This review was first published on May 30th, 2014 at Panorama of a Book Saint.
TITLE: When Sorry Isn't Enough: Making Things Right with Those You Love
AUTHOR: Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas
PUBLISHER: Chicago, IL: Northfield Publishing, 2013, (176 pages).
Previously released under the title, "The Five Love Languages of Apology," Chapman understands the intricate connections needed for going beyond mere sorry. When authentic apology meets understanding among all, we have genuine forgiveness. The authors assert that because "people are incurably moral," not only do they seek to do right, they are inclined to try righting any wrongs. The key is to learn how to do that. The five types of apology are as follows:
- "I'm Sorry" - expressing regret
- "I was wrong" - accepting responsibility
- "How can I make it right?" - Making restitution
- "I want to change" - Genuine repentance
- "Can you find it in your heart?" - requesting forgiveness.