The 10-Second Rule

Following Jesus Made Simple

About The Book

“This book is catalytic! If you long for something brief, simple, motivational, biblically sound and easy to understand—to move you from good intentions to transformational living, read this book. I loved it and highly recommend it.” —Chip Ingram, President and Teaching Pastor, Living on the Edge; Author of The Genius of Generosity

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!

About The Author

Photograph © Craig van der Lende

Clare DeGraaf is a follower of Jesus, an elder, Bible teacher, and blogger. For more than thirty years, he’s been a full-time spiritual mentor of men all over the world—from 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.

Raves and Reviews

“Rarely does a book jolt me into immediate action. The 10-Second Rule did just that. After laying the book down I kneeled down 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.”
Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, Chairman of the Board of the Willow Creek Association

– Clare De Graff, The 10-Second Rule

"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."
—Laura Schroff, author of An Invisible Thread

– Clare De Graff, 10-Second Rule

“This book is catalytic! If you long for something brief, simple, motivational, biblically sound and easy to understand – to move you from good intentions to transformational living, read this book. I loved it and highly recommend it.”
Chip Ingram, President and Teaching Pastor, Living on the Edge; Author, The Genius of Generosity

– Clare De Graff, 10-Second Rule

“I believe you will enjoy and be impacted by Clare’s “The 10 Second Rule” book. I hope not to miss as many Jesus moments in the future.”--David Green, Founder & C.E.O., Hobby Lobby Stores

– Clare De Graff, 10-Second Rule

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