Meanderings of a Minister


Love At Last Sight Might Help Make Your Relationship Last Beyond Sight
April 8, 2011, 3:04 am
Filed under: Book Review

If you are like most people, you think that there are many relationships in which you find yourself that you think, “That could have gone better!”  Or maybe you are like many others that have seen relationships fall apart and wondered why.  Still yet, you might have great relationships, but are looking for ways to keep them that way.  If any of this describes you, read on!  If not, you might want to save a few minutes and read the comics.

Having established that you are interested in helping your relationships stay vital, allow me to introduce you to a great book.  Love At Last Sight by Kerry and Chris Shook (Who brought you the 30 days to live campaign) have hit a home run with this simple, active and often intriguing book on relationships.  Normally, books do a good job focusing on romantic relationships, friendships or business relationships.  The Shooks have done a great job of addressing how to improve relationships across the board.

Each day a new concept is introduced as Kerry and Chris help you to look at four key areas of relationships.  They deal with the Art of Being There in which they address how to make sure that you give each other the relational attention you did as you began the relationship.  In addition, they address being proactive in your relationships.  While most of us shift into neutral and watch our relationships go down into the icy waters of indifference, they help us to see how simple, little, incremental decisions can help to make sure we stay steaming on the surface.  One of the best sections of the book is the section in which they address being willing to be uncomfortable as a means of keeping the relationship fresh and vibrant.  Instead of allowing our comfort with each other to act like an anesthetic, they suggest that being awkward enough to express need, anger and feelings just might be the key to making sure that changes in the relationship move it to the right place and level to make sure they last a lifetime.  Lastly, they talk about Letting Go of hurt, insecurity, pride, guilt, selfishness, unrealistic expectation and the shadows of our past as a means of solidying the present and future or our key relationships.

This is not an easy book to read, but it is an even more difficult book to act upon.  It is not that it uses a vast vocabulary or has long chapters or a contrived subject.  It is hard because it calls for, expects and anticipates action on each and every concept.  It requires introspection, but also outer action.  It requires soul-searching, but also an investigation of those with whom we have relationships.  It not only calls for looking in, but looking out and up.

If you ever wished a book would come along with some practical advice, action and activity to help you work on, maintain and improve your significant relationships, look no further.  It can be found in Love At Last Sight by Kerry and Chris Shook!

Click Here to Download Chapter 1

~I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

 

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