Saturday, November 07, 2015

The One by Ryan & Amanda Leak - A Book Review

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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 for Him to lead them in the direction they were to go.  That was until... they got engaged and married on the same day.

You might think this is a crazy idea, and, indeed it might be, but after hearing Amanda tell a friend that her dream was to get engaged and married on the same day, Ryan set out to planning her dream wedding.  After proposing and getting married later that day, they posted a video of the ordeal on YouTube and it went viral.

This story isn't about the wedding, though.  It's more about their passion for God and desire for Him to light their steps in life.

One phrase in this book that really spoke to me was about not trying to find the one who was a good match for you, rather asking God to make you the one your future spouse needed in their lives.  This idea completely changed the way I look at dating and marriage and has gotten me asking God to make me the one that my future spouse will need in his life.

I would recommend this book to singles who are looking for their love and couples who have found it and maybe just need a fresh perspective.  In any case, this book is not one to pass by.

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  1. I am sooooo reading this book!

  2. It was a great book! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!