In all his writing, John strives to write material that will make a difference. This comes about by focusing on making sure all content is relevant, adding unique features to help the reader, and being sure that there is an audience seeking solutions for their problems.
I have been working hard to finish a book that has grabbed me and won’t let go. I started it in 1998 and then life got in the way. Now it’s 99.9% complete with all footnotes, endorsements, pending forewords, and a bibliography of close to 100 books. This book excites more than anything I’ve ever written. Here’s a short blurb.
The Pastor and the Board: 20 Leadership Principles to Build Responsible and Effective Church Leaders is a contemporary parable about church leadership. Readers will experience and identify with the life of a church board as Pastor Andrew and his board members struggle with every-day church issues, administration, decisions, and conflicts. The board learns twenty leadership principles including teamwork, expectations, encouragement, followership, servant leadership, responsibility, change, critical thinking, problem-solving, visioning, and more. Servant leadership is an underlying theme throughout the book. The engaging story is filled with real-life examples straight from today’s church boardrooms to equip church leaders with leadership skills.
On Foot Care
John’s popular book Fixing Your Feet: Injury Prevention and Treatments for Athletes was initially self-published and then was picked up by a mainstream outdoor publishing house. It has reached the often envied position of being released in its 6th edition in summer 2016. The book is unique in that it contains over 350 pages of tips about foot care, covers all aspects of footwear, injuries, and related treatments, and a complete list of resources. The book has become the ‘bible’ of foot care by those in extreme sports. The book was first released in 1997 and although it appeals to a niche market, it has sold well over 63,000 copies to athletes in countries around the world. A 7th edition is planned for 2021.
On the Church
A completely different book is his The Pastoral Search Journey, a book for churches on finding and calling a pastor.
His two booklets include A Parent’s Guide to the Emergency Room and Happy Feet: Foot Care Advice for Walkers and Travelers.
John’s Published Works
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