by Kerry & Chris Shook
Overtime close relationships grow apart, life and things take precedent over the people you most truely cherish. Can this be fixed in a month?
Over 30 days the authors, Kerry & Chris Shook, founders of the Woodlands Church in The Woodlands, TX, intend to give readers the tools to reconnect, recommit, and re prioritize relationships. Each week is a main topic pertinent to relationships and then broken down daily with challenge questions and journal suggestions.
Week 1: The Art of Being All ThereEach section starts great, but lacks in depth how-to detail. As soon as the section reaches the "OK, now I'm going to learn how" part, it ends. Leaving the reader needing more. The last section is a bit preachy and the authors have a turn of opinion, emphasizing this 30 day program is a lifelong journey. The website http://www.lastsightchallenge.com/ is peppered throughout the book as a go-to for further detail and a group study kit is available for church leaders.
Week 2: The Art of Acting Intentionally
Week 3: The Art of Risking Awkwardness
Week 4: The Art of Letting Go.
This book is a good introduction and thought provoking layer for a subject many people today face-personal, face to face interaction with those closest. Though it fell short of my expectations, it is well written with a laid back tone and a dialogue obvious the authors are passionate about strengthening reader's relationships. They speak from experience and share their personal successes throughout the book.
If you have time and need to work on your relationships, Love at Last Sight will get you heading in the right direction. Couple it with the website and you can see your relationships change for the better. The 30 Days is pivotal toward your success, just not the deadline.
*Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I have not been monetarily compensated for my review. All opinions stated are my own, unbiased reviews.*