The Love Dare

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The Love Dare
The Love Dare.jpg
Author Alex Kendrick
Stephen Kendrick
Genre Marriage
Publisher B & H Publishing Group
Publication date
Pages 224
ISBN 0-8054-4885-3

The Love Dare is a non-fiction marriage-related book written by Alex and Stephen Kendrick. It is a 40-day Christian devotional designed to strengthen marriages. Each daily devotion includes scripture, a statement of principle, the day’s "dare," (such as "Resolve to say nothing negative to your spouse at all") and a journaling area and check box to chart progress. It is used in the storyline for the 2008 film, Fireproof,[1] which is directed by author Alex Kendrick. For Valentine's Day, Day 1 and Day 2 of The Love Dare were published on the Baptist Press' website, with permission of B & H Publishing Group.

The Love Dare has sold over 3.5 million copies,[2] with at least four million copies in print.[3] It has spent over 130 weeks on The New York Times Paperback Advice & Misc. Best Seller list,[4] and received the Platinum Award (more than 1 million sold) from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (EPCA) in April 2009.[2] It has been translated into over 20 languages.[citation needed] Alex and Stephen Kendrick wrote a second book released fall 2009, "Love Dare Day by Day", a one-year devotional for couples.



  1. ^ Foust, Michael (January 26, 2009). "Now on DVD, Fireproof is saving marriages". Baptist Press. Retrieved January 28, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Love Dare Goes Platinum". May 13, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009. 
  3. ^ "The Love Dare Tops New York Times' Bestseller List". February 18, 2009. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Best Sellers: Paperback Advice & Misc". The New York Times. January 29, 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Kimball, Josh (February 18, 2009). "'Love Dare' Regains Top Spot on NY Times Best Sellers List". The Christian Post. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  6. ^ "'The Shack' tops books list for the week ending Feb. 17". The Canadian Press. February 2009. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 

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