“This work contains a wealth of truth, conviction, and encouragement on the doctrine and practice of love. The author has spent the greater part of his life and ministry studying this virtue of virtues, being conformed to it, and teaching it to others. If conformity to Christ is your goal, his book will be a helpful companion on your journey.”
I can not say enough about the Live to Love Conference! Norm presented this material in the setting of a Friday night and Saturday Marriage Conference at our church. I am not sure if you are considering it for a marriage / family conference or for a broader audience. Honestly, you can’t go wrong either way. The teaching that Norm brought was Godly, firmly rooted in significant amounts of Scripture, timely, and powerful. I was impacted and convicted in not just my marriage but in every other relationship in my life. I know this is also true for my wife and countless other couples that we have spoken to. Norm also spoke at our Sunday morning service… I have heard nothing but positive reports from that as well. The word he brought will continue to “ripple” in our body for quite sometime. Norm’s teaching style walks the listener from one scripturally grounded truth to the next. It’s easy to listen, easy to follow and extraordinarily challenging to hear. But, I feel like everyone left challenged and hopeful— not dismayed or defeated. We would, and hope to, have Norm back at Heritage soon. On the logistics side, Norm could not be easier to work with through the entire process.
Of all the training or skills we can provide our families, teaching people how to love is a much neglected topic. As a pastor for over 35 years and a homeschool educator, Norm Wakefield’s material on Live to Love has been one of the most effective and insightful tools I have seen in years. We have used his materials for church and family discipleship and found it highly profitable and applicable.