Could you live 10 days without shoes? Furniture? A coat? A smartphone? Legs? Day did---and learned tough lessons about how millions cope without the "necessities" we take for granted. Sharing his personal experiences, he shows how his simple but radical experiment broke through walls of convenience and indifference to move him from apathy to action. 224 pages, softcover from Multnomah.
A Rebellion against Apathy.
A Strategy for Action.
"Life is full of good intentions, but for too many, our good intentions never become good actionsthey dont move us forward, draw us closer to God, or make a difference in the world.
Good intentions are cans of paint that could have become amazing works of art…but never did."
Daniel Day, in Ten Days Without
Daniel Day could tell you all about his love for God and his desire to live as a follower of Jesus. But it took a simple but radical experiment to move from simply talking about it to actually living like it. For ten days at a time, Daniel chose to abandon a certain "necessity"a coat, a voice, shoes, media, furniture, legs, touchand to blog about it to raise funds and awareness for organizations that are doing amazing things to make a difference in the world. And then he invited others to join him in the experiments and spread the vision. Together they served God and othersand experienced significant personal change in the process. Ten Days Without is the story of their life-altering adventure.
Ten Days Without is a compelling story and practical guide that will equip you and your friends to break through walls of convenience and indifference, and join a movement that is confronting apathy and ignorance around the world to make an impact on peoples lives in a God-honoring way. Ten Days Without is where our good intentions end and making a difference in the world begins.
DANIEL DAY is a graduate of Appalachian State University and the Focus Leadership Institute. Currently, he is director of content and marketing for Axis, an organization that challenges students and families to move from apathy to compassionate social action. Daniel is married to his high school sweetheart, Rebecca, and they live in Colorado Springs, CO, with their three children, Noah, Finley, and Ava.
Praise for Ten Days Without
"A fascinating read, a strong challenge, and a brilliant way to put your faith in action."
Mike Yankoski, author of Under the Overpass
"Ten Days Without is a manifesto for intentional Christian living. Daniel Day fights back against the sins of excess, comfort, and apathy that so often permeate the American Christian worldview. His bold ten-day experiments shed light on the simple things we take for granted, and his experiences from around the world will inspire you to live your life differently."
Justin Zoradi, founder and CEO of These Numbers Have Faces and author of Doing Work That Matters: A Small Guide to Making Big Change in the World
"We at International Justice Mission are so grateful for friends around the world like Daniel Dayfriends who live out what they believe. The world changes because of them. I hope youll be inspired by Daniels passion in these pages and follow him into taking action that makes a difference."
Gary Haugen, president and CEO, International Justice Mission