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What If Love Is the Point?: Living for Jesus in a Self-Consumed World

What If Love Is the Point?: Living for Jesus in a Self-Consumed World

by Carlos PenaVega, Alexa PenaVega

Narrated by Carlos and Alexa PenaVega

Unabridged — 4 hours, 58 minutes

Carlos PenaVega

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Overflowing with both laughter and honest reflections, What If Love Is the Point? shares Carlos and Alexa PenaVegas' incredible story-from the red carpet, Spy Kids movies, and Big Time Rush to Dancing with the Stars to marriage and now parenthood. The PenaVegas

  • offer an inspiring window into how God builds young faith and strengthens it into lasting love;
  • give insight into how to put God at the center of relationships, family, and career;
  •  explore why society's expectations never fulfill our true needs; and
  • share ideas for resisting the hustle of today's culture and finding true rest.

The world saw Carlos Pena and Alexa Vega enjoying the success of their acting careers-Carlos on Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush and Alexa in the Spy Kids movies. What fans didn't see was Carlos struggling with the influences of Hollywood and reeling from broken relationships. Or Alexa hiding an eating disorder and recovering from a divorce. Or the question both Carlos and Alexa were asking in the midst of all that fame and fortune: What's the point of it all anyway?

Then the two ended up attending the same Bible study. There they met people who seemed satisfied in life. They met new friends who seemed to be friends with God. They also met each other. Together, Carlos and Alexa discovered that God held the answers to their deepest questions-and even their unspoken longings. Now, happily married with three children, Carlos and Alexa want to tell others where they found true joy: in Jesus.

Carlos and Alexa believe that following Jesus was what they were made for-and they believe it's what you were made for too. If you find yourself asking, Isn't there more to life than this?,lean in to their remarkable story of tender faith, God's persistent work, and learning why love is always the point of it all.

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Publishers Weekly


In this sweet joint memoir, actors Carlos and Alexa PenaVega (Ocean’s World) detail how they rose to fame, struggled with the consequences, and found salvation in God. Carlos tells of getting a starring role on Nickelodeon’s television show Big Time Rush when he was 19, only for the fame to turn him into “a mess” as he drank to excess and smoked weed constantly. At a low, Carlos acquiesced to the proselytizing of his real estate agent and agreed to accompany him to church, igniting his enduring commitment to Christianity. Meanwhile, Alexa recounts landing the lead role in the film Spy Kids at age 11. “Knowing nothing about health and nutrition, or puberty, or portion control,” she developed an eating disorder and credits her recovery to years of prayer. The actors describe meeting at Bible study while in their mid-20s and quickly forming a deep bond, learning along the way that “sharing God’s love with others is the point” of life. The authors’ endearing account of falling in love (“I will marry that girl!” Carlos exclaims while driving to a trampoline park for one of his first dates with Alexa) and overcoming hardship with faith will hearten Christian readers. This charming volume is hard to resist. (June)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940178605721
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/2022
Edition description: Unabridged

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