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Love Has a Name

Learning to Love the Different, the Difficult, and Everyone Else

Adam Weber

About Love Has a Name

Find a simple yet revolutionary path to loving others, God, and even ourselves by discovering the everyday adventure of entering another person’s story.

Now more than ever, love seems to be absent from our attitudes, words, and actions. We say we love others, but really we don’t. Instead, we’re quick to shake our fists at drivers, judge the stranger who looks strange, and trash the person online who thinks differently than we do. Instead of loving, we hurt, belittle, and overlook people.
 
But there’s a better way. You see, love has a name, and that name is Jesus.
 
Jesus didn’t just talk about love generally; instead, he loved people personally—getting face to face with them, listening to their stories, learning their names.
 
Adam Weber believes this is the secret to love. The chapters of this book record his own journey to understanding how to love, named after the people he’s tried to love well and those who’ve radically loved him. Through these stories—some touching, some difficult, some hilarious—you’ll see what real love looks like in the lives of real people. Sometimes the people we least expect.

Praise

“Loving people is hard! Even on our best days, loving those closest to us can be tough. But the stories Adam tells in Love Has a Name show us that love isn’t as complicated as we sometimes make it. Because love has a name, and that name isn’t Mark or Adam or even yours! That name is Jesus, and when we make love about him, everything else falls into place. Struggling to love? Pick up this book!”—Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker and lead pastor of National Community Church

“In Love Has a Name, Adam Weber shows us how to love people even when it’s painful, tough, and draining. Adam’s writing rejuvenates my soul. This book truly ministered to my heart—my longing not just to love Jesus but to love like him. Grab this book!”—Rashawn Copeland, founder of I’m So Blessed Daily and author of Start Where You Are

“Some of the most powerful moments in our lives are when someone calls us by name. It literally makes our brains fire faster. We feel special. My friend Adam Weber has wrestled this to the ground in Love Has a Name. I’ve watched Adam love people well—he’s the right guy to lead this conversation. Adam points us to the one who knows love like no other: Jesus.—Tyler Reagin, author of The Life-Giving Leader and founder of the Life-Giving Company

“This book is beautifully personal and powerfully universal. With winsome insight and deep compassion, Adam reveals a God who sees and knows us—yet still unstoppably loves us.”—Katherine and Jay Wolf, survivors, advocates, and authors of Suffer Strong and Hope Heals

“In Love Has a Name, Adam Weber destroys the myth that we love based on how we feel. By redefining the way love is demonstrated and acted upon, Adam has given us a field guide for daily love that we will come back to again and again.”—Carlos Whittaker, author of Enter Wild, speaker, and storyteller

About Adam Weber

ADAM WEBER lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He likes typewriters, drives a Rambler, cheers for the Cincinnati Bengals, has 4 chickens, and a dog named Daisy. He's the Founder and Lead Pastor of Embrace, a 10-year-old church that has grown to 6 campuses in two states. He and his beautiful wife, Becky, have four kids: Hudson, Wilson, Grayson and Anderson. Fun fact: He once made worldwide news when a turkey vulture fell out of the sky and onto his back porch during an ice storm. Google it.

Product Details

240 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Aug 25, 2020

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 12

Sneak Peek

Read the first chapter of Love Has a Name. Some people make it really hard to love them. But we can learn how to love better--often from those we would never expect to teach us. This hopeful guide offers a practical approach to loving like Jesus does.  Loving people is hard. Especially when it involves the difficult people in our lives and those different from us. Adam Weber knows firsthand that whether you're new to following Jesus or you've been doing so for decades, loving people can be painful, uncomfortable, and downright exhausting. Now more than ever, love seems to be absent from our attitude, words, and actions. The chapters of this book record Adam's own journey to understanding how to love, named after the people who've radically loved him, or that he's tried to love well. Through these stories--some touching, some difficult, some amusing--you'll see what real love looks like in the lives of real people. Sometimes the people we least expect.

Press Release

Bestselling Author & Pastor Adam Weber Offers a Practical & Challenging Guide to Helping Christians Reach Out to those Who are Different and Difficult to Love
 
Adam Weber, the bestselling author of Talking with God, has served as lead pastor of Embrace Church for the last 10 years and knows it can be painful and downright exhausting to love people well.
 
Now, in Love Has a Name: Learning to Love the Different, the Difficult, and Everyone Else (a WaterBrook Hardcover, on-sale 8/25/20), he points readers to the unique and authentic way that Jesus loves people as a model for everyone. Weber emphasizes that Jesus didn’t just talk about love generally as we often do…Jesus loved people personally and intentionally; he got face-to-face with people. “Jesus shows us that knowing a person’s story is the path to fully loving them,” he says.
 
With his friendly and conversational style, Weber combines biblical teaching with practical advice as he looks at the profound way that Jesus loved the unlovable throughout the Gospels. Far from being a formulaic or a how-to book, Love Has a Name also highlights his own imperfect journey in learning to love others and he shares 27 true stories—some touching, some difficult, some hilarious—from people he’s tried to love well and those who’ve radically loved him. Ranging from chapter themes like “Love Heals Through Unlikely People,” “Love Doesn’t Generalize,” and “Love Flips the Script from Anger to Grace,” readers will see what real love looks like in the lives of real people, sometimes the people they least expect.
 
“This book is about looking to Jesus (not me) and learning how to love based on the way he loves others. I’m clearly a work in progress in this area, so let’s learn together,” Weber says. “Jesus was both grace and truth. And get this: when our words, actions, and lives have both, people will be drawn to the love, God’s love, that flows and spills out of our lives. People won’t be drawn to us, but the Jesus in us.”
 
For more information, visit www.AdamWeber.com

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: Adam Weber is the founder and lead pastor of Embrace, a multi-site church based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The author of Love Has a Name (8/25/20) and the ECPA bestseller Talking with God, he also hosts a podcast called The Conversation. Adam still cheers for the Cincinnati Bengals but no longer drives a Rambler. He's married to his wife, Becky, and has four kids. He also has seven chickens, two dogs, and three fish, but what he really wants is a sheep. Find out more at AdamWeber.com and 
https://www.instagram.com/adamaweber/
https://www.facebook.com/adamaweber/  
https://www.twitter.com/adamweber/ 
 
“(A) sparkling work…Weber challenges readers to embody Christ-like love by befriending those whose stories differ from their own. Instead of judging or trying to fix others (which the author reminds is Jesus’s job, not theirs), Weber promotes seeking common ground, listening to others, and showing respect for differing points of view…Both Christian adults and teens will find Weber’s approach to learning to love practical and personally challenging. —Publishers Weekly


On-Sale: August 25, 2020
Christian Living/Spiritual Growth
ISBN 9781601429476 ● Hardcover ● 240 Pages ● $20.00 US/$27.00 CAN
eBook ISBN 9781601429483 ● eBook $11.99 US/$12.99 CAN
                                                                
Praise for Love Has a Name
“Loving people is hard! Even on our best days, loving those closest to us can be tough. But the stories Adam tells in Love Has a Name show us that love isn’t as complicated as we sometimes make it. Because love has a name, and that name isn’t Mark or Adam or even yours! That name is Jesus, and when we make love about him, everything else falls into place. Struggling to love? Pick up this book!”
Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker and lead pastor of National Community Church
 
“In Love Has a Name, Adam Weber destroys the myth that we love based on how we feel. By redefining the way love is demonstrated and acted upon, Adam has given us a field guide for daily love that we will come back to again and again.”
Carlos Whittaker, author of Enter Wild, speaker, and storyteller
 
“In Love Has a Name, Adam Weber shows us how to love people even when it’s painful, tough, and draining. Adam’s writing rejuvenates my soul. This book truly ministered to my heart—my longing not just to love Jesus but to love like him. Grab this book!”
Rashawn Copeland, founder of I’m So Blessed Daily and author of Start Where You Are
 
“Some of the most powerful moments in our lives are when someone calls us by name. It literally makes our brains fire faster. We feel special. My friend Adam Weber has wrestled this to the ground in Love Has a Name. I’ve watched Adam love people well—he’s the right guy to lead this conversation. Adam points us to the one who knows love like no other: Jesus.”
Tyler Reagin, author of The Life-Giving Leader and founder of the Life-Giving Company
 
“This book is beautifully personal and powerfully universal. With winsome insight and deep compassion, Adam reveals a God who sees and knows us—yet still unstoppably loves us.”
Katherine and Jay Wolf, survivors, advocates, and authors of Suffer Strong and Hope Heals
 
 

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