"In this highly effective spoof of Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Fabry hits the ground running with his dedication page. 'An ineffective Christian,' he writes, 'never remembers to thank anyone. Might as well learn that before you begin this book.' With rapier wit, Fabry (Spiritually Correct Bedtime Stories) explores the various ways of being an ineffective Christian. He includes chapters on shunning pain, guiding others with guilt, walking by sight and not by faith, living an unexamined life and holding grudges. In addition, Fabry helps readers achieve ineffectiveness by singling out particularly instructive Bible verses to avoid. Covering all aspects of evangelical Christian discipleship, Fabry offers, via the technique of negative example, an uproariously funny and thought-provoking study of how to live the Christian life in the modern world."
— Publishers Weekly

"Chris has a good wit and keen insight—sometimes a little too keen."
— Larry Burkett

"The gems of joy and spiritual nuggets in this book are indeed encouraging words."
— Barbara Johnson

"Once again, Chris has 'wounded us from behind for edification.' I found myself snickering at the spiritual shortcomings of others and then, all at once, realizing that I was laughing at myself."
— Michael Card

What Readers Are Saying . . .

  • "Fabry has included so much meaningful spiritual content that it is difficult to remain unchanged after reading this book. . . . A fantastic story of the meaning and power of prayer."

    ROMANTIC TIMES, 4½-Star Top Pick Review of War Room

  • "I haven't read anything so riveting and unforgettable since Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Fabry has penned a remarkable love story, one that's filled with sacrifice, hope, and forgiveness!"

    NOVEL REVIEWS on June Bug

  • "An involving novel with enough plot twists and dramatic tension to keep readers turning the pages."

    BOOKLIST on June Bug

  • "This riveting, no-punches-pulled coming-of-age tale is reminiscent of Richard Bachman's (Stephen King) short story 'The Body,' which was made into the movie Stand by Me."

    BOOKLIST on The Promise of Jesse Woods

  • "A mesmerizing tale . . . [Almost Heaven] will surprise readers in the best possible way; plot twists unfold and unexpected character transformations occur throughout this tender story."

    PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

  • "This absorbing novel should further boost Fabry's reputation as one of the most talented authors in Christian fiction."

    CBA RETAILERS + RESOURCES on Not in the Heart

  • "Not in the Heart is the best book I have read in a long time. The plot is unique and creative, containing both ethical and moral dilemmas. . . . It challenges not only the readers' emotions but also their minds."

    READERVIEWS.COM

  • "The rural South comes to life, with themes of forgiveness and second chances as highlights. The characters are both deeply flawed and immensely relatable, making this another hit for Fabry."

    LIBRARY JOURNAL on A Piece of the Moon

  • "A tale of secrecy, sacrifice and family . . . This poignant story is worth the heartache: Complex and layered, The Promise of Jesse Woods goes beyond a youthful promise to center on a bond renewed by a desire for truth."

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