What's New in the Paperback



New cover: we decided to use imagery that tied into the theme of being built on rock.

New subtitle: I never really liked the old subtitle "Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters" because being "dug down deep" isn't about unearthing so much as it is digging down. The new sub is "Building Your Life on Truths that Last."

New Endorsements: I was very honored to have Wayne Grudem, Thabiti Anyabwile, Jerry Bridges and Adam Young add their kind endorsements to the book. Thank you!

New Introduction: It's only a page and a half, but the intro helps establish the purpose of the book and explains that we're all building our lives on some foundation--and the only true foundation is the truth of who Jesus is and what he's done to save us.

New Group Discussion Guide: We heard from a lot of church study groups, campus ministries and youth groups who are using the book and wanted discussion questions. So the publisher created a chapter-by-chapter guide with questions to spark conversation and deeper reflection.

New Suggested Resources: For each chapter we've included a list of follow-up resources.

New Format: It's paperback! Which means it's less expensive. I was very grateful for the first edition in hardback--it was my first real, grown-up hardback book. But to be honest, I prefer the paperback. It's easier to read and I just like the feel of it.

You can order the paperback version of Dug Down Deep from Amazon.com.


If we have the older version of Dug Down Deep, where can we get a copy of the study questions?

Mimi, I've asked my publisher if we can share it online. When we get permission we will post it here. Thanks for your interest.

I am a part of a group of homeschooling mothers who have been reading through books that go beyond the label "homeschooler" and dig deep into theology. Your book is rounding out our year!

I just wanted to tell you how important this book has been for me personally. Over and over again, I have said, "Let me read this out loud to you," or "This is what I've been trying to put into words all along!"

My oldest child is 13. Your book is one I will be putting into his hands in order to demystify common Christian-eze and dig deep into what he believes.

Thank you!

Great update to the cover! I've got the Kindle edition of the original from last January - is there new content to this version as well? I just don't want to miss any good stuff ;-)

Dude, I am new to your apparant sucessful career but u r harder to contact than the president. My son, entering high school, has been assigned a summer project to read and report on your dug deep book but believe it or not I do not even have the $10 to download a copy. I do not have one of those KINDLES or whatever. Where can i download a free copy of this book for him and just read it here on our computer? I am desparate and really need your help

Hello there! I just wanted to compliment you on your book. I just finished reading it this morning for publisher review purposes, and I will be posting my review on my blog this weekend. Your raw, honest writing was very refreshing to me. With wonderfully relatable narrative, I think that this book will be successful in reaching young adults and new believers as they too venture out into seeking why they believe what they believe (or don't believe.) My oldest son is 14 years old, and I think this will be a great book for him to go through with my husband. And the study questions in the back will be a wonderful discussion guide! Thank you for being vulnerable and honest in sharing your journey to true relationship with Christ. Blessings!

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