Sunday, May 8, 2011
Love at Last Sight by Kerry and Chris Shook
In this book the authors show us how everything we know about how relationships should work is wrong. We are taught by the world, and movies, and books, that everything is based on initial attractions, and that if things fall apart, they aren't meant to be. The authors show us that in order to have the deep relationships we all long for, we have to work at it. It is not about changing the other person, but ourselves with God's help. It's about improving not only marriages, but familial relationships and close friendships.
They walk you through 30 days of being present in the moment, of acting intentionally, risking awareness, and learning to let go. You learn how to see the other person for who they are and to accept them and the changes we all go through. As we change, which we all do, we need to accept that the dynamics of a relationship will change too.
I initially got this to work on my marriage. Let's face it, most of us who are married wish that things were as they first were when we married the other person. With this book, I learned that as we change and events happen to us that the relationship will change too. Sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad. It is up to us to make the change, either improve the relationship or chip away at it destructively.
I would definitely recommend this book to others. I think it would be a great book for pastors and churches to have to help those who are struggling in their relationships. As an added bonus, the authors have a web site you can log onto for advise or to just talk things out.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.