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Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Waterbrook Press
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Ever After: Life Lessons Learned in My Castle of ChaosVicki CourtneyB&H Books / 2013 / Trade Paperback$2.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
$14.99Save 83% ($12.50)
The movies and TV make it look easy. Matchmaking Web sites have it down to a science. Two people connectlove at first sightand the relationship is magical from then on. But the truth is, strong, deep relationships that last a lifetime arent based on the mysterious chemistry of two personalities. Real love in relationshipsfriends, married couples, siblings, parentsisnt a magic act. Its a journey. A great relationship grows from an investment of time and effort.
Kerry and Chris Shook know that deep relationships arent built on initial attractions, but on last thingsthe experience you shared the last time you were with someone . . . the words you spoke with her last week . . . the effort you made for him the last time you were together. And Love at Last Sight offers a one-month relationship plan that will improve your most important bonds, including a weekly focus and daily readings that guide you through the process. By learning to be present in the moment, acting intentionally, risking awkwardness, and learning to let go, youll discover wisdom from the Bible that contradicts what popular culture would have you believe.
Meaningful relationships depend on seeing other people as they are, so that the last time your eyes meet on this earth, your relationship will be closer and deeper than ever before. Love at Last Sight is the last book youll need to get your dearest relationships right.
Another life-changing book from Kerry and Chris Shook
Authors of the best-selling One Month to Live
Your closest relationships will naturally drift apart over time. And chances are, right now, one or more of your most important relationships is less than what you wish it could be.
Now you can change everything and take steps to reconnect with the people who really matterand we dont mean by connecting on Facebook! This thirty-day program guides you step-by-step to deeper, more satisfying relationships by developing four forgotten but powerful relational arts for changing, improving, and repairing the relationships you care about most:
Week 1 The Art of Being All There
Week 2 The Art of Acting Intentionally
Week 3 The Art of Risking Awkwardness
Week 4 The Art of Letting Go
Learn the secrets that will lead you to healthy relationships with the most important people in your lifestarting today!
People are created for connection and community. Were each designed with a desire for knowledge and intimacy. But it doesnt just happen. It takes intentionality and a willingness to work. In Love at Last Sight, my good friends Kerry and Chris Shook reveal some practical and powerful steps that will help you cultivate your relationships. Whether youre seeking to strengthen your friendships or looking for ways to enrich your marriage, the tools in this book will help you experience the most out of every significant relationship in your life. Ed Young, pastor of Fellowship Church and author of The Creative Marriage
Healthy relationships are essential for life, marriage, and family. Love at Last Sight provides counsel for developing a love that lasts and creating a legacy for generations to come. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church
Love at Last Sight sheds new light on taking care of your relationships today. We have so many tools to help us communicate, yet so many relationships are in shambles. Chris and Kerry Shook give sound advice for putting those we love first and practical tips to make our love last. Craig Groeschel, pastor of LifeChurch.tv and author of The Christian Atheist
"I love Kerry and Chris. And I love this book. One of my deep desires is to invest the best part of me in those who are closest to me. This book will give you the inspiration and practical tools you need to do just that."
Mark Batterson, pastor of National Community Church and author of Primal, Wild Goose Chase, and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
"People are created for connection and community. Were each designed with a desire for knowledge and intimacy. But it doesnt just happen. It takes intentionality and a willingness to work. In Love at Last Sight, my good friends Kerry and Chris Shook reveal some practical and powerful steps that will help you cultivate your relationships. Whether youre seeking to strengthen your friendships or looking for ways to enrich your marriage, the tools in this book will help you experience the most out of every significant relationship in your life."
Ed Young, pastor of Fellowship Church and author of The Creative Marriage
"Healthy relationships are essential for life, marriage, and family. Love at Last Sight provides counsel for developing a love that lasts and creating a legacy for generations to come."
Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church
"Love at Last Sight sheds new light on taking care of your relationships today. We have so many tools to help us communicate, yet so many relationships are in shambles. Chris and Kerry Shook give sound advice for putting those we love first and practical tips to make our love last."
Craig Groeschel, pastor of LifeChurch.tv and author of The Christian Atheist
Praise for One Month to Live
"If you want new urgency, fresh purpose, and a sharper focus for your life, then this book is for you. Read it and your future may be changed forever!"
Lee Strobel, author of The Case for the Real Jesus
"One Month to Live by Kerry and Chris Shook will add value to the life of every person who reads it. The questions asked and the Make It Count Moments in the book will stir your soul and inspire you to begin, today, to make the rest of your life more meaningful. What Kerry and Chris present in One Month to Live could be life altering."
Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager and Know Can Do!
"Regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey, One Month to Live will challenge you to passionately live the life you were made for and leave an eternal legacy."
Bill Hybels, best-selling author and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church
ruthhill74Yelm, WAAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good Couples StudyDecember 8, 2013ruthhill74Yelm, WAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I wasn't sure I would like this book when I began. After all, I'm not married (but I hope to be within a few years!). Right away, I realized that the authors had done a fantastic job of including more than the marriage relationship. What they teach you applies to all relationships. They base all their advice on sound Biblical and relational principles.
I will tell you that I did not actually do their suggested daily assignments in the book. I think that this book would be great for a small group Bible study where you could share those things in a journal form and weekly with the others in the group.
The things that really stood out to me in this book were being yourself with the special people in your life and not leaving when things don't go right. This is about love at last sight, not first sight. Hollywood has inundated out culture with romantic ideas that are absolutely unrealistic, and they are basically self-centered. When we realize that true love is action and not a feeling, it will definitely make a difference in our relationships.
ali4Age: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5July 29, 2013ali4Age: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4insightful to explaining the importance of relationships and suggestions how to renew and replenish them
bob lAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5We are reading it (wife and I) together & good.January 4, 2013bob lAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We are reading it (wife and I) together & this book is good, as the LORD is showing us that life is good and helping us to grow. We will do our best to share these ideas with our eight children and the 19 grand children. Thanks.
Mama MiragePacific Northwest, USAAge: 25-34Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5Not as good as I'd hopedNovember 18, 2012Mama MiragePacific Northwest, USAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 2Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1"Everything you've been taught about relationships is wrong."
This tagline grabs your attention when you read the writeup on the back cover of "Love At Last Sight: 30 Days To Deepen Your Closest Relationships" by Kerry & Chris Shook.
I thought this book has some really good things to say. It makes no excuses for the fact that relationships really do take commitment and hard work to maintain, just like anything else worthwhile in this world.
The content of this entire book could have been clearly and effectively edited into a few chapters. The whole dragging it out into a 30-day study thing really sucked the momentum out of my reading.
The Biblical connections could have been stronger- I felt that the connection between God/the Bible and successful relationships sometimes felt forced, and in places where I could and would have been able to smoothly show a clear link if I had been the writer, there was none mentioned in the book. This made the book feel very "baby Christian-ish" to me. I wanted to see some spiritual tools, some real meat; I didn't want to have to slog through milk for a month to get to it.
The Bottom Line:
For me, the bottom line is that this could have been a great book for those who are young in body or young in Christ but I think that the long drawn out nature of the book would be a real turn-off to anyone. I'm blessed to be able to say that much of what my parents taught me about love and relationships was in fact, NOT wrong.
**I have received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for review purposes. The opinions expressed herein are my own and have not been influenced by the publisher.
the Iron Cobra2 Stars Out Of 5Better for those who prefer routines.November 10, 2011the Iron CobraQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 1I tried to read it; I tried to like it; I tried to get into it; I tried to "feel" the passion for marriage that the authors have ... but I stalled out at page 118 many months ago ... and the book sat - and honestly, I "forgot" about it. I want to move on with Blogging for Books, so I knew I had to post a review to get my next book AND SO I made it to page 133 ... and I'm just done with this book. Sorry :(
It may just be ME. I was excited at first when I requested this book. I'm always up for learning more about marriage relationships in a godly light - or being encouraged in my marriage - or being challenged to do something new for my marriage ... but this book fell flat for me. Maybe it is because I am not really familiar with Kerry & Chris Shook and their ministry ... or maybe (and probably more honestly so) it is because I am inundated by books that challenge us methodically to follow a certain pattern to work on a marriage (a'la "The Love Dare" associated with the movie Fireproof). I don't do well with things like that - I start out doing what I'm ask - but if there isn't any REAL meaning TO ME behind what I am doing, it fizzles. Fast. That's what Love at Last Sight did for me too.
IF you like organized, routinely planned things on your calendar, then YOU might love Love at Last Sight. It contains a one month relationship plan to help your most cherished relationship. And there are plenty of Bible principles to think about in the book. And by the way, the book is not just for marriages but applicable supposedly for ALL your closest relationships.
For me though, I'm going to gift my copy to someone who will appreciate it more than I have.
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