What If Love Is the Point? by Carlos and Alex Penavega
Popular actors Carlos and Alexa PenaVega share their inspiring stories of transformation, from feeling lost and searching for meaning to realizing that living for Jesus and loving others is what life is all about.
Despite the opportunities they gained from their successful acting roles--Carlos on Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush, Alexa in the Spy Kids movies--the popular actors also faced many difficult challenges. Carlos was struggling with the influences of Hollywood and was reeling from a broken relationship. Alexa was healing from a divorce and an eating disorder she kept hidden. They felt lost and wondered, what's the point of it all?
After a mutual friend separately invited them to a Bible study, Carlos and Alexa began to see God's answers to that question. Now, seven years of marriage and three children later, they have built a thriving relationship and a family centered on Jesus.
What If Love Is the Point? is their shared testimony about the true joy they've experienced and the insights that have changed their lives, showing how
- putting God at the center has helped them in their marriage, their parenting, and even their career choices;
- giving to others, instead of focusing on themselves, brought real fulfillment; and
- surrendering themselves to Christ helped them find each other--and in the process, discover who they really were.
In their own words, Carlos and Alexa say, "We want to talk about it all. We want to write about all the junk, the 'norms' in society that aren't good for us, how to navigate friendships, what it's like becoming a parent, and how we learned to draw healthy boundaries at work. But we mainly want to ask, 'What's the point? What's the point of all of this living?'" Carlos and Alexa are eager to share the truth they've uncovered: the more we surrender to God, the more we become who we really are.