Everything you've been taught about relationships is wrong.
The movies and TV make it look easy. Matchmaking websites have it down to a science. Two people connect-love at first sight-and the relationship is magical from then on. But the truth is, strong, deep relationships that last a lifetime aren't based on the mysterious chemistry of two personalities. Real love in relationships-friends, married couples, siblings, parents-isn't a magic act. It's a journey. A great relationship grows from an investment of time and effort.
Kerry and Chris Shook know that deep relationships aren't built on initial attractions, but on last things-the 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, you'll 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 you'll need to get your dearest relationships right.
©2010 Kerry Shook and Chris Shook (P)2010 Random House
"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. We're each designed with a desire for knowledge and intimacy. But it doesn't 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 you're 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)
"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)
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