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The Love Dare

The Love Dare [Kindle Edition]

Alex Kendrick , Stephen Kendrick
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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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, the New York Times No. 1 best seller that has sold five million copies and was major plot device in the popular movie Fireproof, 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.

This second edition also features a special link to a free online marriage evaluation, a new preface by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, minor text updates, and select testimonials from The Love Dare readers. Take the dare!

About the Author

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. Currently earning a master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, he lives in Albany with his wife and three children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1025 KB
  • Print Length: 227 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0805448853
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group (1 Jan 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,619 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be Daring 20 Aug 2009
By Theresa
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" .
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The love dare has been used by many of our friends who have found that love is the key. Not the kind of love that is all about sex lust or self, but the real thing! The kind of love that is in the very core of our beings. The kind of love that the Bible is refering to when we read God is Love. 1 Cor 13 says this kind of love never fails.

I would have to say a 100% I agree and so do many folk spared the horror of a failed marriage with all the damage it does to children, self and society.

This book is truth, undiluted. It will make those of us who say "I'm a good person, it's them" who are causing all the problems reallise that that is a deception and a lie. As you read each day, the truths about your own nature will be revealed and, and the understanding you need to start living a life the way it was inteded for you to live. In fact it is the route to personal happiness and fullfillment.

Will you pay the price for a liftime of valued relationships and honest self assessment.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This book is a real life-changer.
40 dares over 40 days that really make you stop and think about your marriage. Very biblically based - a real treasure. I've done it and have now passed it on to a friend.
Highly recommended
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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If you've seen the 2008 movie "Fireproof" then you'll know exactly what this book is. But you don't have to have seen the film to read and benefit from the book - it stands alone.

The "Love Dare" is a 40 day programme for one half of a couple to carry out on their own. Each day has a short meditation, a bible verse, and a 'dare': something, perhaps something very simple, to do for the other person.

The book's premise is that true love is unconditional, so therefore you need to keep going through the book regardless of your partner's reaction. If, as in the film, things are thrown back in your face, that's going to be hard going...but quite possibly lifechanging.

This book certainly has the power to rescue a failing marriage. But it would also bring fresh love and fine tuning to any relationship. And check out the appendices for a simple list of questions to ask your partner concerning his or her thoughts, feelings and aspirations. Simply doing that did me a power of good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the love dare challenge 4 Nov 2009
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I purchased this book after watching the Fireproof DVD.
I was intrigued with the movie and wanted to find out more about the book that was a 40 day marriage improover/saver/renewer.
I found it to be a relationship reviver, not just marriage but my relationship with God feels much closer now too.
Although it is a 40 day challenge i feel that is only a kick start and the journey once started is ongoing and neverending.
If your relationships are worth saving/improoving.. this book is a must for reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars yes, dare to love 15 Mar 2011
By helen
Format:Imitation Leather
a beautifully presented book, love the soft leather look cover, makes you want to pick it up. A challenging book, as the name implies, dare to love your partner more by completing little daily thoughtfulnesses for them related to patience, kindness etc. without them knowing. I'm still trying to accomplish task one!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!! 6 Nov 2009
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"For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce, (Malachi 2:16). If you worry about your marriage, PLEASE read this and live by it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Never leave your partner behind" 7 Feb 2009
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"Fireproof" is a thought provoking film and book about relationships. The old fireman's adage: "Never leave your partner behind" applies to our relationship with our partner/spouse. The film and book looks at the basic principles behind good relationships - and the director's commentary to the film is excellent and worth listening to and not preachy. This book "The Love Dare" is given by the father to the central character in the film "Fireproof" and consists of 40 days of tasks/actions. It's so very difficult to have a healthy relationship with our partner/spouse if we do not have a relationship with God. Do watch the film and read this book. There is an associated study guide for the film for you and your partner to work through together and this book can be given to someone who has a relationship problem. I loved the film and found this book helpful.
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