The 10-Second Rule is a call to rediscover the revolutionary power of simple obedience as Jesus taught it and the early church lived it, before religious Christianity tamed it! It's following Jesus made simple. Previously self-published, this new edition has been revised extensively with more stories, expanded teachings, and a study guide.
Learn how to answer God’s call to action with this “wonderful, inspirational book that reinforces how one simple gesture, one small act of kindness, can make an enormous difference” (Laura Schroff, New York Times bestselling author of An Invisible Thread).
FINDING YOUR WAY BACK TO FAITH
Do you sometimes feel as if your faith has gone flat? Does your spiritual life feel listless and boring? Perhaps you’ve unconsciously drifted toward what Clare De Graaf calls beige Christianity. You go to church, attend a Bible study, and even volunteer, but there’s no spark anymore—no joy in your spiritual walk. You may not understand what is happening to your faith, but you do know that you long for something more.
If you want to break out of this spiritual gerbil cage and begin living the adventure Jesus intends for you, the place to begin again is living by The 10-Second Rule: Just do the next thing you’re reasonably certain Jesus wants you to do (and do it within the next ten seconds before you change your mind!).
The Rule is like a spiritual defibrillator! Just a few chapters in, you’ll begin to experience the excitement of making yourself available to God 24-7, and impacting the lives of everyone around you, even total strangers. All over the world, Christians just like you are returning to the simple faith of Jesus and living by the 10-Second Rule. In living by the Rule, you’ll rediscover the revolutionary power of simple obedience as Jesus taught it, the early church lived it, and before religious Christianity tamed it.
Finally, a rule you’ll love keeping!
Clare DeGraaf is a follower of Jesus, an elder, Bible teacher, and blogger. For more than thirty years, hes been a full-time spiritual mentor of men all over the worldfrom college students to business and church leaders. At age thirty-one, a crisis of faith led Clare to reject his cultural Christianity, sell his successful manufacturing business, and devote the balance of his life to serving God. Clare and his wife, Susan, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and are the parents of six children and grandparents of fifteen.
"The 10-Second Rule
is a wonderful, inspirational book that reinforces how one simple gesture, one small act of kindness, can make an enormous difference. Its heartfelt message is that we all have the power to change a life if we open our eyes to the unplanned and hidden blessings that are put in our path for a very special reason."
“Rarely does a book jolt me into immediate action. The 10-Second Rule
did just that. After laying the book down I kneeled…and recommitted myself to ‘doing the next thing Jesus asks me to do.’ This book will wreak all kinds of good havoc in all who read it.”
“With unblinking transparency, Clare De Graaf says…what most of us secretly know about ourselves, which often keeps us from living the life God blesses. Living by the Rule is the way forward! Ten seconds can change your life.
“Excellent…helps turn down the noise so we can…really listen to the Savior’s direction…and follow! I highly recommend this small book filled with big impact!”
“An easy-to-grasp and memorable formula for building a life that consistently puts the will and wisdom of Jesus into action. This book is a game-changer!”
“You will enjoy and be impacted by The-10 Second Rule
. I hope not to miss as many Jesus moments in the future.”