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About Mike Yorkey
Mike Yorkey is a veteran author, much-in-demand collaborator, and seasoned editor who has worked with a considerable number of high-profile speakers, authors, and sports figures over the last twenty years. He has authored and co-authored (as a collaborator) more than 100 books with more than 2 million copies in print.
Mike has collaborated with former gangbanger Casey Diaz in The Shot Caller; pastor and speaker Ron Archer in What Belief Can Do; baseball’s Steve Springer in Spring Time; Cyndy Feasel, an ex-NFL wife, in After the Cheering Stops; the Chicago Cubs’ Ben Zobrist and his wife, Julianna, a Christian music artist, in Double Play; KKLA talk-show show host Frank Sontag in Light the Way Home; Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy and his father, Brad, in Growing Up Colt; San Francisco Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky in Called Up; San Diego Chargers placekicker Rolf Benirschke in Alive & Kicking; tennis star Michael Chang in Holding Serve; and paralyzed Rutgers’ defensive tackle Eric LeGrand in Believe: My Faith and the Tackle That Changed My Life; and pop singers Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. in Up, Up, and Away.
Mike is also the co-author of the internationally bestselling Every Man’s Battle series with Steve Arterburn and Fred Stoeker. He has co-authored several fiction books, including The Swiss Courier and Chasing Mona Lisa.
He and his Swiss-born wife, Nicole, are the parents of two adult children and make their home in Encinitas, California.
Mike Yorkey’s website is www.mikeyorkey.com and his Twitter address is @MikeYorkey.
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Growing up in the 1930s in Memphis, Tennessee, Phil Larimore is the ultimate Boy Scout—able to read maps, put a compass to good use, and traverse wild swamps and desolate canyons. His other great skill is riding horses.
Phil does poorly in school, however, leading his parents send to him to a military academy. After Pearl Harbor, Phil realizes he is destined for war. Three weeks before his eighteenth birthday, he becomes the youngest candidate to ever graduate from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Landing on the Anzio beachhead in February 1944, Phil is put in charge of an Ammunition Pioneer Platoon in the 3rd Infantry Division. Their job: deliver ammunition to the frontline foxholes—a dangerous assignment involving regular forays into No Man’s Land.
As Phil fights his way up the Italian boot, into Southern France and across the Rhine River into Germany, he is caught up in some of the most intense combat ever. But it’s what happens in the final stages of the war and his homecoming that makes Phil’s story incredibly special and heartwarming.
An emotional tale of courage, daring, and heroism, At First Light will remind you of the indomitable human spirit that lives in all of us.
Meet the man behind the mania—Tebowmania, that is. Playing with Purpose: Tim Tebow is an easy-to-read biography of the NFL sensation featuring an eight-page, full-color photo section. Part of Barbour’s exciting “Playing with Purpose” series, this quick-reading account covers Tim Tebow’s early life on the mission field, his amazingly successful high-school and college football careers, the NFL draft-day drama that made him a first-round choice, and his incredible breakout sophomore season as a professional quarterback. It’s a story of family, faith, and football that you won’t want to miss!
When you feel like you've made too many missteps to go forward, how do you find the strength to carry on? Join Casey Diaz as he tells the remarkable story of God's heart for second chances.
The son of El Salvadorian immigrants, Casey Diaz was brought to Los Angeles at the age of two. An abusive, impoverished family life propelled Casey into the Rockwood Street Locos gang at just eleven years old.
Casey was willing to do anything to be number one, but years of chasing rival gang members led to a dramatic ambush and arrest by the LAPD. By age sixteen, Casey was sentenced to more than twelve years in solitary confinement in California's toughest prison as one of the state's most violent offenders.
He thought his life was over--but as the days in solitary wore on, Casey realized someone else was calling the shots. What happened next can only be described as a miracle.
Join Casey as he shares how we can all:
- Embrace the incredible gift of God's redeeming love
- Change our lives for the better
- Find our God-given purpose
A visceral insider's look at the violent world of gangs and prison life, The Shot Caller is a remarkable demonstration of God's reckless, unending grace, and desire to reach even the worst of sinners--no matter where they are.
Praise for The Shot Caller:
"When I read about the life of Casey Diaz, I see so much of my own life. This is a story of a tough young man who lost his way, and of a loving God who never forgot him, no matter where he was. I know you will be inspired by Casey's story. I hope you, too, will surrender to the love of Jesus Christ."
--Nicky Cruz, bestselling author of Run Baby Run
Maybe you’re teaching at school or find yourself in a school setting.
Maybe you’re attending a Sunday morning church service.
Maybe you’re enjoying a movie, a theatrical presentation, or a concert.
Suddenly, your routine is violently shattered: an individual has decided to start shooting and killing people indiscriminately. Voices cry out, “Active shooter!” What do you do? What can you do? Would you make the right choice to save yourself or your kids?
Troy and Shannon Zeeman have been there. They were at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, enjoying the final performer, Jason Aldean, when a gunman with an assault rifle fired over a thousand rounds from his perch on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.Troy and Shannon were among 22,000 concertgoers scrambling for safety and managed to escape with their lives—while helping more than a dozen people get away even though Troy had been shot in the leg.
The lessons they learned that night, as well as Troy’s twenty-five years of training and on-the-job experiences responding to deadly encounters as a Southern California cop, led them to form a consulting company that can help you survive what they call “the most important four minutes of your life."In Active Shooter!, the Zeemans will give you the practical information you need to survive an active shooter event.
The life you save may just be your own.
With nonstop action, Chasing Mona Lisa is sure to get readers' adrenaline pumping as they join the chase to save the most famous painting in the world. From war-ravaged Paris to a posh country chateau, the race is on--and the runners are playing for keeps.
Chasing Mona Lisa is the second book in the Gabi Mueller Series.
TRICIA GOYER is author of more than 75 books. This USA Today best-selling author has also won two Carol Awards and a Retailer’s Best Award. She was also an ECPA Gold Medallion and a Christy Award Finalist. She has spoken at events such as MomCon and Teach Them Diligently conferences and is host of the podcast, Walk It Out. A homeschooling mom of ten, Tricia is also a grandmother of twelve and wife to John.MIKE YORKEY is a veteran author or coauthor of more than one hundred books, including The Shot Caller (with Casey Diaz), What Belief Can Do (with Ron Archer), and the internationally bestselling Every Man's Battle series (with Steve Arterburn and Fred Stoeker).
It is August 1944 and the Gestapo is mercilessly rounding up suspected enemies of the Third Reich. When Joseph Engel, a German physicist working on the atomic bomb, finds that he is actually a Jew, adopted by Christian parents, he must flee for his life to neutral Switzerland. This fast-paced, suspenseful novel takes readers along treacherous twists and turns during a fascinating--and deadly--time in history.
The Swiss Courier is the first book in the Gabi Mueller Series.
Gabi Mueller is a young Swiss American woman working for the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) close to Nazi Germany. When she is asked to risk her life to safely "courier" Engel out of Germany, the fate of the world rests in her hands. If she can lead him to safety, she can keep the Germans from developing nuclear capabilities. But in a time of traitors and uncertainty, whom can she trust along the way?
The Swiss Courier is perfect for men and women who like reading:
- historical fiction inspired by World War II
- Christian romance novels
Linspired reveals the inside story of the remarkable and meteoric rise of Jeremy Lin, superstar of the New York Knicks the first Asian-American-born player of Chinese/Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA. Discover the journey of the underdog who beat the odds to reach his current stardom and catch the attention of the sports world with both his incredible basketball skills and his on and off-court example of faith, persistence, and hard work.
After receiving no athletic scholarship offers out of high school and not being drafted by an NBA team after graduating from Harvard, Lin signed a deal with his hometown team of the Golden State Warriors. After only his first year of play he was waived by the Warriors, but he was picked up by the Houston Rockets. Again, he was let go, on Christmas Eve, 2011. In spite of this disappointment, Lin always remained positive and trusted that God had a plan for his life and talents. Soon after, Lin was picked up when the New York Knicks needed a guard. After weeks of sitting on the bench, a teammate’s injury placed Lin on the court, and since then he has captivated sports fans throughout the world with his tremendous skill and humble response.
Linspired reveals the remarkable journey of the ultimate underdog, Jeremy Lin, formerly of the New York Knicks, current superstar point guard of the Houston Rockets, and the first American-born player of Chinese/Taiwanese descent to play in the National Basketball Association.
In spite of being cut by two NBA teams before he signed with the Knicks, Lin always trusted that God had a plan for his life and his talents. In an interview with Mike Yorkey, Lin says, "I'm not exactly sure how it is all going to turn out, but I know for a fact that God has called me to be here now in the NBA.”
After weeks of sitting at the end of the bench, a teammate’s injury finally placed Lin on the court. Since then, he has captivated sports fans throughout the world with his tremendous skill and humble response to all the acclaim.
Weighing in on this phenomenon are tennis’s Michael Chang, the first notable Asian-American athlete, Lin’s pastor, Stephen Chen, and Pat Williams, senior vice president of the Orlando Magic. Other features include eight pages of full-color photos and in-depth interviews with Lin himself, as well as an entirely new chapter detailing Jeremy’s move to the Rockets.
Ron Archer’s story will inspire you to trust God with the impediments
facing you, whether big or small. Born to a biracial teenage mother
forced by poverty to become a call girl, he survived an abortion his mother’s
pimp forced her to have.
Abused by some, bullied by others, and rejected by a stepfather, Ron
was a stutterer, a bed-wetter, and an overweight kid who banged his head
against the wall to knock himself to sleep at night. At age ten, he decided
to take his own life.
The gun did not fire.
Afterward, a schoolteacher and a widowed neighbor stepped in and shared
the love of God with him—forever changing his life.
In this message-driven memoir, Archer shows readers how regardless of
background and experiences, God can transform your pain into power and
your misery into ministry.
In What Belief Can Do, readers will discover:
• Everything we go through in life is a down payment on our destiny.
• We are conceived and born with a divine design.
• Loving, caring people who mentor a child can change his or her life.
• Sometimes our greatest blessings are contained in our greatest challenges.