Reminder: Virtual Book Tour on Parenting “Wild Things” (Boys!)

Please join me and my guests, Stephen James and David Thomas, authors of the new book, Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys on tonight’s Virtual Book Tour at 5 pm Pacific/6 Mountain/7 Central/8 Eastern.

We will be answering questions submitted at (You can go there even after the VBT to ask a question and listen to the replay. Authors will periodically be answering questions on their blog at

This book is meaty! I have an 18-year-old son myself, and when I started the book, I thought, “Oh, it’s not going to help me, my son is too old.”


One of the key things they say that caught my attention is that, Continue reading “Reminder: Virtual Book Tour on Parenting “Wild Things” (Boys!)”

Virtual Book Tour on The Art of Nurturing Boys–Invitation

If you have a boy in your life that you care about (son, grandson, students, boys on a team you coach, etc.), you will want to listen in on a fascinating discussion I’m having next week with Stephen James and David Thomas about “Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys.”

The best part is–you get to ask the questions!

If you go to you can ask the authors about your most challenging issue with raising boys.

After you ask your question (or if you just want to sign up, say “none,”), you’ll have access to a quick video of the authors sharing a bit about what prompted them to write this new, practical, and insightful book that will help you understand, appreciate, and better mentor the boys in your life. Continue reading “Virtual Book Tour on The Art of Nurturing Boys–Invitation”

Invitation: Virtual Book Tour with Dinesh D’Souza on “What’s So Great about Christianity”

dinesh-cover500.jpgOn Tuesday, November 18, I will be conducting a Virtual Book Tour with New York Times best-selling author, Dinesh D’Souza,  about his book, What’s So Great about Christianity, which just came out in paperback after being on the best-seller lists for months.You’re invited, of course!

The way these “Virtual Book Tours” work is you an ask the author a question ahead of time on a special web page. Doing so also signs you up and you’ll receive all the call-on details–as well as the free first chapter of the book, so you can get started reading it right away.

You’ll be able to listen to the live call via phone or your computer (no long-distance charges with the latter).

And if you can’t make the live call on Tuesday evening, if you sign up you’ll get the link for the recording, so you can listen at your convenience.

Ask a question and sign up here.

(If you can’t think of a question, that’s okay–just say “no question.” Signing up assures you of getting the information and link to the replay.)

Call in early–the lines will be packed!

You’re Invited to a Special Event on Unleashing Leadership Potential

Unleashing the Power of Rubber Bands One of the things I “do for a living” is work with publishers and authors to get the word out about their books through something called a “Virtual Book Tour.”

I’d like to invite you to one I’m doing in just a few days.

If you’re a leader of any stripe (parent, educator, church leader, community leader, manager, etc.), tune in on October 28 to listen to my interview with Nancy Ortberg, author, speaker, teaching pastor, and business consultant.

As is typical with Virtual Book Tours, you can ask Nancy Ortberg questions ahead of time. So go ahead–ask Nancy any question you have on how to unleash leadership potential—in yourself or others.

Nancy will answer questions—perhaps yours!—in the upcoming Virtual Book Tour that you can attend via your phone or even computer. Rather than driving somewhere to a physical book tour to hear Nancy talk about her new book, Unleashing the Power of Rubber Bands: Lessons in Non-Linear Leadership (or missing it altogether because it’s not in your town), you get to hear her either live, or later via replay—from the comfort of your own home!

When you sign up, you’ll also get an excerpt from the book to get you started.

Replay of “Pagan Christianity” Virtual Book Tour

paganchrstianity1.jpgIf you did not get to listen to the Virtual Book Tour with Frank Viola and George Barna, in which we discussed their book, Pagan Christianity? Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices, you may listen to the replay here.

We received more than 600 questions, and people called in from all over the world!

If you want to ask a question, you may still do so at Frank will continue to answer questions on his web site, so if you ask a question, visit regularly to see answers to questions. And if you ask a question, you will still get to listen to the replay.

I think when you hear the passion in these men’s voices, it will be clear that their intent is the revitalization of the church of Jesus Christ.

This book has changed the way I experience my own church service. Honestly, it’s a book to grapple with. In fact, as I said in the interview, I firmly believe you need to read this WITH other people in your church. So get more than one copy. If possible, get a group from your church to read it together. There’s a study guide available, as well as another bonus you’ll find out about when you check out the replay.

May you be blessed with new insights into God’s grace as you contemplate the events of Holy Week.

Virtual Book Tour on “Pagan Christianity? Exploring the Roots of Church Practices”

I’m going to be doing a Virtual Book Tour on a rather controversial subject and I thought you might be interested in knowing about it.

The book is Pagan Christianity? Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices by Frank Viola and George Barna.

The book’s thesis is that many of our common church actually have their roots in pagan practices rather than biblical principles.

If this thought sparks a question for you, you can ask it now at We already have nearly 500 questions. It promises to be an interesting interview!

The call is on Tuesday,  March 18 at 7 p.m. Central, and there will be a replay. Sign up and get all the details.