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Jay Payleitner is a national speaker and best-selling author of easy-to-read, hard-to-put-down, make-you-think books

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Really, I'm just a storyteller.

In more than 30 books and having spoken to audiences in 20 states, I'm humbled to say my stories deliver unexpected takeaways that often change lives.

Dads connect with their kids. Marriages are strengthened. Grandparents make lifelong connections. God’s plan unfolds. Optimism sneaks in.

My latest book, Checking the Boxes Only You Can Check, is a response to the accusation that Christians don't care about other people or the world. That's preposterous!

But I have to agree followers of Christ need to do a bettter job of acting like Christians.

We each need to: Find our purpose. Exhibit empathy. Get out of our silo. Defy the lions. Save the polar bears. Throw starfish. (And check 34 other boxes.)

We need look within, look beyond, and check the boxes God has placed right in front of us.

The book is 40 short chapters.  Easy to read.  A little tougher to do.

It could be your next small group resource.

Looking for your next good read or someone to keynote an event? My books and talks cover a lot of ground. Let's chat.

“God promises to assign you specific tasks you dare not miss, because those are boxes only you can check.”
-- from the Foreword by Josh McDowell

Checking the Boxes Only You Can Check

You have a God-given assignment. Here's where you find it.  Possibly your next small group resource.

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Jay's Newest Release written with his daughter, Rae anne!

Girl Dad 

My daughter and I provide point-counterpoint to help Girl Dads everywhere better love, support, and relate to their daughters. You'll cherish this labor of love.

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Hooray for Grandparents!

Keep the generations connected and build your own legacy of love and laughter. May I do a book reading for your group?

"The mission of marriage is to help each other chase your dreams."

"As indicated by the title, this book is about Jesus. But the main character is you."

"Every kid’s first hero is their father. It's up to you to keep earning that title every season of life."

"What if God wrote your bucket list?"

"God wants you living in your sweet spot. If you can dance, dance. If you can plant, plant. If you can lead, lead. If you can hug, hug."

"One day you will look back on your life and it will all make sense, but for now you’ll just have to trust Me."

"The boy saw the flat world for exactly what it was: A momentary threshold to the rest of eternity."


Best Selling Author

More than 30 books published and a half million sold.

National Speaker

Any group. Any time. Covering a lot of ground.


“With an enjoyable, non-preachy approach, Jay Payleitner gently challenges us to get out of our own way. A great read and a great blessing.”

- Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus

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