Saturday, August 8, 2009

Everybody Wins

Author: Gary Chapman
Pages:128 (Hardcover)
Genre: Non-fiction/Self-Help
Rating: 4.5/5

I had read a lot about Gary Chapman off late and his book 'The Five Love Languages' has been on the NewYork Times Bestsellers list for quite a while. Since I like expermenting with different genres in my reading, I was quite keen on picking up one his books and that's how I ended up reading this.

"Conflicts are inevitable. Arguing is a Choice" is the message conveyed by the author in his book 'Everybody Wins'. A simple yet very useful guide to resolving conflicts in relationships. Dr.Chapman (director of Marriage and FamilyLife Consultants) provides a blueprint to help couples to achieve a win-win solution to their everyday conflicts and disagreements. He explains what's so bad about arguing and why it is very essential to resolve conflicts, however small they are, rather than build resentments and end up in a failed marriage/relationship.

Drawing examples from his own personal interactions with various couples as a counsellor, Chapman presents a set of stories which anyone can relate to and incorporate the learnings in their own life, to resolve the issues. Each chapter ends with a set of "Principles to Practice" which you can reflect on. Overall, the book is very simple and brief yet extremely useful and can serve as a quick reference guide.

1 comment:

Veens said...

I like the ocver art. I am nto much of a self-help book fan :)