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About Ten Days Without

A Rebellion against Apathy.
A Strategy for Action.
 
“Life is full of good intentions, but for too many, our good intentions never become good actions—they don’t move us forward, draw us closer to God, or make a difference in the world.
Good intentions are cans of paint that could have become amazing works of art…but never did.”
—Daniel Day, in Ten Days Without
 
Daniel Day could tell you all about his love for God and his desire to live as a follower of Jesus. But it took a simple but radical experiment to move from simply talking about it to actually living like it. For ten days at a time, Daniel chose to abandon a certain “necessity”—a coat, a voice, shoes, media, furniture, legs, touch—and to blog about it to raise funds and awareness for organizations that are doing amazing things to make a difference in the world. And then he invited others to join him in the experiments and spread the vision. Together they served God and others—and experienced significant personal change in the process. Ten Days Without is the story of their life-altering adventure.
 
Ten Days Without is a compelling story and practical guide that will equip you and your friends to break through walls of convenience and indifference, and join a movement that is confronting apathy and ignorance around the world to make an impact on people’s lives in a God-honoring way. Ten Days Without is where our good intentions end and making a difference in the world begins.

Praise

Praise for Ten Days Without

“A fascinating read, a strong challenge, and a brilliant way to put your faith in action.”
— Mike Yankoski, author of Under the Overpass

“Ten Days Without
is a manifesto for intentional Christian living. Daniel Day fights back against the sins of excess, comfort, and apathy that so often permeate the American Christian worldview. His bold ten-day experiments shed light on the simple things we take for granted, and his experiences from around the world will inspire you to live your life differently.”
— Justin Zoradi, founder and CEO of These Numbers Have Faces and author of Doing Work That Matters: A Small Guide to Making Big Change in the World

“We at International Justice Mission are so grateful for friends around the world like Daniel Day—friends who live out what they believe. The world changes because of them. I hope you’ll be inspired by Daniel’s passion in these pages and follow him into taking action that makes a difference.”
— Gary Haugen, president and CEO, International Justice Mission

About Daniel Ryan Day

DANIEL DAY is a graduate of Appalachian State University and the Focus Leadership Institute. Currently, he is director of content and marketing for Axis, an organization that challenges students and families to move from apathy to compassionate social action. Daniel is married to his high school sweetheart, Rebecca, and they live in Colorado Springs, CO, with their three children, Noah, Finley, and Ava.

Daniel Day has a B.S. in Business Administration from Appalachian State University, and is a graduate of the Focus Leadership Institute. In 2005, he spent a summer in Romania helping run a summer camp for orphans. Daniel spent two years as a worship leader in college, before beginning a career in Marketing. Daniel has been the Director of Marketing for Asheville’s Fun Depot, Brookstone Lodge, and Axis. Daniel is now the lead producer for Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk. Originally from North Carolina, Daniel lives in Colorado with his wife and their three kids.

Daniel started 10 Days Without in September of 2011. He was tired of just saying he was a Christian and wanted to live it out with his life. The 10 Days Without blog is about giving up good intentions and living intentionally as a Christian. #IntentionalChristian

Product Details

224 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Dec 17, 2013

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

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A Rebellion against Apathy.
A Strategy for Action.

Click here to download chapter one of Ten Days Without.

Ten Days Without is a compelling story and practical guide that will equip you and your friends to break through walls of convenience and indifference, and join a movement that is confronting apathy and ignorance around the world to make an impact on people’s lives in a God-honoring way. Ten Days Without is where our good intentions end and making a difference in the world begins. - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=223380#sthash.vc9QufxP.dpuf
Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf
Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan—but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together? - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=226490#sthash.t1pXmENy.dpuf
Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf

Ten Days Without is a compelling story and practical guide that will equip you and your friends to break through walls of convenience and indifference, and join a movement that is confronting apathy and ignorance around the world to make an impact on people’s lives in a God-honoring way. Ten Days Without is where our good intentions end and making a difference in the world begins.

Click here to download chapter one of Ten Days Without.

Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. She longs for Jacob to fully be free of his past, so they can work towards the future together.But as Rhoda uses her gift to unpack an old secret with her Englisch neighbors, it is not her beau but an unlikely ally that cheers her on. With the orchard on shaky ground and Jacob’s plans in question, Rhoda is determined to see things through to harvest. But can she trust her insight to direct her path in matters of the heart? - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.iEe3za7V.dpuf

 

By Elise Spaid-Roberts

Daniel Ryan Day challenged himself to "walk a mile in another's shoes". He wanted to make it last long enough as to make an impact on his life. He chose 10 days. And he went without a variety of things for each of the 10 days: shoes, speech, physical touch, furniture, etc. Many of his challenges were meant to make him consider the poor, but he focuses on other things that leave a person disadvantaged.He encourages his readers to do their own...

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By Denise Beadle

Daniel Ryan Day writes an eye-opener in his unassuming Ten Days Without. How much of what we have is simply taken for granted? Will anyone even notice if we do without 'necessities?' If they do notice, will they consider it just a publicity stunt or something to gain notoriety? I don't believe either of these was behind Day's adventures in discomfort (as he terms them). I believe he truly wanted to make a difference by showing how insulated...

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By Sonya Jeffords

Daniel Ryan Day went ten days at a time without various comforts that most of us take for granted, with a goal of making a difference. The comforts he gave up, one at a time for ten days each, were: shoes, a coat, media, furniture, legs, waste, speech and touch. He wrote a chapter on each experience and encourages others to try the same.Ten days without shoes was about raising awareness about disease and about providing shoes to children who...

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By Mindy Koentopp

What would you do if you went 10 days without something you thought to be essential? Would you be able to survive without your phone, iPad, computer...? What about shoes? Or a coat?Daniel Ryan Day did just that...amongst many other things. He went 10 days without shoes, 10 days without furniture, 10 days without a coat....to help raise awareness for many of the world's problems. Things we take for granted. He shared his story with us and he...

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By Virginia Garrett

"As Christians it seems like we're called to live differently; but how can we amid all the excess of our culture? These kinds of questions haven't always concerned me. ...I grew up in a Christian home, attended a Christian school, and was involved in church, but I always felt as if my life was meant for something more. I wanted to honor God by loving Him and loving others, but I didn't know how to make a difference."Daniel Day wanted to make...

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