I’ve authored, co-authored or edited ten books on the subject of creativity and communication, in church and in our personal lives. Six are listed below, and the others constitute a series of resources called Fresh Out of the Box, volumes 1-4.
I’ve been writing since I was 14 years old, and published my first work at 16: “Hourglass”, a short story for the national student literary magazine Merlyn’s Pen (April-May, 1987). Unfortunately, it’s out of print.
In Think Like a Five Year Old, learn the story of your creativity: what you had in the beginning, how you lost it, and how to get it back. Then, once you reclaim your wonder, learn how to use it create great things, in your personal and professional life. More info →
Wired Church 2.0 is the go-to guide for church staff and volunteers coordinating multimedia digital technology for worship, the classroom, and marketing. Covering everything from website design and trends in digital media to selecting and training your media team, this revised edition of the media ministry classic keeps the timeless principles that drive successful local church video and graphic design ministries, and looks at some important new issues facing churches today. More info →
A lot of leaders try to design worship with a team. Instead of taking flight, they crash and burn. What causes teams of sincere, hard-working believers to fail? Discover how to organize and operate a weekly worship team at your church and the five common problems that keep worship grounded. More info →
Many churches use visual technology in worship. Yet simply adding a screen and projector in a sanctuary doesn't automatically translate into growth and revitalization. This book helps worship-screen producers learn to "speak" a visual language. These time-tested design principles provide a basic framework for developing a visual literacy. The book's accompanying DVD includes graphic tutorials for creating art in Adobe Photoshop/Elements, time-saving techniques for achieving special effects, and helpful websites. More info →