It is February, which means a couple things. First, it is Black History Month. Second, with Valentine’s smack-dab in the middle of this month, it is a month of love. Finding a book of the month that incorporates both of these themes was not difficult—a simple Google search can find you some doozies (and as goes the Romance Novel genre, many titles I found are inappropriate even just to list, so I simply ordered them and moved along). However, finding one with a faith motif was a bit more of a stretch, so I opted to encourage you to reflect on and celebrate Black History Month in your own way, while still picking a book that has love and faith at its center.
February’s Book of the Month is the #1 New York Times Bestseller The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts.
This book has sold over 8 million copies, and for good reason—it has, at its crux, what is at the core of each of us: a deep-rooted need to be loved. While written with husbands and wives in mind, the principles espoused in this book—that different people feel love through different, simple means—can be applied to relationships across the board. Figuring out how to best love those around you, well, is a loving thing to do, and, in so doing, you will find yourself impacting the world around you in a deeper, truer way.
This is a great book to read with your mate, or for your mate.
The 5 Love Languages is available for checkout in the VU Resource Center located in the ECHO office.