“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

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Checking the Boxes Only You Can Check

40 Ways to Make the World a Better Place

“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

 

The culture is saying Christians are narrow-minded haters who don’t care about the world. You and I know that’s just not true.

But there’s a way we can flip that script. What if people who call themselves Christians began to act like it?

We’re all different. Each with our own gifts and assignments. The plan is for you to check the boxes next to your name.

Unfortunately, most people miss the memo. And that’s a big reason this beautiful creation – including the 8 billion inhabitants made in God’s image – is in a world of hurt.

In Checking the Boxes Only You Can Check, best-selling author and national speaker Jay Payleitner provides a forty-point strategy for tackling those issues that keep us up at night, distract us from our higher purpose, and prevent us from living our best life.

Challenge yourself with forty direct and indispensable objectives including:

* Recognize You have a Purpose.     * Think Generationally.

* Expect Silver Linings.                      * Get Out of Your Silo.

* Exhibit Empathy.                              * Admit You have Limits.

* Defy the Lions.                                   * Do What’s Right in Front of You.

* Be a Talent Scout.                              * Throw Starfish.

Each chapter will inspire you to look within and beyond yourself. That’s how you’ll uncover an abundance of shrewd life tactics and surprising rewards.

Each objective is rooted in Scripture. Relatable anecdotes make it personal. Penetrating questions at the end of each chapter prompt individual reflection or group debate.

Checking the Boxes Only You Can Check would be a great resource for Bible studies, small groups, book clubs, and sermons. Reading this invaluable book could be your first step to making the world a better place.

Publisher:
Whitaker House

Praise for Checking the Boxes Only You Can Check

  • "I picked up Jay’s book, Checking the Boxes Only You Can Check, thinking that it might be a helpful book for passing biblical lessons and values on to our children and grandchildren. While that’s indeed true, I was immediately impressed that I needed to first check the boxes myself. We can’t pass on what we don’t have."

    - Wayne Shepherd, National Christian Radio Host
  • "We all mean well and want to leave the mark of Christ on our family and our broader sphere of influence. Once again, Jay gives us helpful insights and tools to do just that."

    - Grady Hauser, author, Passing the Baton---100 Life Principles and Skills Every Father Needs to Teach His Children.
  • “I agree with Jay that ‘The world works best when humanity is looking for answers not pointing fingers or passing the buck’. This book really resonates with me as a man. I desperately want to make a difference for good and Jay encourages me with solid reminders of how to do just that.”

    - Brian Doyle, Founder and President of Iron Sharpens Iron.
  • “With Checking the Boxes Only You Can Check, Jay has created an empowering guide, encouraging readers to embrace personal responsibility and kickstart their impact on the world through practical, scripture-based wisdom. A truly uplifting read for those seeking to embrace the journey toward living an excellent life with purpose and self-awareness.”

    - Anne Nelson, Founder and CEO of Fully Thriving
  • “Who wants to show up in heaven with a long list of unchecked boxes? I don’t! That’s why I’m grateful for Jay Payleitner’s latest book. He’s opened my eyes to unchecked boxes that—in Christ—I really can check. Just maybe, I can do my part to have a life-changing impact on my corner of the world.”

    - Jon Gauger, Moody Radio host and author, Kids Say the Wisest Things
  • “Jay Payleitner is one of the most creative writers I know. Checking Boxes is another example of his creative genius. This is not a book about bucket lists that make us feel good about ourselves. It’s not about bragging rights either. No, Jay writes so we don’t forget that God made us on purpose with a purpose. Checking Boxes reminds us that following Christ is much more than praying a prayer. It’s embracing God’s plans that He already prepared for us as His masterpieces to impact our world through the aroma of Christ.”

    - Cavin Harper, Founder and CEO of ElderQuest Ministries
  • "Who hasn’t asked the question: 'Why did God create a world with so much turmoil and pain?' The answer Jay Payleitner gives in his new book Checking the Boxes Only You Can Check: 40 Ways to Make the World a Better Place is that God created you to do something about it. Jay’s invigorating book shows how you can be a person who helps overcome the troubles of the world starting within yourself, checking one box at a time.

    - Edward Grinnan, editor-in-chief & vice president, Guideposts
  • "Jay Payleitner is one of the most creative writers I know. ”Checking Boxes” is another example of his creative genius. This is not a book about bucket lists that make us feel good about ourselves. It’s not about bragging rights either. No, Jay writes so we don’t forget that God made us on purpose with a purpose. It’s a reminder to embrace God’s plans He has already prepared for us as His masterpieces to impact our world through the aroma of Christ."

    - Cavin Harper, founder and CEO of ElderQuest Ministries
  • "This is sensible, simple, and easy to digest…a must read if you are looking for a way to improve your relationships and yourself!"

    - Jeffrey K. Butcher, president emeritus, Brotherhood of St. Andrew
  • "Do you want your life to go somewhere? To make a difference in your world? Here’s your pre-flight checklist. Or rather your in-flight checklist to a God-centered, difference making life."

    - Leary Gates, venture leadership coach and founder of Strategic CEO
  • "In the craziness of life there are times we forget why God put us here. We lose some drive. Forget the goal. Grow complacent. Checking the Boxes Only You Can Check reminds us of the kind of person God created us to be—and how to get there."

    - Tim Shoemaker, national speaker and author of over 20 books including The Very Best, Hands-On, Kinda Dangerous Family Devotions
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