What I learned from Steve Jobs

I just finished “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson. Here’s 20 things I highlighted. Some apply to preaching. Some apply to pastoring. Some are just interesting: 1. Apple had a 3rd partner, Ron Wayne, who got cold feet after 11 days. He was paid a buyout of $2,300. Had he stayed, his share would be worth […]

Why I wrote the book and why you should buy one

My new book, Ir-rev-rend: Christianity without the pretense, faith without the facade releases today. I thought I’d take a minute and tell you why I wrote it and maybe give you some reasons why you should buy the book. If you want to skip the explanation and get right to the ordering, you can do […]

Praise for Ir-rev-rend

“I get the chance to hang with a lot of Pastors and there are very few that I know who are as “real” as Greg Surratt. You will find this book refreshingly honest and encouraging. Everyone needs an ‘Ir-Rev-Rend’ in their life.” –Mark Batterson, pastor at National Community Church, author of In a Pit with […]

Busted: My seat mate from Ir-rev-rend finds me

When I posted the preview chapter from my soon to be released book, Ir-rev-rend, I didn’t expect the subject of the story to suddenly show up in the comment section. After all, I’d only met him one time, and that on a brief airplane flight. But, there he was. As big as life. Commenting on […]

Preview chapter from Ir-rev-rend: Christianity without the pretense, faith without the facade

The following is a preview chapter from my book “Ir-rev-rend: Christianity without the pretense, faith without the facade” (release date September 28, 2011). If you would like to order a copy for your Kindle/iPad you can click HERE. For a hardcover copy you can click HERE. Giveaway:  I’m giving away a copy of the book […]

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words … they’ll sink your ship in a skinny minute.

I recently contributed some thoughts on transition in a new book by Scott Wilson titled “Steering Through Chaos: Mapping a clear direction for your church in the midst of transition and change”. Today I’d like to share the first of three simple lessons we are learning when it comes to communicating change to a group […]

The shack

As promised I will give my brief thoughts upon reading the Shack.  My reluctance to read it was fueled by the overwhelming number of invitations to do so.  There is a "curse driven part" of me, still under the redemption process, that resists rebels against anything that might be personally helpful to me that is […]

Hanging out with my friends

Books are my friends. My high school English Literature teacher would be shocked to hear that confession. Here are a few of the friends I’ve been hanging with this summer: 1. Charlatan: America’s most dangerous huckster, the man who pursued him, and the age of flim flam by Pope Brock Aside from having the longest […]