Category Archives: Books

CONTEST- What are your top three?

A few weeks ago I was sitting with a group of youth workers and one of them asked me, “What are the top three youth ministry books you’d recommend we read, if we could only buy three?” Great question. This … Continue reading

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A book signing

This Weekend the YS Store asked me to do a book signing where I’m speaking at the National Youth Workers Convention in Atlanta, a fun opportunity to connect with people who’ve bought my books. (Curious which book sold out on … Continue reading

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My TV Interview about Sex

Today I’m being filmed for a Canadian TV show- a Christian talk show. We’re filming several segments about my upcoming book to parents, More Than Just the Talk (coming this February/March), and then some bit on how to open the … Continue reading

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Zombie Senior Retreat

I’ve been speaking at camps for almost 20 years, and I gotta admit… this is a first! I received a call this summer from a camp director of a big camp in TX and he told me, “I’d like you … Continue reading

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Free Books This Week

Lots of opportunities to get free books this week: 1. CONTEST: Those of you who’ve followed me for a while know I love using pop culture as a springboard for conversations about the truth of the Bible. One of the … Continue reading

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Want a sneak peak?

I just finished a brand new youth ministry book about mobilizing and equipping volunteers for ministry. I turn it in to the publisher in 7 days and would love to get some feedback to make some last minute tweaks before … Continue reading

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Promiscuity or Monogamy

What’s more enjoyable, a monogamous sexual relationship, or promiscuity (sleeping with whoever you want)? Most entertainment media seems to lean towards the latter. Why is this? Does promiscuity really make more sense? This week I finished writing a book to … Continue reading

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A Book All Husbands Should Read

A couple weeks ago Doug Fields finally released a book I’ve been eagerly awaiting, a candid marriage book to men titled, 7 Ways to Be Her Hero. Speaking frankly, I’m just not that excited about most marriage books. Many of them … Continue reading

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Gimme Your Sex Questions

For the last few months I’ve been writing a book to parents encouraging and equipping them to have candid conversations with their kids about sex. In a world so full of explicit lies, today’s kids need parents who aren’t afraid … Continue reading

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The Lonely Road of Doing Whatever You Want

The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Guy’s Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. This is just one of the 101 pieces of advice I offer to young guys in that book. In … Continue reading

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