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“With nonsensical but hilariously contrived discussions—like the merits of sweatpants for various activities—the [Ultimate Guide For The Avid Indoormsan] will appeal to readers looking for lighthearted fare… a light, refreshing book that will be perfect for curling up with over the winter.”

Publishers Weekly Review (11/2018)

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR THE AVID INDOORSMAN

Releases January 8, 2019 (everywhere books are sold)

Avid Indoorsman Final CoverAre your couch, TV, and smartphone among your most prized possessions?

Are you looking for proven methods to avoid imminent Bigfoot and Loch Ness Monster attacks?

How sick and tired are you of hearing your friends and family say, “Let’s go out”?

Then you might be an Avid Indoorsman. Embrace the lifestyle with this hilarious handbook full of tips and tricks to help you survive and thrive in your comfy-yetn still-surprisingly-wild climate-controlled world:

  • Take the “Indooreagram,” a 20-question test to determine your level of Indoorsmanship.
  • Learn to identify and overcome the dangers of both the indoors and outdoors.
  • Establish a healthy indoor routine, including plenty of sleep, “exercise,” and coffee.
  • Dress the part by thinking simple and sleek…and wearing sweatpants often.
  • Explore the science of ergonomics behind setting up the perfect indoor space.

And much more to help you succeed indoors!

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Vertical Marriage CoverHe never saw it coming. It was the night of Dave and Ann’s tenth wedding anniversary and if asked how their marriage was doing, Dave would have said a 9.8 out of 10 and he even guaranteed Ann would say the same. But instead of giving a celebratory kiss, Ann whispered, “I’ve lost my feelings for you.”

Divorce seemed inevitable. But starting that night, God began to reveal to Dave and Ann the most overlooked secret of getting the marriage we are looking for: the horizontal marriage relationship just doesn’t work until the vertical relationship with Christ is first.

Written in a hilarious and highly relatable dialogue between both husband and wife, Vertical Marriage will guide you toward building a vibrant relationship at every level including communication, conflict, intimacy, and romance—though Dave is still figuring that last one out. For anyone who is married, preparing for marriage, or desperate to save a relationship teetering on the edge of disaster, Dave and Ann offer hope and strategies that really work.

Release Date: January 29, 2019. Zondervan.

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Todd Wagner invites readers to climb up into the arms of a loving Father for a better view of “every good thing” that He offers to anyone willing to trust in Him. Want to understand God’s good vision for His people and see where His provision for them can still be found today? In Come and See, learn why the very thing that was supposed to make the Creator of the universe more famous has instead made too many people think He has failed. It’s not because God is done with the Church . . . it is because many of us have never truly met her. The greatest evil in the world today—the dead Church—keeps a searching humanity from finding the fullness of the hope and life that God longs for all of us to experience. Come and see the life you always wanted in the one place you would never think to look.

Release Date: October, 2017. David C Cook.

Purchase HERE.

JustKeepBreathing_C“Throughout my life.. i have been beaten by foster parents, by familys boyfriends, by people I don’t even know. I grew up in pure Hell, and torture. I lost my mom for 5 years due to her love for alcohol and not her own kids. I have been bullied and sexually harrassed. I have been kidnapped & raped” —E 

This is just a glimpse of a few real words written to us by thousands of real people. This book is our response. The shoes of Reggie Dabbs have walked on every continent over the past twenty-five years and what he has seen and heard on his journey into our own backyards, hidden in plain sight, is nothing short of shocking. As one of the most sought after speakers in the world, Reggie is invited to share his incredible story with millions of adults and students each year. We figure it is high time that the world hears their stories as well. Along with author John Driver, M.S., a former public school educator and a fifteen-year community youth leader, advocate, and mentor, Just Keep Breathing! is a book of twenty-one real letters extracted from the vast digital inkwell of a generation dying to be heard. Borrowed mostly from the thousands of messages to Reggie’s Facebook page, these letters have been kept in their original form with names, dates, and locations changed to protect the identities of the authors. Each letter is followed by Reggie’s real response of hope to the individual. John also adds insight and “Breathable Moments” for friends, family, and teachers—equipping the reader to help those in crisis continue breathing another day—because tomorrow holds the answer to their today.

Release Date: January, 2016. Thomas Nelson.

Purchase HERE.

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Comedian Tim Hawkins shares his perspective on life in the twenty-first century. 

Best known for his song parodies and riffs on yoga pants and homeschooling, Tim now shares his secret thoughts on everything from marital communication to church music to fatherhood. Diary of a Jackwagon peels away that pesky top layer of reality to reveal that for life’s messiness, laughter is the best medicine—when there aren’t any pills left.

Release Date: August, 2015. Thomas Nelson.

Purchase HERE.

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In 1953, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, a baby boy was born—dead. The attending physician set his little body aside and tended to his mother for eighteen minutes. Now, more than sixty years later, that boy leads an internationally known ministry that encourages hundreds of thousands every year. The Boy Born Dead traces the roots of this harrowing, humorous, and heartfelt story. Few American epics of tragedy, intrigue, friendship, and faith will entertain and challenge the soul like the narrative inspired by the real life events of David Ring—a boy literally born dead who eventually survives, but not without sobering consequence. Living with the harsh realities of cerebral palsy, Ring faces impossible odds, yet stumbles into an improbable life of inspiration and influence in the small, unassuming town of Liberty, Missouri in the 1960s. As a teenage boy, Ring finds himself tragically orphaned and being shuffled about to various homes. Along this journey, he faces secret, unspeakable atrocities that eventually plunge him into the depths of depression and attempted suicide. But amidst the harsh troubles of life, he encounters another boy his same age named David, the son of a local pastor. Their unlikely friendship begins on the rocks, but eventually develops into something extraordinary and unique that alters the trajectory of both of their lives—and the whole town of Liberty—forever.

Release Date: Fall 2015. Baker Books. Purchase HERE.

REGGIE is the inspiring, true story of a man who went from impossible beginnings to a life spent sharing his story of hope with millions of people each year around the world. Reggie Dabbs’ life changed when in the second grade he realized he was adopted and that his birth was the result of a twenty-dollar deal his sixteen year old unwed mother made to feed her three other children.

Interwoven with humorous and thought-provoking anecdotes, as well as stories from the Bible and his international travels, Reggie’s chronological story is his message to students and adults that they are powerless to change their past, but they possess a unique potential to change their future.

Released March, 2011. Thomas Nelson. Purchase HERE.

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Chronicles of Sadie. I became a father in 2008 and my life has never been the same. When our little Sadie entered the world, I began blogging and writing about my experiences as a first-time father.

When my Sadie recently turned five years old, I re-edited and re-released those initial entries in a humorous and reflective project called The Chronicles of Sadie. My goal is to celebrate my daughter and my wife, while encouraging and walking alongside young and new parents in the most difficult and also most fulfilling challenge one can face in this life: parenthood

Each of these reflections, along with photos for each entry, are available at chroniclesofsadie.com. 

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