reading: 10 Days Without

I live a life full of good intentions. Ask my wife, my boss, my employees. They’ll tell you.

Good intentions are cans of paint that could have become amazing works of art… but never did.” – Daniel Ryan Day in 10 Days Without

Daniel Day documents his stories of literally putting himself in others’ shoes (or going without shoes) to experience life outside of his own comfort zone, to change his world and himself. He took the Bible verse James 2:17 – “faith without works is dead” – and challenged himself with it, and does the same for his readers.

Each chapter not only catalogs his own story, whether it’s going 10 days without speech, shoes, or human touch (to name just three), but each chapter also presents challenges to us, encouraging us to do the same. To join him in this quest for discomfort, to experience life outside of our modern creature comforts. Daniel invites us to create a plan for how we’ll do these things, and why we do them.

Ten days without furniture may not seem like a big deal. But, as Daniel discovers, it can change the world, at least one person at a time.

Find the book on Amazon here.

I received a free copy of this book from Multnomah Publishing in return for an honest review.




Tonight, I cleaned up some old posts. They were mostly things I’d written while in Undergrad or shortly after. You know, back when I really knew things.

In the spirit of the New Year February, this blog will now be limited to the three following categories:

  • reading
  • good company
  • reflection

What does this mean for you? You’ll no longer need to read new commitments to “Music Monday” or “Fan Friday”-type posts that last for one or two weeks and then flame out.

Here’s to you, dear reader. And to February, 2016.