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About The One

If you’re looking for average, go ahead and put down this book. No hard feelings.

Most people will admit that they are looking for an amazing love story. We’ve all seen those couples, the ones holding hands or whispering to each other as they stare into one another’s eyes as if they share an awesome secret. We watch them and wonder, what’s up with those two? 
We never anticipated becoming one of “those couples.” When we met, we just worked on listening to God and preparing ourselves for the story he planned for us. What we learned and want to share is that no matter what your relationship status may be, this amazing story begins with you.
In this book we share more than the events happening around “The Surprise Wedding.” We share our triumphs and our mistakes, both before and after that day. You’ll learn healthy habits you can start practicing today, ones that will help you lay the groundwork for an incredible marriage later. God has something amazing in mind for you, but he can’t get you there without your help.
 
We absolutely believe in The One. And we believe that you’re it.

Praise

  “Ryan and Amanda have a truly amazing—and viral—love story. We’ve not only read the book, we know this couple personally, and they are the real deal. The One tells their fascinating story, but it’s also chock- full of invaluable tips and practical approaches for anyone looking for lifelong love.”
—Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, authors of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts
 
 
“Ryan and Amanda Leak’s story is both inspiring and insightful. It’s spontaneous romance coupled with historic wisdom from Scripture, making their story enticing to over one million people on YouTube. In The One, you’ll discover the ingredients to their story that will also help make your story a success!”
—Ron Luce, president/CEO of Teen
Mania International
 
 
“Upon meeting the Leaks, you can’t help but see how they both reflect Jesus. From how they met to how they live now, it’s amazing to see the way they use their gifts and talents as communicators to reinforce what love is: it’s a surprise and a commitment. Both Amanda and Ryan are continuously  sharing this message in all that they do.”
—Bianca Juarez Olthoff, speaker and chief storyteller at The A21 Campaign

 
 “In an era when love needs clarity and traditional marriage seems naive, Ryan and Amanda present a practical, entertaining (romantic) apolo- getic, which appeals to the deep intuitions and longings of the human heart. This love story guides attitudes and behaviors into the fabulous opportunity biblical marriage was designed to provide. Whether begin- ning your personal love story or continuing to accelerate established love, this book will return your investment.”
—Pastor Jim Hennesy, senior pastor at Trinity
Church and author of No More Cotton Candy

 
 
 

About Ryan Leak

Ryan & Amanda Leak got engaged and married on the same day, which became a viral sensation on YouTube, leading to their being featured on Good Morning America and The Today Show. They travel and speak about relationships all across the country, and make their home with their newborn son in Dallas, TX.

About Amanda Leak

Ryan & Amanda Leak got engaged and married on the same day, which became a viral sensation on YouTube, leading to their being featured on Good Morning America and The Today Show. They travel and speak about relationships all across the country, and make their home with their newborn son in Dallas, TX.

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Product Details

224 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: May 5, 2015

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 12

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If you’re looking for average, go ahead and put down this book. No hard feelings.

Click here to download chapter one of  The One.

Most people will admit that they are looking for an amazing love story. We’ve all seen those couples, the ones holding hands or whispering to each other as they stare into one another’s eyes as if they share an awesome secret. We watch them and wonder, what’s up with those two?

We never anticipated becoming one of “those couples.” When we met, we just worked on listening to God and preparing ourselves for the story he planned for us. What we learned and want to share is that no matter what your relationship status may be, this amazing story begins with you.

In this book we share more than the events happening around “The Surprise Wedding.” We share our triumphs and our mistakes, both before and after that day. You’ll learn healthy habits you can start practicing today, ones that will help you lay the groundwork for an incredible marriage later. God has something amazing in mind for you, but he can’t get you there without your help.

 

We absolutely believe in The One. And we believe that you’re it.

 

By Andrew Smith

In The One, Ryan and Amanda Leak shared how they met and how they fell in love. They decided to get engaged and married on the same day. Amanda revealed to one of her best friends that she would love to get engaged and married on the same day. So Ryan was determined to make her dream come true. It took a lot of planning and making sure Amanda had no idea what Ryan was really up to. This book is written to encourage single people and...

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By Jeff Baron

I thought this book might have a very narrow focus, that being the steps leading up to the marriage of Ryan and Amanda. I expected a basic autobiography focusing on that aspect. Well it certainly included that but I found a wealth of insight, advice for those who are unmarried, in very practical ways. I like practical. Not only is this book great for teens who one day plan to get married, I found some helpful wisdom for people such as myself...

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By Lecy Poore

Everyone is looking for love that will last a lifetime, one that feels like a fairy tale with the happily every after.  Ryan and Amanda Leak have that kind of love.  This is the story of their love.Perhaps you are familiar with Ryan and Amanda Leak's love story, and perhaps not.  They were introduced by Ryan's brother, who told Ryan he had found his wife.  They were friends turned couple and didn't rush things - waiting on God's timing and...

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By Alexandria Lee

Who is willing to admit that they want an amazing love story?! I know that I sure am. What if I told you that your love story begins NOW--with you! Every little girl dreams of the day that she will one day wear a beautiful white dress, walk down a decorated aisle with her father on her arm, and say "I Do!" to the man of her dreams--the one she has been waiting for. Amanda Leak was the same way, she dreamed this way just like we do; however,...

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By Faye Oygard

Ryan and Amanda Leak became Youtube sensations when their wedding video was released that chronicled their special day, when they did what very few couples do, got engaged and married on the same day. In this book they tell of the struggles they faced in the five years leading up to that big day and how it all came to be, from each of their different points of view. I really enjoyed the easy flowing conversational, yet mentoring tone of the...

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