An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love

The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given
By Kristine Carlson, Richard Carlson (Hardcover Book, 2007)
If you had one hour to live and could make just one phone call, who would you call? What would you say? Why are you waiting? Richard Carlson's sudden, tragic death in December 2006 left his millions of fans reeling, but even their many letters, calls, and emails couldn't erase the loss felt by his wife, Kristine. To try and come to terms with her loss, she pored over 25 years of love letters, reliving the memories and cherishing her late husband's memory. But one letter stood out. Richard had written to his wife on their 18th wedding anniversary and attempted to answer the question: if you had one hour to live, what would you do, who would you call, and what would you say? An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love is a profoundly moving book that shows the importance of treasuring each day as the incredible gift it is.
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781401322571

    • On Sale Date: 12/18/2007

    • Publisher: Hyperion

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book, Electronic Book

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If you had one hour to live and could make just one phone call, who would you call? What would you say? Why are you waiting? Richard Carlson's sudden, tragic death in December 2006 left his millions of fans reeling, but even their many letters, calls, and emails couldn't erase the loss felt by his wife, Kristine. To try and come to terms with her loss, she pored over 25 years of love letters, reliving the memories and cherishing her late husband's memory. But one letter stood out. Richard had written to his wife on their 18th wedding anniversary and attempted to answer the question: if you had one hour to live, what would you do, who would you call, and what would you say? An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love is a profoundly moving book that shows the importance of treasuring each day as the incredible gift it is.

Richard Carlson, Ph.D., was the author of the bestselling Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series. He passed away in 2006.

Kristine Carlson has a gift for creating lifelong relationships and is very dedicated to her family, friendships, and personal growth. She loves riding horses, running, and solitude. Richard and Kris were married for over 21 years. She lives in Northern California.
  • "When the love of our life departs, there is an absense left in their wake not unlike the the circles expanding from a mountain pulled from the sea--a tsunami. But love never dies, and can even grow on either side of the river." (Stephen Levine, author of A Year to Live).

  • "Richard and Kristine Carlson write with such vulnerability, clarity, compassion, and depth, that it touched every fiber of the inner linings of our hearts. Their journey has inspired ours, and we believe it will also inspire millions of others around the world. Their focus on living in the present moment with unconditional love to each other is a cherished gift to behold. This is truly an awesome book that will ignite the spiritual core in all that are fortunate enough to choose to read and bathe in it." (Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., Diane V. Cirincione, Ph.D., authors of Finding Our Way Home).

  • "A true story of love and loss, An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love gives hope to anyone courageous enough to risk feeling everything for love." (Yvonne & Rich Dutra, Co-Founders of Challenge Day & The Be the Change Movement).

  • "I LOVE this extraordinary, profoundly moving book. It will help you to understand what is really important . . . and why. Richard and Kris Carlson open their hearts to each other and to the reader - in an intimate, tender love song that caresses your heart and nurtures your soul. This book is an inspiring, heartfelt reminder of the blissful aliveness we feel when we recognize the only two things we need to know to be happy: That the only moment we have is NOW . . . and the only thing we need to do is LOVE." (John E. Welshons, author of WHEN PRAYERS AREN'T ANSWERED and AWAKENING FROM GRIEF).

  • "An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love is a genuine love story and a moving reminder that in the midst of our busyness, our lives revolve around a few irreplaceable human beings. Reading these poignant pages made me stop in my tracks, hug my husband, call my daughter, and pet my cat." (Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life).

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  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN
  • Pages: 96
  • Physical Dimensions: 5" x 7"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9781401322571
  • On Sale Date: 12/18/2007