BOOKS (author of 25+ books, sales of more than half million)

 

It's a great privilege to have written for some of the finest publishing houses in the country. There are three ways to get your copies.

 

    (1) Order any of my books at your local bookstore. (I totally recommend that. Bookstores need all

          the support they can get.) 

 

    (2) Click below and order on Amazon.   (Or your fave online retailer.)

 

    (3) If you need multiple or signed copies, feel free to contact me.     

 

The Jesus Dare 

 

This is the most important book I've written.  My legacy.  Please join me in this movement.  Give this book to anyone in your life that doesn't know Jesus.   Or freshen up your own testimony.

 

The first 26 chapters provide all kinds of wonderful reasons why trusting Jesus is a savvy and satisfying idea.  The book also dispels any nagging doubts or cynicism.  Best of all, the last chapter challenges the reader to take the Jesus dare. 

 

Order now.  Or go to thejesusdare.com and check out the podcast, music video, sermon notes, graphic memes, chord chart, discussion guide, and more.

                                    

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The Prayer of Agur

 

It's the only prayer in all of Proverbs.  Written by an obscure character with much to say.  Imagine if we all opened our heart to Agur's wit wisdom . . .

 

"Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread."

PROVERBS 30:8

   

Escape imbalance. Pursue your passion. Reap the rewards of trusting God.

Find your sweet spot.  Experience the sweet spot bonus.

Available June 2020.  Contact the author for an Advance Reader Copy.

                                    

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101 Things Great Dads Do   

 

All my best stuff for dads.  For you.  Or any dad you know.  

If you grab a copy of this new book, do me a favor and write a sweet review on Amazon.  Your words matter!

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Love Notes from God  

This is a sweet gift book.  (Or 128 pages of  encouragement for yourself.)  

Scripture on the left page.  A photo with handwritten note on the right

For example . . .   

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What If God Wrote Your Bucket List?

Here’s a valuable hint:  God’s bucket list for your life does not include

collecting all 7,576 species of butterfly.  But He does want to fill your bucket with a few things that bring you true joy.  

I’ve been told this book is easy to read.  But

somehow it also makes you think long and

hard in unexpected ways.  

 

An 81 second vdeo you'll want

to watch more than once.

Click on the bucket.

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What If God Wrote Your To-Do List? 

 

Eat the frog.  Get a posse.  Try monotasking.  Plan your escape route.  Be like Simon.  Pause before posting.   Notice squirrels, armadillos, and kangaroos.  Do stuff no one does anymore.  Draw in the sand.  

 

And 43 other thought-provoking tasks.

 

In my humble opinion, all 52 things are worth doing today (or tomorrow).  Sure, some you may be doing already . . . but most of them, you're not.  

                                    

What If God Wrote Your Shopping List?

Yes! You can be free from "stuff."  Even more important, you can invest your time, talent, and treasure in stuff that matters.  Chapters include a world map shower curtain, unicycle, mustard, fire insurance, a red-letter Bible, and probably NOT lottery tickets or the latest iPhone on the day it comes out. Per my writing style, chapter titles aren't always what they seem to be.

 

 

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52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives

Dear Wives,

 

Your husband has secrets. And this book reveals all of them. Well, maybe not all of them. But you will find quite a few surprises. I have to say that I have been humbled and surprised by emails from readers who say "your book saved my marriage."  

 

XXXO,

   Jay

 

 

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52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands

Remember that girl you married? The one who taught you how to love in brand new ways? Romantic love. Crazy love. Committed love. Whatever happened to her?

 

Gentlemen, she’s living in the same house, sitting at your dinner table, and sharing your bed. And she’s asking the same question, “Where did that boy go?”

 

Guys, just take what you already know -- add a few fresh ideas -- and you can start enjoying a new life of love, laughter, intimacy, and soul-satisfaction.

 

 

 

 

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52 Things Daughters from Their Dads

Be the dad your little girl needs. No matter how old she is.

No fear. No regrets. Lots of hugs.  

 

This book will help make sure you're both ready when you walk her down the aisle.

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52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads

My bride, Rita, and I raised four sons – Alec, Randall, Max, and Isaac. They all are awesome men.  Three of them are now dads!

 

The soul satisfaction of seeing these boys become godly men and fathers has been one of the great privileges of my life. I wish the same for you.

 

 

 

 

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If God Gave Your Graduation Speech

Need a gift for a graduation?

 

Don’t buy a $4 card that obliges you to drop in a $20 bill.  Instead, get this thought-provoking, inspiring little book for under $12 and maybe actually make a difference in the life of that new grad.  (Buy two or three to keep on hand.)

 

 

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If God Wrote Your Birthday Card

Need a gift for a birthday?

 

Same deal.  Give this book instead of a card.  Both gift books -- published by Elle Claire -- include encouraging words and a dash of Scripture on every page.

 

 

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52 Ways to Connect as a Couple

 

Selfishly, you could buy this book just to have more fun with your spouse, communicate better, and appreciate each other more.

But there may be a greater purpose. Maybe your marriage is supposed to be a model for others (including your kids.)  Imagine a world with less divorce, fewer single parents, and more confident young people.  All because of your noble commitment to marriage.  Wow.

On the other hand, maybe it is all about having better sex.

 

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365 Ways to Say "I Love You" to Your Kids

A little book jam-packed with 365 thoughtful, silly, haunting, and charming ideas.

 

That's 365 ways to make your kid -- from newborn to college grad -- feel a little more loved.  Making even a single connection is totally worth the $6.99, right?

 

Hey, forget the words! Delight in the charming illustrations by the fabulous 

 

 

Lifeology   

A charming and disarming gift book. Filled with more than 750 truths you can use.  Favorites include, "If nothing is going your way you may be in the wrong lane."  "When a crayon breaks, two can color." "Never ask a barber if you need a haircut." "Procrastinate tomorrow."  "If you don't tell your story, God doesn't get the glory."  

The 24 categories include "Relationship Lifeology," "Business Lifeology," "Amusing Fact Lifeology" and "Murphy's Lifeology."

You know someone who would adore this book.  Maybe it's you.

 

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If God Were Your Life Coach   

 

Imagine the Creator of the Universe sitting across from you helping you

plan your day, your week, and your life. 

 

He knows you're at a crossroad.  (After all, he put you there.)

He knows there are several paths you can take.  (He knows you best.)

He knows every obstacle and opportunity.  (He cares deeply for you.)

 

Now imagine his voice.  You just might hear it loud and clear in these 60 short chapters that will help you trade your good plan for God's better plan. 

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52 Things Kids Need from a Dad

Fresh strategies, encouragement, and simple truths for any and all dads.  No lectures.  No guilt trips.  These 52 easy-to-read chapters will help fill your home with laughter, mutual respect, shared values, and a bond that lasts a lifetime and beyond.  

 

Foreword by Josh McDowell.   More than 150,000 copies sold.

 

 

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It's Great Being a Dad

I've been working with the National Center for Fathering for more than 20 years. This book -- written with two very cool dads -- represents the best of the best advice and stories gathered over our time together. 

 

 

 

 

 

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The One Year Life Verse Devotional

Dramatic stories and favorite Bible verses from 365 real people including Chuck Colson, Joni Eareckson Tada, Jerry Jenkins, Kurt Warner, James & Shirley Dobson, Stuart & Jill Briscoe, J.I. Packer, Kevin Leman, Randy Alcorn, Chip Ingram, Francine Rivers, Josh McDowell, Patrick Morley, Bono, and Lee Strobel.  

 

Plus, you'll read the “life verses” of artists, athletes, authors, heroes of the faith, biblical characters, and people just like you.  In the next 12 months, see how the Word works in real lives. Including yours.  (Part of the best-selling One Year Devo series from Tyndale.)

 

 

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Once Upon a Tandem

Jay's first book.  (Still my favorite.)  

 

An allegory for the road of life which asks “Where are you going? Who’s pedaling? Who’s steering?”  A not-soon-to-be-forgotten, potentially life-changing modern parable.

 

Including dozens of alluring woodcut illustrations from a good friend and gifted artist  

 

 

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52 Things to Pray for Your Kids

Pray for them.  Pray with them.

 

Practice prayable moments.   Learn the amazing "knock and pray" strategy. Pray watching the horizon.  Pray away demons.  Pray because Jesus did.

 

Moms and Dads, praying is not a burden.  

It's a privilege.  And a blast.

 

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How to Disciple Men (short and sweet)

I had the privilege to work with 45 of the the sharpest guys (and one gal) in ministry today.  Serving as editor and cheerleader.


If you care about the hearts and souls of men, please get a hold of this book.  You'll gain fresh answers for the challenges of ministry. And harvest new opportunities. It's a privilege.  And a blast.

It's a resource you'll turn to a hundred times a year. Really.

 

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Quick Tips for Busy Families   

Before they turn into zombies, your kids are counting on you to unshackle them from their screens and engage them with the family.  ​These 144 "Parenting Hacks" present surprising strategies for entering their world, brightening their day, making them think, setting them up for success in the classroom, and giving them spiritual roots.  

144 short chapters suggest ways you can use shower curtains, baseball mitts, Pez dispensers, Sharpies, S'Mores, sock rings, tree stumps, turkey basters, library cards, and even a "potty mouth log" to connect with your kids.

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Day-to-Day Devotions for Dads

I promise, promise, promise, this book is not your typical devotional.

 

This is a book any dad can do. It’s going to help you connect with God. And help you connect with your kids. And sometimes even help you connect with your bride, neighbors, workmates, and pastor.

 

Get it for yourself.  It's 125 short, short, thought-provoking chapters. Cool? 

 

 

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