Item description for Love: Fulfilling the Ultimate Quest by James P. Gills...
Overview LOVE: The sweetest word in any language. Who understands it? We can't see love or grab hold of it. We often don't know how to accept love, and we;re most afraid of expressing it to others. Young or old, prince or pauper, we long to love and be loved more than anything in the world. Why does it elude us so? Some fortunate souls find love, but, like expensive perfume left open too long, its sweet aroma evaporates. Where does love go? How can we increase our chances of keeping it? If you've asked similar questions, you have come to the right place. In this book, Jim Gills, husband and father, eye surgeon and athlete, author and devoted man of God, gives substance to love. He doesn't claim to have mastered the art of loving. He simply challenges us all to join him in life's ultimate quest.
Publishers Description LOVE. The Sweetest Word in Any Language.
Who really understands love? We can't see love or grab hold of it. We often don't know how to accept love, and we're most afraid of expressing it to others. In this book, Dr. James P. Gills, husband and father, gives substance to love. He doesn't claim to have mastered the art of loving. He simply challenges you to join him in "life's ultimate quest. " Uncover the essential character of love and discover what real love is under God. Take an in-depth look at the five different types of love used--epithumia, eros, philia, storge, and agape--that summarize the dynamics of love. In addition to these five, Dr. Gills adds two more types of love selfishness and commitment.Each page includes famous and anonymous quotes about love to inspire you. At the end reference pages to Scriptures on love is provided for further study. About the Author James P. Gills, M.D., is the founder and director of St. Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute in Tarpon Springs, Florida. In addition to earning a reputation as the most experienced cataract surgeon in the world, he as directed his life to restoring more than physical vision. Dr. Gills has been an active author about spiritual topics for many years. His books include "The Unseen Essential," "A Biblical Economics Manifesto"; "Darwinism Under the Microscope"; "Come Unto Me"; and "Rx for Worry: A Thankful Heart."
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Studio: Creation House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.66" Width: 5.92" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.43 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2002
Publisher CHARISMA HOUSE #135
ISBN 0884199339 ISBN13 9780884199335
Availability 0 units.
More About James P. Gills
James P. Gills, M.D., is the founder and director of St. Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute in Tarpon Springs, Florida. In addition to earning a reputation as the most experienced cataract surgeon in the world, he has dedicated his life to restoring more than physical vision. Dr. Gills has been a prolific author of books with spiritual topics for many years. His books include "Exceeding Gratitude for the Creator's Plan; Believe and Rejoice; Overcoming Spiritual Blindness; Resting in His Redemption; "and" God's Prescription for Healing."
James P. Gills currently resides in Tarpon Springs, in the state of Florida. James P. Gills was born in 1934.
Reviews - What do customers think about Love: The Ultimate Quest?
A Disappointing Read... Mar 22, 2007
It's really hard to say anything negative about a book written by a physician who loves Christ and appears to be dedicated to serving Him and others.
But after reading this book, I have to say that it is in desperate need of a good copy editor. Dr. Gills tries to talk about love and contrast it to selfishness, but the copy is often unfocused and wandering and the reader is unsure where he's headed from page to page. Strangely, all the even numbered pages just have random quotes on the subject of love, that actually distract from trying to follow the flow of the chapters. Although I'm sure his intent with the book is to glorify Christ and edify the church, his readers would be much better served by skipping this book and reading something really worthwhile on the subject like The Four Loves or Sacred Marriage.