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The Love Dare (Paperback)

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    Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replace......more

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The #1 New York Times best seller. More than 5 million units sold.

Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way.

The Love Dare
, as featured in the popular new movie Fireproof (from the makers of Facing the Giants), is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It’s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage. Take the dare!

Alex Kendrick is associate media pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. He helped establish Sherwood Pictures in 2003 and has directed and co-written each of its films: Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof, playing the lead male role in those first two productions. Alex has appeared on ABC, CNN, FOX News, American Family Radio, The Glenn Beck Show, Janet Parshall’s America, and many other national programs to discuss his award-winning work and ministry. He lives in Albany with his wife and five children.
Stephen Kendrick is a senior associate pastor of preaching at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. He helped establish Sherwood Pictures in 2003 and has served as co-writer and producer for each of its films: Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof. Stephen has spoken about his work on ABC World News Tonight and CNN and in The Washington Post and American Profile magazine among others.

Author:
Kendrick, Stephen
Genre:
RELIGION / Christian Life / Love & Marriage
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
213
Language:
English
Publisher:
B & H Books
Publish Date:
09/28/2008
Copyright Year:
2008
ISBN:
9780805448856
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.6 lb
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  • Be Daring

    As most people might already know, this book is based upon the Christian movie "Fireproof", which is about a man who saves his marriage by completing a character-testing, 40-day list of "dares" suggested to him by his father. Like the movie, the book of course is Christian based as well.I loved the movie and the book is more of the same. However I looked at both of them from the perspective of a person happily married for over 15 years. I can tell you that while I don't practice all the dares in the book, my spouse and I are good about doing many of them- and of course there's always room for improvement. From my personal experience, I feel like concentrating on the kinds of ideas presented in the book have been absolutely key to making our marriage last.Now the book itself also consists of a 40-day list of dares. For each day, there's about a page and a half or so of advice, followed by a specific dare and some space for you to write down your personal reflections. Dares range from things such as practicing patience to writing out a renewal of your vows. The guys will probably particularly like Day 32!As you can tell, I highly recommend going to see the movie and reading the book. In a society that places a high value on looks and money, while sporting a 50% divorce rate, its nice to see more movies and books coming out that get people more focused on the right values in life. Even if you don't do anything more than just glance through the book, you're going to be given something to think about. Other self-help books I enjoyed include "Finding Happiness in a Frustrating World".

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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  • The Love Dare

    Every couple, married or not, should read this book. It's about the every day respect and appreciation each person should have for his/her partner. Whether you are Christian or not, the ideals discussed and presented are universal across cultures and religions.

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    runjc from NY, Feb 21, 2012

  • Great Book

    This is a wonderful book to read with your spouse to improve your relationship. I'm 20 days into the "dare" and our marriage has benefited so much already. Great purchase!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    cjtmn from Omaha, NE, Jan 27, 2010

  • struggling marriage

    I am having major problems with my husband and after reviewing the movie i decided to purchase the book for him, but as we know he didn't read it so i did it has helped us a great deal if you are going through something always trust God.

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    tonya321 from Atlanta, GA., Jul 24, 2009

  • Great book

    Great book and great price and fast shipping as always with Overstock.

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    skip77 Jul 22, 2009

  • For all those in love

    Are you a person who is having a rocky start in your marriage or simply stuck some where in your marriage, then this is a great product for you. She has fallen out of love with her husband and her husband is trying to win her back. He spends 40 days doing the love dare, which his father gave him as a gift to save his marriage. Does it work? Watch fireproof and if you need a little guidance in your marriage then I challenge you to try the love dare before you head to the court house and file for divorce. While using the love dare book you are able to write notes to yourself everyday.

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    married5months from California, Apr 1, 2009

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