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Maybe you're troubled by the disconnect between the words you speak and the life you live. Maybe you'd like to see your faith become more active and life-changing in the world around you. Pastor Kerry and Chris Shook felt that way. Even though their calling involved preaching and teaching, they became weary of sermons and words. They felt a gap between what they were saying and the needs of people around them. They decided to do something about it. Be the Message is their story of waking up to the gospel--not just a gospel of words and sermons, but the gospel of intention and action and people. They discovered a profound secret: You Are the Gospel As they explored the deeper truths of scripture, the verse "the word of God lives in you" came alive. Digging deeper, they discovered that the gospel message is really about life message--your life lived out. God's call to you is simple: Be the Message Be the Message opens up a new world of understanding about what God calls you to. As the Shooks learned, the gospel is not about what you say. It's about who you are and what you do--and how you can be God's hands and feet in the world. What would happen if we talked about God less and walked with God more? Be the Message reminds us that Christianity was meant to be a faith of action, not a faith of words. Yet often we sacrifice doing something for the sake of talking about it. When we actually act out on our faith, we find our faith grows even more. You can do more than nothing. People's lives are changed when you allow your life to be the gospel to the world. Living out the gospel in the world today is both simple and costly. The Shooks explore that paradox through biblical stories and their own experience of making a decision to live out the gospel in practical ways. Choosing to be the gospel changed their family, church and personal relationships with God. How can it change your life?
The Gospel is not a well-crafted sermon. It is a life well lived. It is you. Drawn from the book Be the Message, this thirty-day devotional will help you cultivate your life message and live it out. Over the course of a life-changing month, you will learn how the messes in your life can become a door of hope, discover new ways to love those in front of you, and find out how God is calling you to take a stand in the world. Using Scripture, illustrations, and practical action steps, the Be the Message Devotional can bring you to a deeper understanding of how your life can make a difference and be the gospel to the world. How will God live out his message through you?From the Hardcover edition.
Everything you've been taught about relationships is wrong.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 magical from then on. But the truth is, strong, deep relationships that last a lifetime aren't based on the mysterious chemistry 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 deep relationships aren't built on initial attractions, but on 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 were together. And Love at Last Sight offers a one-month relationship plan that will improve your most important bonds, including a weekly focus and daily readings that guide you through the process. By 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, so that the last time your eyes meet on this earth, your relationship will be closer and deeper than ever before. Love at Last Sight is the last book you'll need to get your dearest relationships right.Another life-changing book from Kerry and Chris ShookAuthors of the best-selling One Month to Live Your closest relationships will naturally drift apart over time. And chances are, right now, one or more of your most important relationships is less than what you wish it could be. Now you can change everything and take steps to reconnect with the people who really matter--and we don't mean by connecting on Facebook! This thirty-day program guides you step-by-step to deeper, more satisfying relationships by developing four forgotten but powerful relational arts for changing, improving, and repairing the relationships you care about most: Week 1 - The Art of Being All There Week 2 - The Art of Acting Intentionally Week 3 - The Art of Risking Awkwardness Week 4 - The Art of Letting Go Learn the secrets that will lead you to healthy relationships with the most important people in your life--starting today!From the Hardcover edition.
¿Qué pasaría si sólo te quedara un mes de vida? ¿Cómo conseguirías que cada día importara de verdad? ¿Qué empezarías o dejarías de hacer? ¿Cómo te relacionarías con los demás? Un mes para vivir te da los instrumentos para concentrarte y ser tal como Dios te creó: apasionado, plenamente vivo y sin remordimientos.En Un mes para vivir aprenderás los cuatro principios para vivir una vida sin remordimientos:VIVIR APASIONADAMENTEViviendo cada día como si fuera el últimoAMAR PLENAMENTEDemostrando a los demás que el amor trasciende y transformaAPRENDER HUMILDEMENTE Aprendiendo a través de tus problemas y del dolorPARTIR AUDAZMENTECreando una herencia que dejará huella durante generacionesUn mes para vivir explora los principios universales y plantea preguntas para que reflexiones y para ayudarte a analizar los aspectos fundamentales de tu vida. Cada uno de los treinta capítulos --uno por cada día de un mes que te cambiará la vida-- te ofrece estrategias y herramientas novedosas para ayudarte a vivir la vida para la que fuiste creado.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Take the 30-Days to Live Challenge at www.OneMonthtoLive.com! What if you only had one month to live? How would you make each day meaningful? How would you relate to others differently? What would you do to make the rest of your life really matter? With eye-opening insights and soul-inspiring truths,One Month to Live will challenge you to embrace the life God has entrusted to you and you alone, and to live it out moment by moment with wholehearted authenticity, honesty, and integrity. Each chapter overflows with inspiring quotations, colorful true stories, and questions for reflection. The four sections, which can be read over four weeks, help you examine the core areas inside you that long to be exercised and expressed: how you're made to live passionately, love boldly, learn from your mistakes, and leave a legacy that endures for generations after you're gone. Complete with uplifting action points, each of the thirty chapters--one per day in a life-changing month--offers you fresh strategies for overcoming habits that mire you in mediocrity. Open yourself to the challenge of embracing your mortality and being empowered to live each day engaged in being fully alive.
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.
¿Qué pasaría si solo te quedara un mes de vida? ¿Qué harías para que el resto de tu vida realmente importara? ¿Qué es lo que te impide vivir de ese modo ahora mismo? Un mes de vida te presentará el desafío de abrazarte a la vida que Dios te confió, de vivirla momento a momento, con toda autenticidad, de corazón. Cada uno de los capítulos de este libro único te dará el poder de centrar tu atención en ser todo lo que Dios ha creado en ti: alguien con pasión, que vive plenamente, que no tiene nada que lamentar.From the Trade Paperback edition.