Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Acclaim for All That Jesus Asks

This is no longer my main website, which you can find at But I want you to know about my new book, All That Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, which has been out for a little over a month. Here's what Christian leaders say:

“Stan Guthrie is one of the most incisive writers I read. I’m always informed and challenged by his thinking.”―Jerry B. Jenkins, novelist; owner, Christian Writers Guild

“Atheists attempt to put Christians on the defensive by questioning the authority and goodness of God—the God whose existence they call into question. This book turns the tables by allowing Jesus to ask the questions. All That Jesus Asks will touch your head and your heart. I highly recommend it.”―Dinesh D’Souza, author, What’s So Great about Christianity

“People’s sentiments about Jesus can run strong . . . . We prefer a sentimental picture because it requires nothing from us, neither conviction nor commitment. And because it lacks truth, it lacks power. In this new book, Stan Guthrie is out to change that picture. Using the questions that Jesus actually asked of those around him, Stan leads us into a deeper look at Christ’s humanity, authority, and mission. In All That Jesus Asks, you will discover the rugged truth about Christ and what that truth asks of you.”―Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

“Rigorously presenting the Jesus of the Gospels as our interrogator and digging deep into the realities of discipleship as he taught it, Guthrie’s book is a landmark. I urge you to buy it and read it again and again.”―J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College

“All That Jesus Asks slices through the fog of culture and history to place us in an uncomfortable but privileged seat at the feet of Jesus as he teaches and confronts those who would follow him—or challenge him. You will find Jesus’s questions to be both spiritually inspiring and unsettling.”―Chuck Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview

“We all have our questions for Jesus and about Jesus—as if his job is to stand at our beck and call and answer our questions. Stan Guthrie encourages us to start in a completely different place: thinking about the questions Jesus asks us! That approach, along with Guthrie’s gracious and thoughtful writing, will no doubt help many readers meet Jesus afresh.”―Mark Galli, senior managing editor, Christianity Today, and author, Jesus Mean and Wild

“Stan Guthrie’s All That Jesus Asks is one-of-a-kind because it is the only book to date to deal with all the questions that Jesus asked—all three hundred of them! . . . The carefully crafted discussion questions at the end of each chapter are sure to enliven study and group discussion. And the question index, which lists the entirety of Jesus’s questions according to their themes, will prove to be a unique resource to teachers and preachers alike. Thanks be to God for Stan Guthrie’s great idea and his life-giving work.”―R. Kent Hughes, senior pastor emeritus, College Church in Wheaton

“Through the eyes of a seasoned journalist, you may meet a Jesus you have never experienced. This unique telling of the old story is refreshingly framed by the almost three hundred questions the master Teacher asked. Here you will find solid scholarship engagingly presented and lavishly illustrated.”―J. Robertson McQuilkin, president emeritus, Columbia International University

“Stan’s book is amazing. It’s rich with wisdom and insights. . . . This book will be extremely helpful to others seeking an authentic relationship with Jesus.”―Mary Schaller, president, Q Place

Go here to order your copy today!

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Vatman Cometh

With his dangerous overspending and laying the groundwork for a Value Added Tax, Barack Obama has changed the discourse from "How do we grow the economy?" to "How much can we raise taxes?" As the president prepares to shift responsibility for this growth- and job-killer to a "bipartisan deficit commission," he hopes we forget all about his campaign promise not to raise taxes on any but the wealthy. Hey, I guess we're all wealthy now.


Sunday, April 11, 2010


Just when I was starting to warm up to the overdog Tiger Woods, the story broke, along with his SUV, of his serial infidelity. Now I don't want to root for Woods because I don't like him personally.

Many people, at least at Augusta, have no problem dichotomizing Tiger the golfer from Tiger the man. I do. Where is the line? Would we root for Jack the Ripper or Hitler if he could hit a clutch shot at the Masters?

Then again, we have no assurance that any of the other guys don't do exactly what Woods did ... or would if they could. Still, I feel golf as a gentlemen's game has lost something by all of this, and that's too bad. Tiger's no gentleman, and neither are we.

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Friday, April 09, 2010

On the Radio: Allah vs. Jesus

Here's my interview with John Blok of New Day Florida about my review of Between Allah and Jesus.

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Stan Guthrie Communications Site Launched

Since October 2004 has been parked on Blogger. Except for the last few weeks (when I was forced to give it a Blogspot address), there it has remained, basically unchanged. But times and needs change, and so must this website. This isn't the end, but a new beginning.

Today I'm excited to announce that is moving to WordPress. While remains the URL, the official name for the site is now Stan Guthrie Communications. This change reflects the broader mission of my business.

Since parting with Christianity Today last year, I have actively expanded my presence in book publishing as an author, coauthor, editor, podcaster, speaker, and literary agent. In addition, I continue to do journalism and public relations work.

The new reflects this expanded mission. Besides remaining the home for my personal blog and Thought of the Day, the site is a one-stop shop of publishing news and information.

- more effectively promotes my business as a writer, editor, speaker, and agent;

- highlights my books;

- provides a live news feed on publishing and journalism;

- offers interesting facts and insights about publishing;

- allows you to hear (and in one case so far to see) podcasts, radio interviews, and some of my speeches; and

- serves as a gateway to tons of information about book publishing, journalism, and the Christian faith.

While the Stan Guthrie Communications site is unabashedly self-promotional, I believe it provides a real service to authors, publishers, and readers. You should expect to come away with something new after each time you visit.

And of course you will see why you should consider hiring me. The motto of the new site sums it up well (if I do say so myself):

Because Words Matter.

I will keep this current Blogger site up a while longer to ease the transition, but for new content, please go to

Thank you!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

All That Jesus Asks

Preordering now available.

My new book, All That Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, will be available from Baker Books this fall. But you can preorder your copy from today. Just click here.

Here's a synopsis:

More books have been written about Jesus than any other historical figure. Many of these books ask and answer questions about Jesus. All That Jesus Asks allows him to do the asking and shows why getting the right answers will change your life.

Covering nearly 300 questions recorded in the New Testament under twenty-six separate themes, All That Jesus Asks uncovers who Jesus is by examining what was important to him and what he wants us to believe. This unique and comprehensive look at the greatest figure in history will encourage and challenge readers.

I'm excited about this book. The writing has deepened my love for Jesus and strengthened my faith. I pray reading All That Jesus Asks will do the same for you.

Go here for the Baker Publishing Group page.

Autographed Copies:
If you send me your request and a check on a U.S. bank for $19.99 (list price) plus $4 for shipping and handling for each copy, I'll autograph each one and mail them to you as soon as the book becomes available.

Questions: My e-mail is guthsc [at]

Thank you.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Future After Health Care

I hope Obama gets his wish to be a one-term president who passed health care. Not because I think I will like his opponent--I very much doubt that I will support much of anything Obama's opponent says. But because politicians shouldn't feel that the best route to electoral success is to lie to the voters, and then ignore them.

By Megan McArdle, The Atlantic

My comment: I know this is old, but it's still good.