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One Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  946 ratings  ·  126 reviews
Take the 30-Days to Live Challenge!

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,
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published February 5th 2008 by WaterBrook Press
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Aug 02, 2009 rated it liked it
It's not that is very religious...but the ideas or concepts are good. the whole entire thing is you know how everyone always says live as if today is your last...but nobody ever really does...sooo hence the's meant to help you realize or change your way of live so that you live the way you want to live the way you would live if you have one month to starts off a bit slow but the further in the better it gets...and the majority of it is like things that i think we ...more
Mar 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jon by: Loren Drummond
I'm being generous giving this four stars. It's more like a 3.5 or 3.75 star rating, but I'll be gracious (if you can pardon the pun).

If I compare this to The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here for?, which I've read multiple times, it pales even more. While not a 'bad' read by any means, it missed the mark with me because I already live this way, as best I can. And, as the authors pointed out in the final chapter, that's the beauty of living, really living, a Christian life - you
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I listened as an audiobook from the library. This is one of those books that you need to take your time on and reflect, no just gobble it up, so the two week check out at the library was not the way to go. The authors want us to live life so that we are always prepared to meet God, not just reassess our lives at the end of it. I would like to purchase this in print so that I can work on the daily challenges in writing.
Camille Millar
Feb 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I consider my marriage to be just as strong and happy as the day we were married, but I also believe that a good thing needs to be continuously nourished in order the thrive. The title of this book intrigued me, as well as the challenge it presented to focus on a relationship for the next 30 days, so coincidentally ending just before Valentine’s Day.

This book has been a joy and a pleasure to read every night, and food for my soul. The short and inspirational read was the treasured moment I
Oct 20, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

"One Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life," by Kerry and Chris Shook, is a thirty-day challenge as follows: "If you only had one month to live, what would you change."

The book is separated into 4 parts: live passionately, love completely, learn humbly, and leave boldly. The chapters are designed as daily readings through a 30-day month. Both Kerry and Chris Shook write together, and this is what they conclude:

"You have been given an
Apr 16, 2012 rated it liked it
I read this book as part of a campaign going on at my church. A couple of the sermons were going to be based on it, so I figured - yeah, I can give 30 days to this book.

The book was a little slow for me to get through. Yes, obviously it's a religious book, centered in a life lived with no-regrets through Jesus. Did I take anything life-changing from this book? Not particularly; three years later, I can't give you a single point from the book that changed my life - but that's just my personal
Kate Hyde
Oct 19, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: faith
I'm getting tired of Christian books that barely mention the Bible. This book quotes famous people more than it quotes the Word of God.

However, it was a good inspirational book. Really makes you think about your priorities - if you only had one month to live, would you live differently?

The other thing that bothered me is how disjointed the chapters were. Yes, they were organized into sections (Live Passionately, Love Completely, Learn Humbly, Leave Boldly). But within those sections, each
Jan 08, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It became immediately apparent that the authors are ministers, but I was willing to hear out religious references if there was other valuable content. I did indeed find a few tasty morsels of insight early on, but, alas, they ladled on a religious gravy that so smothered every chapter that it overwhelmed the taste of everything else. Chapter 3 opened with a long diatribe on Jesus and made it evident that the authors’ primary purpose was to proselytize. That’s when I slammed the church door shut. ...more
Cynthia Mccants
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Forget about all of the negative God comments shared in some reviews. Get the message! Really makes you wake up! The analogies alone knocked me off my seat. At one point I couldn't get passed day 5. It wasn't the last place I got stuck. Some of the reality was tough to deal with because it made me deal with stuff I wasn't ready to confront. This book changed my life because I wanted/needed to get perspective. Time is winding up.
May 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Laurie by: The Journey
This book asked me to make a list of things I would do if I had 30 days left to live. Quit my job, travel the world, and eat ice cream made the list. This book was supposed to help me achieve these things to live life more fully, I guess. But I don't have just 30 days left. I have a lot. and if I quit my job then I'll have no money to travel. And if I eat ice cream a lot, I'll get fat. Hmm. Guess I'm supposed to fill my life with something else that will give me the same high as those things.
Lailatun Nadhirah
there's nothing to review more..i just love all the quotes from famous people and also the quotes of the Bible in this book. However, its still a good inspirational book. The closest relationship doesn't mean is your couple or wife/husband, it also be as your friend and siblings...and also, your parents.

I admire a quote on page 81:
"We exaggerate yesterday. We overestimate tomorrow. But we vastly underestimate today! hen your mind is focused on yesterday, your heart will be filled with regret
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good devotional study book that I would recommend completeling in some form of a small group. The title is self explanatory, but the premise of the books focuses on four principles (Live passionately, love completely, learn, humbly, and love boldly). Coauthors Kerry and Chris dive into each principle in a daily devotion that takes less 15 minutes to read. I journal each day making my average time about 30 minutes. Each day provides ample reflection questions to write about. That actually was a ...more
Jim Gleason
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
Moved by its title, thinking it had to do with having only 30 days to live, I found this self-help book to be a challenge of daily living to one's fullest potential. Its a book that can be with us for life, with its daily chapters (I choose to read it through and then come back to work on each of its 30 chapters for one week at a time to make that practice a habit to live with) offering insights for reflection and the challenge to make the result a part of our self, changing our life for the ...more
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
I enjoyed this book tremendously, it really opened my eyes to a different way of living my life.....more intentionally for sure.... ...overall this is not the type of book you shelve and that's it your done...this book brings life to your life amazing!!! ( in my Oprah Winfrey voice). ...more
L.T. Kodzo
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cant-finish
I think this book didn’t work for me because I’m already living a full life. Basically the by day 2 when it asked if I really had 30 days to live what would I stop doing and my answer was “stop reading this book”. Again to be fair I’d given up many distractions in my life already
Lisa La Rue
Sep 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
The advice alternates between preachy and obvious. Don’t waste your time, especially if you only have a month to live.
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book gets down to a deep level making a reader evaluate one's relationship and life with the goal of helping the reader create a more meaningful life.
Marilyn Haugen
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent. Quotable. Lots of wisdom. A Spirit-led book
Karina Reyes
Dec 24, 2017 rated it liked it
A bit too much of depending on god if the going gets tough.
Carlos Lopez
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
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The self-help book, One Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life, by Kerry and Chris Shook, shows how an ordinary person can live their life to the fullest in just thirty days. The authors incorporate relevant anecdotes, questions that make a person think about their life, and strong Christian ideals in their writing style. Kerry and Chris Shook have readers question their life, and they give tips to improve areas in a
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One Month to Love by Kerry & Chris Shook. They also wrote the book One Month to Live, I wrote the book review for that one, also.

One Month to Love is similar to One Month to Live, but instead you are learning how to build three key relationships in your everyday life. You have 30 daily challenges to grow and deepen your relationships, which I will be breaking down through in March. Kerry and Chris really have great suggestions and encouragement; they are so in-depth, and helpful. They even
Gabrielle W.
One Month to Love is a wonderfully written, easy to read book. Once a day you read a short, to the point, chapter and at the end of the chapter there are a few questions for you to journal and answer (or put into action). Honestly, this book is written so well! The authors gives amazing advice, and relevant short stories.
I really enjoyed reading this book, and found myself reading several chapters at once (rather than one a day).
One Month to Love is not a book just about marriage. The book
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: self-help
It's christian based, Jesus and God are referred too as your guide and answer to a fulfilling existence. Which makes sense, the author is a christian minister. I feel that as long as your mind is open even the non-christian can get something from the reading, as log as you actually take the time to ponder the questions asked and lessons being conveyed.

However I have read better self awakening books. I felt the author assumed that his readers were extremely shallow readers and never had a
Oct 17, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first Chapter/Intro really got me thinking and tryign to experince things to the fullest and make the most of my time. I found the challenges each day were too much to take in all at once. You would need to read one a week to really make a difference in your life. Some of the last few chapters really made an impact as well, but it was ALOT of things to think about, a little to heavy and the writing style wasnt my type of thing with comparing concepts to ice cream or roller coasters... I ...more
Ron Davis
Mar 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian
I enjoyed reading this book which is written by my Pastor Kerry Shook.

The format is very interesting, you are suppose to read one chapter a day as a daily reading. There are questions to make you think deeper and action steps to help you make it a life style.

The book had an impact on me making me want to be a filmmaker again, something I gave up years ago.

Shook is the metaphor man. Every chapter has a basic metaphor about the subject from sand castles to hurricanes.

I did blog the book almost
Megan Franks
Feb 06, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: faith
When I first heard about this book, I thought it must be some kind of "scare-people-into-repentance-and/or-righteous-living" by reminding them of their own mortality, so I was disinterested. However, once I got into the book, I didn't really find that to be the case at all. Instead of making a "bucket list" (though, I admit, it does sometimes seem to be doing so), it really asks you to start living more intentionally. Instead of floating through life and crossing off our never-ending "to-do" ...more
Amy R
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, 2013
I really enjoyed this book. It really helped me figure out what was important in my life and what I could do without. I was able to put things into perspective a little better in my life and reminded me that people are important and not to take my family and friends for granted. I really enjoyed that One Month to Live has daily reading and journal writing. The journal writing was specific, which suits me because I am not one to open up and just pour out my heart on paper. I need direction to get ...more
Apr 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone looking to have a more meaningful life
This book asks the question, "what would you do if you knew you only had one month to live?". The authors use Jesus as the example and draw four concepts from His final month on earth that they expound on through the course of the book. It's set up as a devotional, where you read one chapter a day for 30 days. Each chapter includes questions designed to help you think more about what you're reading and apply it to your life.

I really liked this book. My whole church participated in this study (we
Maggie Hesseling
After spending a month working through this book I wasn't very impressed with the result. It says that it's not just for romantic relationships, but I can't say that it added anything new to my relationships in general. Some of the stuff is straight-forward and it does remind us of things we may have forgotten along the way. However, I do think that this guide could be of use if perhaps you were to use it with another person. If you both take it seriously and take it to heart it might be exactly ...more
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a great daily devotional. It's divided into 4 parts; each part focuses on a key principle for living a no-regrets life. Each day challenges the reader to focus on an aspect of the principle through the writer's elaboration on the principle and through thought-provoking questions.

My only issue with the book is that each day requires the reader to spend a significant amount of time answering the daily questions. It's almost like a course in school--there's a lot of homework. If you pick up
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