More than one million readers have turned to this book to learn the secret to more meaningful relationships. Dr Alan Loy McGinnis, pastor and counsellor, demonstrates that the friendship factor — the essential ingredient of warmth and caring — is at the heart of each relationship. In recognizing that friendship is the springboard to every other love, McGinnis shows readers how to be a warmer, more loving person, how to communicate better, and how to resolve tension in their relationships. With captivating case histories and anecdotes about such famous people as George Burns, Howard Hughes, and C.S. Lewis, McGinnis shares the secret of how to love and be loved.