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About The Gift of One Day

LOS ANGELES TIMES AND ECPA BESTSELLER • Kerry and Chris Shook's grandson, Jude, lived for only one day after he was born. That one day changed the way they now live every day. Now they share their lessons of faith and hope.

As they recount the compelling true story of Jude's short but inspiring life, Kerry and Chris reveal the transformative insights they learned when tragedy struck their family. Told with humility and transparency, their story illustrates the goodness of God even in overwhelming circumstances as they share answers to the question: How do we live each day with attentive hope when life is often so crushingly hard?

Exploring the power of gratitude, the privilege of prayer, and the blessing of suffering, The Gift of One Day is a compelling and accessible Christian message of hope and encouragement for those wrestling with life's difficult days and seasons.

About Kerry Shook

Kerry Shook is one of today’s most gifted communicators, offering a clear, contemporary, and creative teaching style. He is the senior pastor of Woodlands Church, one of the fastest-growing churches in America. Kerry and his wife, Chris, founded Woodlands Church, formerly Fellowship of The Woodlands, in 1993; and since then the church has grown to 17,000 in average attendance each weekend. Woodlands Church is now one church in many locations with three campuses in the greater Houston area and thousands joining for church online every weekend. Kerry believes that church should be engaging and fun, calling it “The Best Hour of Your Week.” He strives to eliminate the barriers of boredom, unfriendliness, and fear that keep people from experiencing not just religion but a relationship with Jesus Christ. His messages are relevant, and his illustrations memorable.

About Chris Shook

Chris Shook, along with her husband, Kerry, founded Woodlands Church outside of Houston, Texas, in 1993. Since then the multicampus church has grown to an attendance of more than 18,000 people and is recognized for its ministries to the poor and powerless. Woodlands Church also has one of the largest fair-trade/direct-trade stores in the country, with the goal of lifting generations out of poverty by empowering their lives with hope. Thousands of people in more than two hundred countries tune in weekly to Pastor Kerry's televised broadcasts. The Shooks' first book, One Month to Live, is a New York Times bestseller. Kerry and Chris have been married for more than thirty years and have four grown children.

Product Details

240 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Feb 4, 2020

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Carton Quantity: 12

Sneak Peek

Read the first chapter of The Gift of One Day. Kerry and Chris Shook's grandson, Jude, lived for only one day after he was born. That one day changed the way they now live every day. Now they share their lessons of faith and hope. As they recount the compelling true story of Jude's short but inspiring life, Kerry and Chris reveal the transformative insights they learned when tragedy struck their family. Told with humility and transparency, their story illustrates the goodness of God even in overwhelming circumstances as they share answers to the question: How do we live each day with attentive hope when life is often so crushingly hard? Exploring the power of gratitude, the privilege of prayer, and the blessing of suffering, The Gift of One Day is a compelling and accessible Christian message of hope and encouragement for those wrestling with life's difficult days and seasons.

Press Release

New York Times Best-selling Authors Offer Hopeful and Encouraging Guide on Making the Most of Life’s Difficulties
 
Pastor Kerry Shook and Chris Shook Explore the Hidden Blessings Found During Seasons of Suffering & Loss
 
“Out of a poignant story of one brief life comes this book—a source of hope, encouragement, and vision for all who read it. Kerry and Chris Shook have never been the same since their grandchild went to be with the Lord after a single day on earth. Little Jude Samuel Shook changed their perspective forever, and through this inspiring and insightful book, he can change yours as well!”
Lee Strobel, New York Times best-selling author
 
Pastor Kerry Shook and his wife Chris Shook are best known as the New York Times best-selling authors of One Month to Live and together they founded Woodlands Church in Houston, Texas, one of the largest churches in the United States.
 
In The Gift of One Day: How to Find Hope When Life Gets Hard (WaterBrook, available 2/4/20), Kerry and Chris share life-altering lessons of faith and hope their family learned after their grandson, Jude, lived through only one sunset and one sunrise. Yet the way Jude Samuel Shook unwrapped the divine gift of his one day changed the way his grandparents now live every day.
 
The Shook’s personal journal of loss, longing, and love through this season became known as the Miracle Book, a record of the ways God showed up in the midst of this hard and unexpected heartbreak. Some of the truths they gleaned from their journal include:
-When tomorrow is too much, pray “Just for Today, Lord”
-We are dependent on God for every breath
-Hard isn’t the opposite of good
-Fear and faith can’t occupy the same space
-There is a hidden gift in every hurt
 
These lessons have forever changed the way Kerry and Chris Shook approach each new day.

Exploring the power of gratitude, the privilege of prayer, and the blessing of grief and suffering, The Gift of One Day is a compelling and accessible message of hope and encouragement for those wrestling with life's difficult days and seasons.
 
For more information on The Gift of One Day, visit KerryShook.org or WaterBrookMultnomah.com.

“The Shooks heart-wrenchingly delve into the ways they’ve explored their pain, surrendering to God’s will for the greater good. Asking readers to see pain as an opportunity for personal growth, the Shooks provide a gripping portrait of the strength of faith in overcoming trauma.” –Publishers Weekly
 
ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Kerry Shook and his wife, Chris Shook founded Woodlands Church in Houston, Texas, in 1993, and it has since grown to be one of the largest churches in America and is recognized for its ministries to the poor and powerless. Kerry is one of today’s most gifted communicators offering a clear, contemporary and creative teaching style. Thousands of people in more than 200 countries tune in weekly to the Shooks’ televised broadcasts from Woodlands Church, and Kerry and his church have been featured on Fox News, NBC and PBS. Kerry and Chris are the authors of five books including the New York Times bestseller One Month to Live. They have four married children and six grandchildren.

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Christian Living
On sale: February 4, 2020
ISBN: 9781601427267 · Hardcover · $22.99 / $29.99 Canada
e-Book ISBN 9781601427281 · $12.99 / $15.99 Canada
 
Praise for The Gift of One Day
“Whether you’re the strongest believer or the most ardent atheist, a billionaire or totally bankrupt, famous or unknown, you will experience heartache and loss. None of us can avoid trials and tragedy. The question is, What will you do on the worst day of your life? When it comes to unbearable loss, you may never get over it, but with God’s power you will get through it! In The Gift of One Day, Kerry and Chris Shook come alongside you and share their story of hope. They remind us all that no matter what we’re going through, we don’t have to go through it alone.”
Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church and best-selling author of The Purpose-Driven Life

“When life is hard, every day feels like a mountain to climb. Sometimes the thought of tomorrow is too much to handle. In The Gift of One Day, Kerry and Chris Shook share their personal heartache to help you discover the hope, comfort, and strength only God can provide.”
Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church and New York Times best-selling author
 
“In The Gift of One Day, Kerry and Chris Shook give us the fresh awareness of what it means to walk with God in one-day wonder, even on our most difficult days.”
Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church and New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker
 
“The Gift of One Day will challenge you to never again look at a single day of your life as ordinary. Kerry and Chris will open your eyes to the truth that each day God gives you on this planet is an extraordinary gift to be received, unwrapped, and lived for the glory of the Giver.”
Steven Furtick, founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church and best-selling author of (Un)Qualified, Crash the Chatterbox, and Sun Stand Still

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Brett Benson