Book Mania!

Bob FranquizBooks

I love books... I love getting deals on books... So I wanted to share with you some news about a couple of my books that's happening right now... 1. My book Pull: Making Your Church Magnetic is only $2.99 on the Kindle. This sale ends in the next day or two, so pick it up before it becomes $9.99 again. Get it here.  2. My book Leadership Blurbs: Bite Sized Strategies for a Growing Church is finally available on the Kindle. (Leadership Blurbs is a reboot of my book, "Zero to Sixty". It has 5 new chapters that are worth checking ... Read More

My All-Time Favorite Leadership Books

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I get this question all the time: "Bob, what are your favorite leadership books?" I've never really sat down to write out my top 5 all-time picks, but I figured if you're a senior leader in a church, these are the books I would highly encourage you to read. So here's my top 5 books on leadership... #1 - Leadership Gold by John Maxwell - I wrestled between this book and The 21 Irrefutable Laws on Leadership. You should read both, but if you're been in leadership for a while, Leadership Gold will really help. #2 - Good to Great by Jim Collins ... Read More

What I’ve Been Reading

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I get questions about what I'm reading almost every day, so I thought I'd share what I've read over the last month. (For those who want to know how I read as much as I do, you can read this post here) So here's some of the books I've read in the last month or so... Smart Kids, Smart Money by Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze - I really enjoyed this book. With 3 young kids at home, this gave me gray ideas to help them win with money. Also, after reading this book I decided to start a wedding fund ... Read More

The 1 Thing Keeping You From Becoming an Author

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I spend a lot of time talking to people who want to write books. They give all kinds of excuses as to why they can't write their book now. "I don't have the time right now." "I'm unsure about what to write about." "Where do I begin in writing?" But here's what it all comes down to: permission Most people are waiting for someone to give them permission to write. They're waiting for some publisher, some editor, some governing body to say, "It's time for you to write." Here are the 2 things you need to write:  1. A message ... Read More

You Already have the Content to Write your Book

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Too many pastors think they are starting from scratch when it comes to writing a book. I have found just the opposite to be true. You have some hidden content sitting right under your nose that can have you well on your way to writing your first book. In fact, I recently recorded a 3 minute video that explains where this "secret" content is hiding in plain sight. Enjoy!   You can grab a copy of my new ebook, Amplify Your Message by clicking here. If you're interested in a 14 day test drive of Author Ninja for only $1, ... Read More

Pastors Make the Best Authors

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I have this theory... Pastors make the best authors. I know there are many great authors who don't fill a pulpit each week, but so many of my favorite authors are primarily pastors and bible teachers. There are several reasons for this, but I want to highlight 3 reasons pastors make great authors: #1 - Pastors are working with an Abundance of Material - Think about it, when a pastor decides to write a book on parenting or marriage or some other topic, it's usually filled with wisdom. Simply because he has been communicating on this topic for years. If you're ... Read More

The Biggest Challenge for Authors

Bob FranquizBooks

I’ve written 7 books over the last 8 years. I’ve self-published and I’ve released books through a traditional publisher as well. In my experience, no matter what publishing route you choose, every author still has the same challenge: selling the book. I find authors think the heavy lifting is done once they turn in their manuscript. Wrong. In fact, I like to tell writers that writing the book is the easy part. Selling the book is the hard part. Too many authors have learned the hard way that books don’t sell themselves. You need a plan of action if you ... Read More

Hey Pastor, Ever Thought About Writing a Book?

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Hey Pastor, I work with hundreds of churches every month in our Ninja coaching programs and many of them have told me they want to write a book. Maybe you’ve said what they’ve told me: “I think I have a book in me.” I believe most people (especially pastors) have a message to share. In particular, I believe pastors who preach and teach week in and week out have a message to share with the rest of the world. That’s why I’ve written a brand new ebook that explains the why and how pastors can amplify their message and take ... Read More

Perry Noble said this about Pull…

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index Hey Pastor, If you picked up a copy of my brand new book, Pull:Making your Church Magnetic, I want to thank you. I’m blessed that Pull has been #1 (or close to it) in its category every day since the book was released. This book distills everything we’ve learned about reaching people and will give you tons of ideas to make your church’s evangelistic temperature boiling hot! Here's what a few people have been saying about Pull... "The church is filled with theories about how to 'do' church, but few people are writing who have actually done it. Bob ... Read More

What Church Leaders are saying about Pull…

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I'm very grateful to the friends and mentors who were willing to endorse my book, "Pull: Making your Church Magnetic".  Here's what they had to say... "When I was planting National Community Church, I longed for a resource that provided nuts-and-bolts strategies for reaching people. If you're planting a church or leading a church of any size, this book will help you use every possible means to get your message out and ultimately see more people respond to the gospel." Mark Batterson, founding and lead pastor at National Community Church, Washington, DC; author of All In   "The church is filled ... Read More