Books by Amy Hammond Hagberg

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How Do You Know He’s Real?

By Amy Hammond Hagberg

Here is a book that will warm your heart and make you smile all day

How Do You Know He’s Real? contains 34 real-life stories about celebrities who know God is real because of their personal relationship with Him.

Well-known sports, film, TV, and music celebrities talk candidly about:

  • Miracles & Prayer
  • Marriage & Healing
  • Success & Despair
  • Abortion & Sex
  • Addiction & Death
  • Forgiveness & Salvation
  • Joy & Love

These “happily-eternally-after” stories read in stark contrast to today’s depressing, tragedy-focused headlines that feature some athletes and movie stars. In this encouraging and uplifting book, Christians blessed with professional career success share their very personal stories about life in the spotlight-and love in God’s light. How Do You Know He’s Real? is a testimonial treasure that will warm your heart and your reality. You are not the only one who believes the way you do. In fact, some very famous and influential people share your faith in Jesus!

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Facing the Dragon

How a Desperate Act Pulled One Addict Out of Methamphetamine Hell
By David Parnell with Amy Hammond Hagberg

After more than twenty-three years addicted to methamphetamine and other drugs, David Parnell put an SKS assault rifle under his chin and pulled the trigger. The blast took off half his face, yet somehow he survived. They called Parnell the “miracle man” at the Nashville hospital where he’d been pronounced clinically dead. Following an afterlife experience where he briefly experienced hell, David woke up in the hospital, and he was changed forever, both physically and emotionally.

In Facing the Dragon, readers will witness the slow, agonizing metamorphosis of a good-looking high school athlete into a violent, drug-dealing, psychotic wife beater whose children were terrified of him. In graphic detail, they will relive his suicide attempts and then walk alongside him as he endures countless surgeries to reconstruct his decimated face and learns how to cope with his hideous disfigurement.
Parnell is clean and sober and is making the most of the second chance he’s been given, bringing his message about the dangers of meth and other drugs to schools, prisons, churches, and antidrug organizations around the world as a full-time lecturer.

By experiencing the nightmare of his life-—and his brief glimpse of hell—readers will find hope and healing when facing their own life-threatening dragons. Purchase Amy’s books at

How Do You Know He’s Real? God Unplugged

By Amy Hammond Hagberg

Are All CHRISTIANS stuffy old PEOPLE sitting (or sleeping in church on SUNDAY morning?) NO!

Most Christians are people with problems just like you. Being famous doesn’t make their lives any easier. They still struggle with anger, drugs, alcohol, sex, relationships, despair, and disappointment. Whether they are Olympic gold medallists, musicians, professional athletes, or extreme sports fanatics, they know God is real—and these are their stories. It takes courage to wake up and face each day. Find out where some of today’s most amazing young people get their strength to face each day, and how you can tap into your inner strength and discover the power of God Unplugged!

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100 Answers to 100 Questions to Ask Before You Say “I DO”

By Amy Hammond Hagberg

Getting married is the biggest decision of your life. Now you can make it with confidence, knowing what questions to ask to ensure your compatibility for a life of happiness together.

100 Answers to 100 Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do” gives you the most important considerations, including:

  • How well do you really know each other?
  • How will you manage conflict?
  • How will you practice your faith together?
  • How important is romance to you?
  • What are your family, career, and financial goals?

100 Answers to 100 Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do” is a timely and tested guide to a future of marital bliss. Don’t walk down the aisle without it! Purchase Amy’s books at

The Big Gig

The Big Gig is much more than just an intriguing and comprehensive insider’s guide to breaking into the music industry as an independent musician. Compelling and thought-provoking, it is an excellent resource for leadership training, networking techniques, and personal development. The Big Gig is the first book that describes the inner workings of the highly competitive music industry as seen through the eyes of a world-renowned and highly successful musician. The Big Gig provides a template for success by covering the vocational, personal, and spiritual aspects of a musician’s life. The Big Gig is much more than educational. It is inspirational, motivational, and life-changing. Purchase Amy’s books at

My Favorite Christmas

By Amy Hammond Hagberg

Readers will look back with fondness to their own favorite moments surrounding the Christmas season as they catch a glimpse into the humorous, lighthearted, and spiritually poignant memories of some of their favorite Christian personalities from all walks of life, including actors, athletes, musicians, politicians, and authors. The stories and anecdotes from contributors like Steven Curtis Chapman, Jimmy Carter, Natalie Grant, Jerry Jenkins, Nicole C. Mullen, Luis Palau, Kurt Warner and many others—will be a Yule time pleasure for readers. Amidst the rush and hustle of the season, My Favorite Christmas inspires us with down-to-earth and heavenly heartwarming stories from favorite celebrities—and helps us reflect on our own cherished holiday moments. Purchase Amy’s books at

Prison to Ph.D.

A Memoir of Hope, Resilience, and Second Chances
By Jason Sole with Amy Hammond Hagberg

From Prison to PhD: A Memoir of Hope, Resilience, and Second Chances is the inspirational autobiography of Jason Marque Sole, a former drug dealer, leader of a notorious street gang, and a three-time convicted felon who completely turned his life around. The eldest of three children, Jason was raised on the mean streets of the south side of Chicago by a cocaine-addicted father and an overburdened mother who left to pick up the pieces. Tired of having empty pockets, Jason joined a local gang and quickly rose to a lucrative position of authority. When he was sixteen, Jason’s mother sent him to live with relatives in Waterloo, Iowa in an effort to save him from the allure of the streets, but his attraction to easy money and a life of crime was too powerful. At 18, Jason was caught with a firearm and received jail time along with probation. At 21, he was caught with 18 grams of crack cocaine and convicted of second-degree possession of a controlled substance. Jason was released from prison after serving two years, but he knew the only way he would ever truly succeed was if he got an education. At 25, he began his undergraduate studies in Criminal Justice and became a tireless community volunteer. In 2005, he was set up by his best friend and faced over 9 years in prison. He gained a lot of support from the community, which helped him secure a downward departure. Jason took the most of his second chance. In December 2006, he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, followed by a master’s degree just a year and a half later. He is now in the last phase of earning his PhD in Public Safety Leadership with a specialization in Criminal Justice. Jason Sole is living proof that one can overcome the difficulties of poverty, gang membership, and violence. Purchase Amy’s books at


Loving Yourself From the Inside Out
By Barbara T. Marshall with Amy Hammond Hagberg

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see wrinkles, blemishes, fatigue and pain or a beautiful reflection of a woman of strength, moral character, courage, and passion? It is hard to remember that genuine beauty is not what is on the cover of fashion magazines. Are you able to look beyond whatever physical flaws you may have and truly love yourself? Every woman wants to be beautiful and valuable… and you are! So what is holding you back from believing it? In Ransomed, TV personality and speaker Barbara T. Marshall draws upon the lives of five amazing women from the Bible—Rahab, Naomi, Hannah, Deborah, and Martha—who beautifully illustrate God’s ability to ransom hearts, revive tired and wounded spirits, and reveal the incredible loveliness He has placed within each of us. She also shares her own personal struggles with eating disorders, a broken marriage, troubled teens, and financial hardship and explores how her circumstances have shaped her character. Who should read this book? If you struggle with feelings of inadequacy, emotional wounds, hidden pain, or just playing the comparison game with other women, this book is for you. Ransomed will help you learn to become confident with who you are and what you look like, both inside and out. Unveil the incredible woman God created you to be! Then you will be able to truly love yourself and thrive as a beautiful woman. Companion study guide also available. Purchase Amy’s books at


What’s Your Problem?

Discovering God’s Greatness in the Midst of Your Storms
By Emily Edwards, Editor Amy Hammond Hagberg

We all have problems and trials. There’s no escaping them. But should we try to avoid them? Pain is part of God’s maturing process. When our lives run smoothly, we don’t mature as quickly, emotionally, and spiritually. Every trial we face has a purpose designed to give us great hope and strength in in the future. What’s Your Problem? Discovering God’s Greatness in the Midst of Your Storms offers biblical insights to encourage you to focus on God and not on the trial. As you concentrate on God’s character and His promises, He will guide you to the light at the end of the tunnel, regardless of the problems you face. In these pages, you will read stories of victory from actual people. After reading what God did for them through their trials, you won’t just tolerate your difficult circumstances. You will experience hope, peace, and victory through them. Purchase Amy’s books at