Book Review: One Month to Love

Title: One Month to Love
Subtitle: 30 Days to grow and deepen your closest relationships
Author: Kerry & Chris Shook
Genre: Self-Help, Christian

One Month to Love is a self help book to guide you along the path towards closer relationships with the people that mean the most to you.  The book is broken down into 30 individual readings with the intent that you will read and focus on one reading each day for a month. 

 The 30 day timeframe is too short.  There is so much information in this book that I would suggest that one take 60 or 90 days rather than 30 to go through the book.  The suggestions are so in depth and helpful that it would be best to read the chapter one day and then spend the next day or two practicing what you read and journaling about it.  Each day includes questions at the end to challenge you to put into practice what you read.

I also thoroughly enjoyed the quotes at the beginning of each day.  They give quotes by various authors, poets, politicians, etc. The quotes align perfectly with the topic of the day and provoke further thought from the reader.

The authors cover the three most important human relations that one is likely to encounter: friends, marriage and parenting.  The title is a bit deceiving; I thought that the book was a marriage self-help.  I was excited when I began reading to see that the book focused on other important relationships.

The back of the book contains a helpful index that guides you to the sections of the book that cover the type of relationship that you are focusing.  So if you are looking for some encouragement as a parent, you can use the index to direct you to the relevant pages.

I recommend this book to everyone because there is not one person out there that has perfect relationships.  We all have areas that could be improved.

For more information about the authors, check out their website.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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