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

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  1,021 ratings  ·  139 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, an
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published February 5th 2008 by WaterBrook Press
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tomisin ✨
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
What would you do if you learned you had just one month left to live?

This book is an incredible Christian perspective that seeks to answer that question.

There is no time to waste, so it is important to make sure that we are living passionately, loving completely, growing humbly and living boldly here on earth. What do you want your legacy to be?

This was a great way to kick of 2021. Each chapter offered strategies and tips in order to make sure that we are living life to the fullest right now,
Kevin Visser
Feb 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
We had this book for years but I never noticed it or thought I wanted to read it. I was just recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Esophageal cancer so of course the title jumped out at me and I read it immediately. It was full of great advice and inspiration, but I’ll be reading the final section a few more times as it really impacted me.
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 al ...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 shou
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. ...more
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.
Feb 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spiritual-growth
Great advice for those seeking guidance on how to find more fulfillment in life. There are a lot of tie-ins to biblical teachings and hood reminders of God’s will for our happiness and desire for us to care for one another. I loved it, 5 stars.
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 longe
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 extraordinar
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 exp
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 chapte
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. ...more
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 fr
Laura  Lane
Oct 31, 2020 rated it liked it
What if? I've reached the age where grey silver is beginning to lighten my brunette hair. Bifocals are a necessity. My mother died young, just 51. How long do I have? How long do you have? I selected this book to begin my year; because, I want to make my remaining days, months, and years meaningful for Jesus Christ, for me, for my family, and for those whom the Lord puts in my path.

The book is to be read over the course of thirty days. That's a challenge for me; because, if I like a book, I ofte
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 bet ...more
mati chi
Feb 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was an okay read

This was a boring read. My church and I read it for 30 days. It took me 35 days to read. We read a chapter a day. I though the chapters were too long. It wasn’t an easy read at all. I had to force myself to read it.
It talks about how to live its leach day like it’s your last. Live passionately. If I were to read it again, I would read it 3 times a week. A chapter in 2 days.
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
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
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. ...more
Marilyn Haugen
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent. Quotable. Lots of wisdom. A Spirit-led book
Lisa G
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.
Faith Chenesai
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Good book on appreciating the mortality of human life.
Nov 29, 2020 rated it liked it
A little too biblical, skip the fluff and ask yourself the questions throughout the book. Helpful to think about and work through.

Roshel Merriweather
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I read this book with my church life group. It is a life-changing book that helps put life into perspective. I like all the thought-provoking questions throughout the book.
Feb 23, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Life changing

One of the most thought provoking books I have read in a while. It helps put your life in perspective.
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 per
Nancy Bandusky
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
It had some moments of helpful ideas but otherwise was repetitive and slow.
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