And Winner Is…. Mary James!


I have the coolest job. For the last 15+ years I’ve been working at home (long before it was a thing) writing books with and for the noteworthy and notorious… from former terrorists, to music stars, to CIA operatives, to convicted felons. Through my writing career, I have had the privilege of sharing the stories of some amazing people who offer encouragement and inspiration as we navigate the roads of this crazy world.

I’m thrilled to announce my latest collaboration. Together, recording artist Mary James and I will write her prescriptive memoir and accompanying Bible study. Mary is a 6-time Inspirational Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year, speaker, writer, and president of Mary James Ministries; a non-profit organization devoted to sharing the love and life-giving message of the Gospel. In 2016, the ICMA gave Mary the Video of the Year award for “Fearfully, Wonderfully Made,” a song that truly captures her heart. You can watch it here.

From a childhood riddled with abandonment and years of self-destructive choices, at 34, Mary ran headlong into the restorative love of Jesus, changing her life forever. Today she shares her story with depth, vulnerability, and a refreshing dose of candor. Her music and message provide encouragement and challenge audiences to consider their lives in light of this truth: “We are all imperfect, yet perfectly loved.”

Incidentally, it was fun to see her posing with actor and fellow musician John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville). I interviewed John about his faith in my first book, How Do You Know He’s Real? back in 2005.

For more information on He’s Real or any of my other books, please click here.

We’ll keep you posted on the new book (title TBD). Until then, stay healthy!


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