About the New Book
The movies and TV make it look easy. Matchmaking Web sites have it down to a science. Two people connect—love at first sight—and the relationship is magic from then on. But the truth is, strong, deep relationships that last a lifetime are not based on the mysterious alchemy 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 relationships are not about initial attractions, but about 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 saw him. And Love at Last Sight offers a one-month relationship plan that will improve your most important bonds, with a weekly focus and daily readings that guide you through the process. From 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, allowing them to see you as you are, and being wisely discerning about the false things you’ve been taught in society. Love at Last Sight is the last book you’ll need to get your dearest relationships right.
Pastors and Church Leaders
Is it even possible to build a relationship that lasts a lifetime? To be more in love the last time you see one another than the first time you met? That’s the Love At Last Sight Challenge. It’s what over 20,000 people in The Woodlands, Texas are launching on September 11, 2010. For the next 30 days they will get face to face with people instead of relying on Facebook, cell phones or email.