Lead Singer of Tenth Avenue North Releases First-Ever Book, Flips Concept of Finding God’s Will on Its Head With humor and vulnerability, Mike Donehey shares his personal story to encourage readers to hold their dreams with open hands “Perhaps God isn’t giving me the plan because He wants to
be the plan.”
This was the “aha” moment Mike Donehey—lead singer and songwriter for the award-winning contemporary Christian band Tenth Avenue North—had after years of wrestling with his obsession to know God’s specific plans for his life. Through a series of life events, Donehey discovered that begging and blackmailing God into revealing His plan was robbing him of the true freedom found in a Christ-filled life.
In his first-ever book, Finding God’s Life for My Will: His Presence Is the Plan
(WaterBrook, August 6, 2019), Donehey creates a double take on the age-old question, “How do I find God’s will for my life?” by rearranging the words into a bold, fresh concept of Finding God’s Life for My Will
—seeing God as
the plan, not simply the formula to
He uses his signature humor, captivating storytelling, and relentless hunger for God to challenge readers to surrender their own obsessions with knowing their future and instead trust-fall into wherever God leads.
Alongside his insightful teaching and funny childhood stories, Donehey opens up in total transparency about some of his own life challenges that have flipped his plans on their head—from his near-death experience in a car accident as a teen to later dealing with miscarriage, marital struggles, and the hardships of life on the road.
“I’ve seen some of the dreams I’ve had as a kid come to fruition, but I’ve also seen some of those dreams gloriously dashed,” says Donehey. “Finding more of God’s life for my will has taught me to hold all of the dreams I have with open hands. God doesn’t need me to accomplish any of my dreams after all; He wants to become my dreams.”
With more than 1.6 million social media followers, Tenth Avenue North is a favorite for many listeners of Christian music. Since the band formed in 2000, Donehey has shared the truth of the gospel in front of millions of people through song and speaking. Teens and millennials, fans of the band, as well as ministry leaders will appreciate Donehey’s honesty and relatability in his book as he invites them to move forward in their own lives, even without all of the answers in hand. Donehey can speak to:
• His story of obsessing over God’s plan for his life and finally surrendering that
• The freedom God offers when we move forward and trust Him without all the answers in hand
• The hardships of life on the road, including his wife’s miscarriage and the band cutting back on
tour dates for their families
• His near-death experience that led to his learning guitar and eventually forming the band
For more information, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
MIKE DONEHEY is an author and the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the award-winning contemporary Christian band Tenth Avenue North, whose new album No Shame
releases August 2. Since 2000, he has been sharing the truth of the gospel in front of millions of people through song and speaking. His transparent writing has attracted a diverse audience to his blog posts, social media commentary, and teaching based on Tenth Avenue North songs. Donehey, his wife, Kelly, and their four daughters live in Nashville, Tennessee.
Praise for Finding God's Life for My Will
“Challenging, captivating, and convicting. In Finding God’s Life for My Will
, Mike not only offers a refreshing perspective but also gives us wisdom we need to really live the life we were always made for!”
—Jordan Lee Dooley
, author of the bestselling book Own Your Everyday
and host of the SHE podcast
“Mike has been a friend of mine for years. He is equal parts fun and wise and kind. He says what he believes and he believes what he says. This book is full to the brim with words from a voice I trust because he lives out the gospel message without pretense and with tremendous vulnerability.”
, author of New York Times
bestsellers Love Does
and Everybody Always
“Guess who is waiting for you when the road rises up and smacks you in the face, when life sneaks up and hits you from behind and knocks you to your knees? Mike Donehey realized that it was from these positions he was in the best place to reach out for God’s hand and rise up. From accidents and intentions, decadence to ascension, his life and God’s will found a place called home.”
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