Wow! What an encouraging read! One of my primary goals as a pastor is to encourage people to ‘get out of the boat and walk on water’ — whenever and wherever God calls. 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
I am giving away a FREE digital copy of my new book, just released from Abingdon Press — A Story Worth Telling: Your Field Guide to Living an Authentic Life.
But ONLY to pastors!
I used to be a pastor, and I led a Christian school for many years. So I have a special burden to be a help to all of you pastors. I know you can use all the encouragement you can get.
And I, for one, think pastors are worth it.
How the Book Will Help You
I wrote this book to be an uplifting but practical guide for living a life of significance in Christ. But pastors who read the book will also be:
- Inspired to believe once again that God will do great things when they courageously trust in His promises. (Chapters 8 & 9)
- Reconnected with a vision for leading their congregation to live an authentic life with abundant faith focused on God. (Chapter 4 & 10)
- Equipped to speak to issues of life significance and purpose using the metaphor of story. (Chapters 1 &10)
- Provided with an accessible way of defending the Faith to the Millenial generation without compromising Scripture. (Chapters 1, 2 & 3)
- Given an effective, hands-on field guide they can use to make disciples within their own ministry circle. (Chapters 5 & 6)
Download a digital copy of my new book A Story Worth Telling for FREE
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
What You Won’t Get from Me
Of course, I hope you will read the book, be blessed and encouraged by it, and tell others about it.
But rest assured, you won’t be harassed with emails. As I said, I’ve served as a pastor myself for a season and ran a Christian school for a dozen years — so I know what it’s like to be in the trenches of ministry. (You can find out more about me here if you’d like.)
I may follow-up to ask your opinion of the book, if that’s OK with you, and get your input on additional discipleship resources we’re developing.
I’ll pass along other free resources from time to time, because I love pastors and value your input.
You are on the front-line of ministry, so what you think matters to me when creating resources to help believers live authentic lives of abundant faith.
If I can be of any help to you, don’t hesitate to contact me.
What Other Pastors Are Saying….
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
“Do you often find your life to be a persistent plod on the treadmill of monotony while feeling in your gut you were created for so much more? Lace up your boots and let Bill guide you on an exhilarating journey of faith. The abundant life you’re seeking is just up around the bend—if only you’re willing to get off the treadmill and onto the trail!Jason Haynes
Director of Content, Catalyst
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
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.
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)
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
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
Reading a good story inspires greater stories to be told. Bill does more than just tell his story; he guides you to write your own. Living a story may not seem safe, but faith isn’t about safe. It’s about resting on the character of God who Himself provides infinite security. Let Bill lovingly push you out of the boat because he knows from experience that God can and must be trusted completely if He is to be trusted at allMark Spansel
Lead Pastor, Leroy Community Chapel
God has chapters written for our lives filled with adventure, hope, and promise. But do we have the courage to turn the page? Bill cuts to the heart of what it means to follow Jesus. A Story Worth Telling will help move your faith from your head to your heart—and to your feet.Jason Tucker
Senior Pastor, Tower Hill Church
If salvation is actually a process and heaven really isn’t downhill, then we should all listen and let Bill Blankschaen guide us to live a life that matters, to live what we say we believe.Dan Nichols
Lead Pastor, Restored Church
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