Best Books for Boys

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We could barely turn the page, knowing it meant accepting the reality that Little Britches would lose his father.  At the vulnerable age of eleven, it was more for young Ralph Moody (whose cowboy mentors had nicknamed Little Britches) than losing his dad.  It was losing the epicenter of his reality, the well from which […]


The Practice of the Presence of God

Written over three hundred years ago, Brother Lawrence’s collection of spiritual insights sells more and more copies with every passing decade.  It is a supremely helpful tool for people who long to walk with God but are caught up in the rush of today’s world and the spirit of busyness that has impregnated our culture.

The enemy has a sinister strategy to tempt us to overcomplicate the Gospel.  Brother Lawrence walks out the refreshing alternative. Through decades of trial and hardship, he “learned the most essential ingredient of the Christian Life; how to remain in the presence of God.”

Brilliant.  Timeless.  Accessible. Brimming with hope.

I don’t generally read abridged versions of books, but I’ve made an exception with this one.

While the unabridged is even more thorough, the abridged version is small enough to tuck in a pocket, jam packed with life-transforming spiritual truths, and a length that invites you to read it in its entirety, in one sitting, time and time again.

This is a must for the library of a man who wants to become good soil.

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#009: Nearing the End of My Beginning [podcast]


Podcast: Subscribe in iTunes | Play in new window | Download For centuries, Celtic Christians have identified a “thin place” as a location where the veil between heaven and earth becomes especially sheer; a place where the unseen reality of God’s Kingdom is made vivid to the senses; a place where the Presence of God is unmistakable as it rouses […]

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Remember The Signs

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Decades from now when I look back on these years of raising young children, I doubt that few memories will be more superb than the nights we have chosen to pause – snuggling up fireside or by hurricane lamp, breathing a bit slower, letting our souls catch up with our lives (if only for a […]

Now Accepting Applications – Become Good Soil Intensive 2015


  We are accepting applications through January 15th for this event uniquely designed for world changing leaders of men. Click Here for more details and to apply. Special Note – 5-6 spots will be reserved for graduates of past Intensive Retreats.  In order to be considered for these spots, alumni can fill out the same […]