Books from Pastor Kerry and Chris Shook
New! One Month to Love
Thirty Days to Grow and Deepen Your Closest Relationships
Improve your most important relationships - starting today.
At the end of the day in this all-too-short life, what matters most is relationships. Spouse, parent, child, friend-whoever your closest loved ones are, they warrant more than a passing glance; they deserve an intentional and meaningful relationship with you.
The One Month to Love thirty-day challenge is the greatest adventure you'll ever take, helping you deepen the important relationships in your life. Authors Kerry and Chris Shook use timeless, biblical wisdom to walk through three stages of relationships: First Glance, Second Look, and Lasting Love. Many of us have launched into the exciting First Glance phase. When we then tiptoe into the Second Look, reality sets in, and often friendships weaken, families suffer, marriages crack. Now learn how to experience the deep, satisfying lifelong relationships of lasting love.
All it takes is one chapter a day.
If your marriage is broken, restoration is possible. If your friendship is frail, a fresh start is possible. Even if you've made mistakes in all your relationships, lasting love is still possible. "With God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26).
Includes a weekly focus and daily readings to guide you through the process.
*Previously released as Love at Last Sight
New! from Ryan & Josh Shook
Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own
For many of us, religion is something that we have inherited. The traditions, values and rules passed on to us from our parents and the church culture we grew up with have always been there. But the older we get, many of us start to feel left like what we have inherited is not enough. We might not necessarily be angry with God or disagree with religion, but Christianity as we understand it is just not a practical or beneficial. We work hard to follow all the rules but in the end it does not seem worth it.
You might have inherited yours from parents or friends, or from the church you grew up in. There is nothing wrong with that. But if you have not experienced a relationship with the Lord that is entirely unique to you and you alone, one that compels you to develop your unique gifts and grow in your unique weaknesses, then it will not last.
Ryan and Josh Shook know what that's like. They been involved in church their entire lives, then one day, their hand-me-down faith just didn't make sense anymore. They thought about abandoning it altogether. Instead, they set to find a vibrant, fulfilling faith that they could call their own. Firsthand is their story. They are still figuring it out, but they want to share with you what a firsthand faith looks like in their lives. More than that, Firsthand is the story of a generation. Maybe it's the story of you.
One Month to Live
Kerry and Chris Shook’s New York Times best-seller, One Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life encourages readers to face their own mortality and live a life of no regrets.
Join thousands of people around the country who are taking the One Month to Live Challenge and discovering what really matters in life! We challenge you to live the next 30 days as if it’s your last. Not because you are going to die, God willing, you will live for many more years. We believe that if you live the month as if it’s your last, at the end of the 30 days you will be more alive than you’ve ever been.
Take the challenge to experience the power of making every day count. What starts as a challenge can become a lifestyle that helps you make the most of the rest of your life.
Love at Last Sight
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.