In the light of my tenth wedding anniversary, I decided to (re)read this book Original Love. While the book focusses most on marriage relationships, the principles it presents are relevant to all of our relationships. This book answers the question of why human relationships are so often the source of frustration and pain and what the antidote for this is. In this book you will learn about Agape, which is the real love; the "original" love. Agape is perfectly reflected in the Father and Son relationship, and God's plan was for the beauty of Agape to also be reflected in the marriage relationship. You will learn how Satan marred it all by introducing "Eros", a selfish, false kind of love- making it the default type of "love" in human beings. You will also read how God has gone about to restore Agape in His people. As I read, I sometimes felt uncomfortable, as it's not pleasant to admit that we are by nature selfish, self-seeking and self-centered. But if you're willing to swallow your discomfort and read on, you'll find there's hope of restoration, and a renewed vision for your relationships. You won't view your marriage the same way after reading this and you will have gained a new appreciation of God, who is truly Agape.
I wish I could have had the ‘Comforter’ as a guide when I was 18 years old or even before I ever thought about getting married, then I would have made better choices. I would have made God my Comforter instead of looking for comfort in food, sexual relationships. I would recommend the ‘Comforter’ to any person from the age 18 and older, especially for the broken-hearted and those who did not had a stable childhood and God being the centre of their lives. This book is helping me with my relationship with God, our Father and His Son, Jesus Christ and in making better decisions in my lifestyle. I feel the writer has closed the gap in literature for non-Christians and Christian. I feel that this book is unique and will help non-Christians in finding a better relationship or understanding of God. Therefore I recommend this book to teachers, marriage-counselors, pastors, missionaries, lay-man and even phyciatrists and social workers. – E. Cooper, Cape Town, RSA