admitting along the way that he’s not perfected this either.
The Bottom Line – 5 stars
To really get into this content has been the most transformative book for myself that I’ve ever written for sure. It has probably changed me more than anything I’ve ever done in my life. ~Les Parrott, Love Like That
This is an easy yet thought-provoking read. Much like Jesus’s parables, the concepts are simplistic but will take a lifetime to improve upon. If you want a book that’s highly understandable yet life-challenging, consider Love Like That.
About the Author
Les and Leslie. A husband-and-wife team who not only share the same name, but the same passion for helping others build healthy relationships. Les is a professor of psychology at Northwest University and they are founders of the Center for Healthy Relationships on the campus of Olivet University.
Married in 1984, the Parrotts bring real-life examples to their speaking platform. Their professional training – Leslie as a marriage and family therapist, and Les as a clinical psychologist – ensures a presentation that is grounded, insightful and cutting-edge.
Read more at LesAndLeslie.com.
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