Jay Payleitner

Jay Payleitner

Jay Payleitner is a nationally-known speaker and writes easy-to-read, hard-to-put-down, make-you-think books.

He has written 30 books and sold more than 600,000 copies, but perhaps his most important book is his latest, "The Jesus Dare." It's an easy read (and a powerful gift) that clears away obstacles and spells out the real life benefits of following Christ. And -- as promised -- the last chapter challenges readers with an amazing dare.

Jay Payleitner's flagship book for fathers, "52 Things Kids Need from a Dad," has sold more than 150,000 copies. He's written seven other books for parents including "Quick Tips for Busy Families" and "101 Things Great Dads Do." Plus, three books on marriage.

Getting five-star reviews is a recent release that asks the most important question we all face: "What If God Wrote Your Bucket List?" New for 2018 is the fast-selling "What If God Wrote Your To-Do List?"

Or if you've ever considered seeing a life coach, instead pick up a copy of "If God Were Your Life Coach" which imagines 60 short sessions of YOU chatting with the Creator of the Universe.

Instead of giving disposable birthday cards or graduation cards this year, celebrate those milestones with Jay's hardcover gift books "If God Wrote Your Birthday Card" and "If God Gave Your Graduation Speech."

"Love Notes from God" is another easy-to-give inspirational book.

Got a daughter? Grab "52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads."

Got a son? Grab "52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads."

Prior to becoming a full-time author and speaker, Jay Payleitner served as freelance radio producer for a wide range of international ministries including the Salvation Army, Prison Fellowship, Bible League, Voice of the Martyrs, and National Center for Fathering. For more than a decade, he produced Josh McDowell Radio, Jesus Freaks Radio, and Today's Father.

Jay is a nationally-known speaker for Iron Sharpens Iron and the National Center for Fathering, and has emceed men's events, led marriage retreats, keynoted writers' conferences, preached at weekend services, spoken at women's lunches, and facilitated creative training sessions. He has been a guest multiple times on The Harvest Show, 100 Huntley Street, and Focus on the Family. Check out recent videos at jaypayleitner.com.

Jay also sends out an easygoing email every two weeks or so. No spam. No pop ups. You can sign up at jaypayleitner.com.

Jay and his high school sweetheart, Rita, live in the Chicago area where they raised five great kids, loved on ten foster babies, and are cherishing grandparenthood.

For more go to jaypayleitner.com.

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