About three years ago, I spoke at a teen conference in Gatlinburg, TN. I was excited about it because I absolutely love that part of the world- East Tennessee- and I love any chance I get to go over there to do ministry. My buddy Chris Wheeler was at the same event at at our first session, we met Harris III and his wife Kate. I pretty much immediately begged them to be my friends.
You know that thing where people are just a natural fit in your life? That was Kate and Harris for me.
I’ve loved seeing his career grow and shift and he’s just pretty much awesome at everything. I got to be on his podcast recently as well, so we’re just going all sorts of tradesies around here!
Hope you enjoy this conversation with Harris (AND KATE!) and be sure to check out Story Gatherings.
Here are the things we chatted about on the podcast:
– Harris III
– Kate Harris
– Ed Nash
– Dan Good
– Nasa JPL
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My friend Harris III invited me to get coffee a few weeks ago so we could talk about the labels we believe about ourselves. Check out this video of our time together.
No kidding, I was blown away. Harris III’s new book all about illusions and truth is awesome. You can get it here.
(And big waves and thanks to all the Gathering Place folks! Loved being with y’all tonight!!)
Well now I’ve started something I don’t want to quit.
Like eating Cadbury Creme Eggs. (Easter come quickly.)
I just love getting to tell y’all about books and two more great books release today that I think you should know about (and And AND stick around to the end for giveaways!).
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Hope Runs by Claire Diaz-Ortiz and Samuel Ikua Gachagua
Two years ago, I sat on my back porch and cried, having just finished THIS INTERVIEW with Sammy. He’s an incredible young man. I believe in that kid.
I interviewed Claire for What’s Your Mark?, a book I wrote with Jeremy Cowart and we immediately hit it off. I respect her so much, her work ethic and her investment in Sammy.
And this book, written by both of them, tells the story of how they became a family. It will make you tear up, people. It is beautifully written and a story like nothing else I’ve ever read. I think this would be an incredible graduation gift for guys or girls and a sweet Mother’s Day gift.
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The Illusion of More by Harris III
People are often asking me for books that a whole youth group can use- that boys will like and girls will like and leaders will like. This one from Harris III, master illusionist, is that exactly. I’ve gotten to look through it and I kept saying, “this is SO needed! This is SO good!” And then he pulled a rabbit out of my hat and I was like “I DON’T EVEN OWN A HAT.”
(Nah. That’s a dumb joke. Sorry.)
(But I’m giggling soooo….)
The theme is perfect for any of us- what lies do you believe? Is the grass always greener on the other side?
Here’s a video to tell you more about the book. (Click over if you can’t see it, subscribers. It’s gooooooood.)
Great, huh? I know. You’re gonna love it.
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So here’s the Tuebook Tuesday Giveaway!
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below of why you’d like one of these books (or both!) and we’ll randomly pick winners early Wednesday!
Happy reading! 🙂