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Now here’s a book that will help you make your story matter. Bill Blankschaen doesn’t just challenge you to live an authentic faith. He paints a picture of what a life fully alive looks like. Don’t miss this!Jeff Goins
Best-selling Author, The Art of Work
About the Book
Your life is a story. And your faith will write it. But will it be worth telling?
Bill Blankschaen’s latest book A Story Worth Telling asks this question: What if you could live a life of such lasting significance that your story would be celebrated in places and times you can’t even imagine?
This hands-on field guide packs in true stories and practical tips for living a life of authentic faith in God, the kind that gets out of the boat and leaves a lasting legacy. His winsome voice meets you where you are in your life journey and calls you to something more, to live a grander, more meaningful life grounded on unshakeable truth.
A Story Worth Telling shows you how authentic faith:
- Gives focus to your life, (Chapter 3)
- Opens your eyes to possibilities, (Chapter 4)
- Produces the courage to answer the call, (Chapter 7)
- Moves you to move mountains, and (Chapter 8)
- Empowers you to keep moving forward when facing problems. (Chapter 9)
Bill’s own story of his pursuit of an authentic life and real-life tales of other FaithWalkers weave throughout the book. So it isn’t just another feel-good book about faith. You’ll learn what it means to walk by faith in the nitty-gritty of day-to-day living in a broken world.
People who live a story worth telling start with authentic faith. Want your life to resonate? Want to become a catalyst for lasting change? Wish you had the courage to pursue your true calling and God-given dreams? Read this book!Brad Lomenick
Author The Catalyst Leader and H3 Leadership, Former president of Catalyst
The book packs in practical applications and proven how-to strategies for
- Finding God’s direction, (Chapter 7)
- Taking righteous risks for God, (Chapter 8)
- Stirring up the faith within you, (Chapters 5 & 6)
- Seeing life from a fresh perspective, and (Chapter 4)
- Living an intentional life of abundant faith. (Chapter 3)
Life is short. Take control of your story. Start now.
Experience A Story Worth Telling for a faith that changes everything.
About the Author
Bill Blankschaen is the author of A Story Worth Telling: Your Field Guide to Living an Authentic Life, just released from Abingdon Press. A writer, speaker, and content strategist, he blogs at Patheos on church and culture and at FaithWalkers.com where he helps Christians live an authentic life with abundant faith. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and six kids when he’s not visiting his second home — Walt Disney World.
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A life of significance is a life propelled by authentic faith. This book will show you how to make your life story the best God intended for it to be.Mark Sanborn
New York Times best-selling author, The Fred Factor and Fred 2.0
Bill inspires us to use truth the way God intended— liberated from theological textbooks on apologetics and applied to the practical world of everyday life. Read this book to take your faith to where it could and should be!Kelly Monroe Kullberg
Author, Finding God at Harvard; Founder, The Veritas Forum
Wow! What an encouraging read! A Story Worth Telling challenges us to live a life of authentic faith and follow after God with everything in us. Easy-to-read and packed full of inspiration, you’ll definitely want to read it again.Ron Edmondson
Pastor, Blogger, Church Leadership Consultant
Yes, this book is wonderfully practical, with tangible actions to take. But the focus is not on me and what I must do, but on God and a vital, growing, active faith in Him. Through his engaging, biblically-based wisdom, Bill Blankschaen will refresh your faith in God through Jesus Christ, guiding you into living a compelling story, not because of your efforts, but because of God’s grace experienced through faith.Mark D. Roberts
Executive Director of the Max De Pree Center for Leaders, Fuller Theological Seminary
Bill Blankschaen challenges and inspires us to write our story deliberately, authentically, and faithfully. Read and act on the ideas Bill shares and chapters of your own life will soon be inspiring others to live a life of lasting significance.Skip Prichard
Skip Prichard, Blogger, Leadership Insights (SkipPrichard.com)
In A Story Worth Telling, Bill explores biblical truths that will challenge and equip any reader to break free from monotony and live a better story. Don’t wait! Read this book and begin a new chapter of your life’s adventure.Peter Greer
President & CEO, HOPE International, Coauthor of Mission Drift
The Gospel is good news, and Bill Blankschaen’s book describes just how good it is. Read this book to be equipped and inspired to see your life differently. And I suspect you’ll want to share it with others.John Stonestreet
Speaker and Fellow, The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview; Senior Content Advisor, Summit Ministries
Bill provides a helpful guide to living the kind of faithful, authentic life we all desire. No matter what stage of your life you are in, this book will help you to live with meaning in the here and now. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to make the most of the time they’ve been given.Michael Wear
Consultant, Speaker, Writer and Former White House Staffer
At the crossroads of daring to set out into the unknown or slumping back into your comfortable life, you will find A Story Worth Telling, Bill Blankschaen’s thrilling contemplation on faith. He writes convincingly about the modern Christian’s dilemma: How do I step out in faith in the midst of a comfortable culture of convenience? I commend this book to you as one that will challenge you to gain a ‘holy discomfort’ as you live out active faith.Steve Smothermon
Senior Pastor, Legacy Church, Albuquerque, NM, Author Big Problems. Bigger God.
Few Christian writers combine theological acumen, devotional fervor, vocational insight, cultural savvy, and absorbing narrative as Bill Blankschaen. This work is a veritable handbook on success in the Christian life—not superficial success of popular self-improvement manuals clothed in a thin Christian veneer, but godly success anchored in the truths of the joyous Christian revelation. In our culture imbued with a bleak outlook for far too many Christians, Bill proposes a destination of hope and joy and expectation in Jesus Christ—and shows us how to get there.P. Andrew Sandlin
President, The Center for Cultural Leadership
Bill Blankschaen has a gift. Combining deep insight with vivid, memorable, and practical illustrations, he shows that biblical faith is not just the entrance gate to the kingdom of heaven; it is also the vehicle, the engine, and the road. Faith isn’t just the way to life, it is the way of life. This book is a delightful guide to getting the most out of your faith and your life.Brian Mattson
Brian Mattson, Senior Scholar of Public Theology, Center For Cultural Leadership; Producer and Principal, Dead Reckoning Digital Network
Answer Bill’s call for taking steps toward abundant faith and, Scripture assures you, God will meet you there. Pick up this book not only to receive a faith challenge, but also to help you to see what faith looks like in the practical areas of life.Tyler Braun
Pastor New Harvest Church, Salem, Oregon; Author, Why Holiness Matters (Moody)
Talk about a wake-up call! If you’re tired of living a life of pretending, A Story Worth Telling dares you to live a life filled with adventurous faith. Let Bill guide you to attempt the improbable so you can do the impossible.Kenny Jahng
Church Online Pastor, Liquid Church
Praise from a Few Awesome Readers
You CAN live an adventure, not just read about it or watch it in movies. This book will help you navigate the dangerous opportunities that defines a life of faith. Blankschaen walked the walk. He tells his story- plus those of others – and ends each chapter with questions and guidelines, warnings, to keep one clear of pitfalls in the journey. You can either go through the book quickly and then return to the end of chapter questions for reflection or journaling, or take each chapter at leisure, using the guide questions for clarity. I found Blankschaen’s writing style relaxed even while he delved into profound themes in each chapter. I highly recommend the book. — J A Flores
A Story Worth Telling is rewarding and convicting. For me it has come at the best time; when I am in a valley of crisis and find my faith being asked about… my faith that I am now seeing as something GOD expects of me. I can learn more, do more, figure out more, but GOD just wants me to breathe and have faith… step out in it, wallow in HIS care… Thank you Bill Blankschaen for following up and writing this extraordinary work! I highly recommend this to who need and must grow their faith. — Sandit10562
Bill’s new book is a perfect place to start for a wake up call to refocus our lives with an eternal perspective. Thankfully, he doesn’t just inspire us to walk a life of abundant faith, and then leave us to figure the rest out by ourselves. Bill switches seamlessly from the inspirational to the practical by examining Biblical heroes of faith, as well as modern Christian role models to spell out how to best position yourself within God’s pleasing will so that He can work through you. — Clay Sturm
I could not put it down once I started reading. — RKHarmon950