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Available OCT 3, 2023


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If someone puts one more thing on my shoulders, I might collapse.

Bestselling self-help book titles tell you that you’re brilliant, awesome, powerful—usually with an expletive thrown in, just to pound home the point. Do these affirmations feel accurate? Instead of blasting through projects and conquering the world, most of us feel like we’re crawling uphill.

But Christians are still called to live a life that glorifies God and blesses others. How do we do that when we’re stretched to capacity? Just Show Up answers that question with a liberating message: God doesn’t expect you to do everything. And He certainly doesn’t expect you to do it all overnight. Simply showing up is often the most important thing.

This book looks at present-day examples and also stories from Scripture of imperfect people used by God. Moses, by his own admission, wasn’t very eloquent, but he showed up and God used him to liberate and lead His people. We name churches and children after the disciples. But originally, they were just a bunch of uneducated nobodies with one thing in common: when Jesus said, “Follow me,” they showed up.

With humor and candor, Dyck reflects on his own faltering progress while recounting inspiring stories of how God rewards the persistent presence of ordinary people. Just Show Up challenges readers to show up for God, family, community, and themselves.

We tend to think it’s the big, bold moments that matter. In reality, it’s the steady accumulation of small acts of obedience to God that add up to a life of meaning and impact. –Dyck

Drew Dyck Author & Speaker

Drew Dyck is the author of Generation Ex-Christian: Why young adults are leaving the faith...and how to bring them back (2010), Yawning at Tigers: You Can't Tame God, So Stop Trying (2014). and Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science (2019). Drew has a M.A. in Theology and is an acquisitions editor at Moody Publishers and a contributing editor at His work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today, The Huffington Post, and Drew grew up in Canada and now lives in the Portland area with his wife, Grace, and their children, Athanasius and Mary. They attend The Well Community Church in Portland. Connect with Drew at or follow him on Twitter @drewdyck.

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