Blog entries tagged Books


1. AFR Interview Features “Operation Ordinary” by Leah Pritchard

October 20, 2020

Yesterday American Family Radio interviewed Leah about her new book, Operation Ordinary. Leah explained how socialism is doing in the US what it did many years ago in China. You could hardly find a more timely topic as we approach the upcoming national elections. We all have to decide what sort of future we want […]

2. “Operation Ordinary” Now Available on Amazon

August 29, 2020

Check this out. If you ever wondered how Christians can make a difference in today’s world, Leah Pritchard’s new book called Operation Ordinary offers compelling answers. Leah (our daughter-in-law, married to Josh) has written a bracing call to this generation to embrace the ordinary to make a difference for Christ. I had the privilege of […]

3. Radio Interview: Next Man Up

January 30, 2020

Yesterday Chris Fabry interviewed me about my new book, “Next Man Up.” But we covered a lot of ground, including Patrick Mahomes and the upcoming Super Bowl, John Piper’s comment, Harry Bollback’s phone call, and how to grow from the difficult moments we all face. It was a fun, fast-paced hour. I hope you enjoy […]

4. Download Your FREE Copy of “Next Man Up”

January 29, 2020

We have just released a brand-new book called Next Man Up. Based on the life of Joshua, this book explains how God can use anyone. That includes you and me! We need this because we all want to do God’s will. I wrote “Next Man Up” to encourage you to be ready when God calls your […]

5. Check Out My Latest Book: “Next Man Up”

January 15, 2020

Check out my latest book! Next Man Up explores the life of Joshua to show us how God can use anyone. We need this book because you never know when you will be the “next man up.” Here’s the Introduction: Football coaches love to say, “Next man up!” It means two things: First, something has […]

6. Check Out Our Keep Believing Launch Party!

April 3, 2019

Check out our Keep Believing Launch Party. We talk about Orange Vanilla Coke, Moon Pies, and give a personal update, plus we give away 5 signed copies of Keep Believing. At the end I share 3 ways you can help us launch this new book. Click here to sign up for the free email sermons.

7. Don’t Miss the Online Launch Party for “Keep Believing”

April 2, 2019

It’s party time! Join us for the launch party for the new edition of Keep Believing. The party starts on Facebook Live on Wednesday at 8 PM CT. Games and stories and book trivia! We’re giving away free signed copies! BYOB! (Bring your own balloons) I’m going to share my vision for the book and […]

8. New Edition of “Keep Believing” Now Available on Amazon!

March 29, 2019

It’s here! The new edition of Keep Believing is now available for purchase on Amazon. You can buy the print version for $9.99 or the Kindle version for $3.99. Here are a few endorsements: “If you desire to strengthen and deepen your faith in every season of life and develop a muscular faith, then read […]

9. New Edition of Keep Believing Coming Soon!

March 8, 2019

Quick update on the new edition of Keep Believing: We have finished editing and proofing the manuscript. It has been formatted for printing. It should be available by the end of the month. Here’s a quick peek at the Table of Contents: Foreword by Erwin Lutzer Introduction 1. When Life Tumbles In, What Then? 2. […]

10. The Power of Reading a Book Again and Again

March 5, 2019

My friend Roy Hodson sent me this picture and the story that goes with it. Roy heads up a ministry in SE Kentucky called Heartkeep that works with families in crisis, esp. those struggling with substance abuse. Here”s the story behind the picture (shared with the permission of the young man).   Good morning Ray! […]

11. Here’s the Cover for the New Edition of “Keep Believing”

February 9, 2019

While recovering at home from my broken ankle, I have been working on a new edition of Keep Believing. In 1997 Moody Publishers printed the first edition. Several years ago they gave the publishing rights back to me. For a long time, I’ve wanted to issue an updated edition. I’m happy to say that the […]

12. Steal Away Home

September 12, 2017

Here’s the best book I’ve read recently. Steal Away Home tells the amazing story of the friendship between Charles Spurgeon, the famous London preacher, and Thomas Johnson, a freed slave who studied at Spurgeon’s Pastor’s College. It’s an odyssey of friendship between two very unlikely men who found common ground in Jesus Christ. Highly recommended.

13. My Books of the Year

December 31, 2016

A few comments on notable books I read this year: The Faith of Christopher Hitchens by Larry Taunton A fascinating account of the unlikely friendship between an outspoken atheist and an evangelical Christian. Every part rings true to me. Messy Grace by Caleb Kaltenbach What happens when a young man raised by gay parents becomes […]

14. He Read “Anchor for the Soul” in the Cook County Jail

May 30, 2015

Two weeks ago we started a campaign to raise $70,000 to print 100,000 copies of An Anchor for the Soul that we will donate to evangelistic ministries in the US. In the last 15 years we have given away over 700,000 copies of this little “gospel book.” Our largest partnership has been with Prison Fellowship […]

15. Will You Help Us Donate 100,000 Anchors?

May 22, 2015

Will you help us donate 100,000 copies of An Anchor for the Soul? In the last 15 years we’ve given away over 700,000 copies of this little “gospel book.” Joni Eareckson Tada said this about the first edition of An Anchor for the Soul: “This book cuts through any confusion and showcases what the Gospel […]

16. Anchor for the Soul 15th Anniversary Project

May 15, 2015

It’s hard to believe that 15 years have passed since Moody published the first edition of An Anchor for the Soul. I remember being thrilled when the book sold around 60,000 copies in the first year. But God had bigger plans. Fast forward to 2015. There are now 823,000 copies in print. That’s a stupendous […]

17. A Warrior’s Prayerbook

July 11, 2014

“The Christian life is not a playground; it is a battleground.” Warren Wiersbe We’re in a battle every day. If we take seriously Paul’s call to “Put on the whole armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11), then we know that we need to pray. But how should we pray when we go into battle? My friend […]

18. The Final Days of Jesus

April 14, 2014

What happened during the last week of Jesus’ life?

19. Preparing Your Teens for College

March 21, 2014

Do you have a teenager?Do you know a teenager?Will your children be teenagers soon?

20. Dancing in the Dungeon

March 20, 2014

Suppose you’re a pastor and not everyone loves you.

21. ABCs of Wisdom Selling Well in China

March 19, 2014

I was surprised and glad to see that the Mandarin version of “ABCs of Wisdom” is their #10 on the ZDL bestseller list.

22. New Commentary a Dazzling Achievement

February 10, 2014

The brand-new Moody Bible Commentary is a dazzling achievement.

23. 13 Good Books

December 15, 2013

Here’s a list of some of the best books I’ve encountered in 2013.

24. Two Excellent Christmas Books

December 7, 2013

These books would make excellent Christmas gifts.

25. The Tailor’s Son

November 18, 2013

Every son needs to know his earthly father. Every son needs to know his Heavenly Father.

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