Category: Books

  • Dear Neglected Blog Readers

    Dear neglected blog readers, I’ve not forgotten you. I love you. I’m thankful for your patience. I’m hitting the final stages for the launch of my new book, Tuning In: Six Ways to Reclaim Your Life from Technology. It’s a book five years in the making, I love it and I think you will, too. It’s […]

  • New stuff from the Cartel Publishing Line

    New stuff from the Cartel Publishing Line

    It’s been a wild two-weeks for our Cartel publishing line as we get into 2017. We’re continuing to gain traction for our two lines of downloadable curriculum, Viva and Next. That’s fun to see. Earlier this month we announced that after several years of seeing diminishing returns from we’ve now broken up. You can […]

  • Disrupting Amazon Book Sales

    Disrupting Amazon Book Sales

    Yesterday, I read this article about how Amazon has small publishers like us by the neck: Amazon Advantage, which I’ve written about before, is the alpha method of selling our books. It puts us squarely in the limelight so that when someone types in the title, we are the first and most visible seller. Click on […]

  • Hopecasting by Mark Oestreicher

    Hopecasting by Mark Oestreicher

    My partner in crime at the Cartel has a new book coming out. He has something like 70 titles in the youth ministry genre, been the general editor of a couple Bible projects, and is the general editor of our Cartel publishing line. But this is Marko’s very first general audience Christian book. So it stands […]

  • Review: Our Last Option

    Review: Our Last Option

    Option 1: I’m right and you’re wrong and that’s that. Option 2: We’re all right in our own opinion and that’s that, let’s just get along anyway. These are the two options most of us see when engaging in our society. You’re either pro-choice or pro-life. You’re either anti-gun or pro-gun ownership. You’re for gay […]

  • The Books I Read and the Power of Fear

    I’m not a big book reader. Sure I read a ton every day. But I really struggle to sit down long enough to read a book. I’d rather do something. Kristen pokes fun at me because I had Master and Commander on my nightstand for almost three years before I finally mercifully finished it. Each […]

  • Book reviews for A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Social Media

    The reviews are coming in! In this post Adam shares a few reviews of A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Social Media.

  • Two deals on A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Social Media

    The book I co-authored with Marko, A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Social Media, is starting to ship. I’d love to get this resource into the hands of as many youth workers and Christian parents as possible. Why? I believe it’s needed stuff! Here’s two deals to help with that.  I’m reimbursing the first 25 people […]

  • Jim Burns endorsement of A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Social Media

    I’m thankful for Jim Burns endorsement of the book I co-authored with Marko. Jim is a youth ministry legend. His decades long ministry has impacted the lives of countless students, youth workers, and parents. I was humbled that he not only read the book and offered this endorsement, he also had me on his radio […]

  • A secret deal on my book

    My new book, co-authored with Marko, comes out next week. I’m very excited about it for two specific reasons. Parents of teenagers really need this book. The days of fighting or banning or trying to wall off kids from social media is over. Parents need to know how to help their child live a life that […]