Saturday, April 2, 2011

Love At Last Sight: Book Review

Love at Last Sight: 30 Days to Grow and Deepen Your Closest Relationships

By Kerry & Chris Shook

The title of this book intrigued me. I had heard of the term "love at first sight," but certainly not "love at last sight." I decided it would be interesting to read what the authors thought this was.

First off, I really like the way the book is divided into 30 short and easy to read chapters with 3 challenges/questions at the end of each to encourage your work on your relationships. I also thought it was helpful that they created a topic to focus on for each week: Week One is "The Art of Being All There"; Week Two is "The Art of Acting Intentionally"; Week Three is "The Art of Risking Awkwardness"; and Week Four is "The Art of Letting Go."

Now for the things I didn't particularly care for. When I read the sentence, "Everything you've been told about relationships is upside down and wrong," I cringed and thought to myself, "What a horrible generalization," but decided to give the book a chance. Then the authors (a husband and wife team) stated that they would be writing the book as "one," so when one tells a story, it is impossible to know which one is talking. Though the concept of writing as one is a nice thought, I think it took a lot away from what could have been more valuable lessons.

Overall, I did enjoy reading this book. I found out that the idea of "love at last sight" is about living every day as if it would be your last with an important person in your life, whether it is a parent, spouse, or friend. I believe I can take away some valuable ideas in order to work on m y own relationships.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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