The 10-Second Rule: Following Jesus Made Simple

The 10-Second Rule: Following Jesus Made Simple

by Clare De Graaf
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The 10-Second Rule: Following Jesus Made Simple by Clare De Graaf

Have you sensed God calling you to greater obedience?

You pass a car with its hood up or gas cap open, and by the time you decide to stop and help, you’re a mile away . . . so you don’t.

You see a woman crying in a grocery store aisle and you are prompted to stop and ask if you can help . . . but you keep walking.

You hope that you’ll do better next time . . . but will you?

In this powerful book, you’ll discover a memorable, simple way to be attentive to the voice of God and courageously obedient to the promptings of the Spirit. You’ll find practical ideas for discerning God’s will, and you’ll read stories of ordinary men and women—just like you—who are living by the Rule and how it has transformed their lives and the lives of those they reach out to.

The 10-Second Rule is a call to rediscover the revolutionary power of simple obedience as Jesus taught it and the early church lived it, before religious Christianity tamed it! It’s following Jesus made simple.

Finally, a rule you’ll love keeping!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476702773
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 839,224
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Clare DeGraaf has been mentoring men, college students, and teenagers for the past twenty-five years. His experience and biblical insights connect him to many career-minded Christians and successful individuals who now seek meaning, direction, and significance. Clare is a businessman and an elder in a mega church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I inhaled The Ten Second Rule.  Enjoyable, practical and applicable.  If you're looking for a great read to inspire you, get the 10 Second Rule!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have now read both versions of this book; the second even more challenging than the first. I found myself relating to the beige christian life while desiring and hoping for a vibrant colorful spirit-filled life and to impart that to my children. The author gives practical ideas on how to be the hands and feet of Jesus to others which has been beautiful to engage in as a family. I feel that i have eyes to see these opportunities as they are presented. May the Spirit awaken his Church through these little acts of obedience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clare has written a Christians fast start kit with the ten second rule. As a young boy I used to read about Frontiersmen on the American west border who were fighting to open new territories. Those that made it and survived had a motto, it was; "Act like lightning when confronted with problems". The Ten Second rule is reinforcing my early mental training. Harlan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 10 second rule is an easy read / hard to swallow reality of what it looks when you're paying attention to the leading of the Holy Spirit. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to live more like Christ. Clare's honest no nonsense approach is refreshing and inspiring.  MG
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We have a group of Men that are studying "The 10 Second Rule". Clare's Transparency is incredibly refreshing. His ability to share on how we can be more like God & His Son Jesus has created great dialouge with our group. I give this book away as gifts and there is no question, this book is great fo anyone. Robert Antonini
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clare DeGraaf writes with the same down-to-earth way as he lives. I know this author personally and have been in ministry with him and can testify to his genuine love for the Lord and people! He's kind, gentle and the real deal. He calls it like it is and his transparency is refreshing. The book is inspiring and thought-provoking! I give it a 10!! You won't think the same about everyday occurences after reading this book!
AdrianeDV More than 1 year ago
It’s not rocket science. When you feel that nudge to do something extraordinarily kind yet beyond the mundane, you should just do it. Unfortunately, most of us have trained ourselves to resist such challenges to our comfort, using every excuse in our arsenal: it might mess up an already busy schedule, it might embarrass me in front of my friends, I might not do it well, I might get taken advantage of, my retirement account might not grow as quickly, or it might not really be God asking it of me, etc. Clare Degraaf, through this simple time-tested rule, shows us that to not obey is quite simply sin. We need to retrain ourselves to obey, and obey quickly, when we hear that still small voice in what Degraaf calls areas of “entry-level obedience.” He uses logic against our quailing psyches, arguing that the worst that could happen as a result of spontaneous obedience is that something good gets done in the world, or perhaps a temptation will be resisted successfully (or we might get mugged or raped, but don’t worry about that). DeGraaf urges us to allow for uncertainty, to press forward in childlike faith, recognizing more and more the voice of our Father.
PWeston More than 1 year ago
Clare deGraf has systhesized his 25+ years of turning good intention, good thoughts -- into action. The book's a masterpiece of simplicity, clarity, and 'hands on, how to' for those who really want to do good things -- God's work in the world -- but find it hard to take action. Read, understand, be motivated, act. The book will carry you along because I'm sure it's a God message. The real deal.