Relationships are beautiful messes.
Relationship is a journey of discovery--a lost art, in fact. This generation has major challenges in deepening and growing personal relationships. Our technology-flooded environment has left many with limited relational experience and a fear of face-to-face connection, meeting new people, and going deep in relationship.
The church has done a decent job of helping people understand the need and importance of a relationship with God, but what about with each other? At the heart of every man, woman, and child is the need for connection--for relationships with people who love them for who they are.
In The Lost Art of Relationship, Dan Chrystal gets at the true heart of relationship based on the time-honored instruction "to love your neighbor as you love yourself." But what does that mean? How do we live out this odd instruction? Who is my neighbor, anyway? What makes relationships healthy, and what makes them fail? Through Dan's personal stories and difficult life lessons, readers will come away encouraged, inspired, and motivated to love the people in their life more fully. If you desire deep and meaningful connections, now is the time to discover the lost art of relationship.
"This book will make you laugh and cry. It will make you look at things in a fresh new way. And it will definitely make you uncomfortable. ...ultimately, Dan calls us to live, love, and lead like the Jesus we claim to follow."
--Ray Johnston, author of The Hope Quotient and founding and lead pastor at Bayside Church, Roseville, California
"The Lost Art of Relationship is like a roadmap to finding, building, and treasuring friendships....never before have people seemed so adrift of meaningful, face-to-face relationships. If you are someone who longs for deeper connections, then Dan's book was written for you "
--Chris Bueno, Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Avenue Entertainment
"Dan has the gift of risk-taking in seeking out and building relationships. If you want a quick fix to relationships, don't read this book. But, if you want to learn how to build life-long, meaningful friendships, then this book might be for you."
--Dr. Sam Huddleston, Assistant Superintendent Assemblies of God, Northern California District, and author of Five Years to Life