“Beyond Self-Help is absolutely tremendous and genuinely important. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life is a reflection of what Jason Pankau talks about in this book based on the Omega Course. Communicating the things of God —becoming Christlike—is done person-to-person in Christian community. In terms of what the church needs in America today, this hits the nail squarely on the head.”
New York Times Best-Selling Author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
“This book could not have come at a better time in my life. I have reached a turning point in my faith and I have been looking for some guidance and direction on where the Lord wants me to be in his kingdom, and what he wants me to do to serve him. This book has helped me with just that. I am both eager and excited to work through the points in the book, and I have found the information both inspiring as well as valuable. Growing my relationship with God is very important to me and reading this book has helped provide me with the tools to move further in my walk of faith and spiritual journey.
James M. Jones
Our Savior Lutheran Church, Joliet IL
“This is one good book!!! Jason Pankau engages us with a most comprehensive process of Christian discipleship. Being “trained in righteousness” is not a “sometimes” thing, but rather an exercise that emerges from intentionality, undergirded with a theology that touches the ground, all the while squeezing every bit of goodness out of the lives God gave us. This book cuts through the cultural clutter that so easily besets us and leaves us with the promise of a more authentic faith. It is a step-by-step “naming” of the exercise of living abundantly, claiming that profound resource of unconditional love of the Father, while staying anchored by and held accountable to the biblical text. For anyone searching for credibility, relevance, and impact in their Christian witness, this roadmap for personal growth and spiritual maturity is a must read.”
Ambassador Robert Seiple
Chairman of the Board, Institute for Global Engagement
Former President of World Vision and U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
“Tired of “Self Help” books? Having spent 35+ years mentoring Christian executives, I know how vital mentoring is in true life transformation. This incredible book guides you along a journey of discovering what real Christian maturity looks like. And, how to achieve it. If you are serious about living the abundant life … READ IT!”
Executive Mentor and President, Masterplanning Group International
“As a theologian, NT Wright has recently written about WHY Christian character matters. As a pastor, teacher, mentor and coach, Jason Pankau writes about HOW we can help each other grow in Christian character. God made us for relationship (with Him and with each other), and Pankau has spent over a decade thinking and praying about, and teaching and doing, covenantal relationships. Listening to Jason share his wisdom and insights on discipleship, mentoring and relationships can be like trying to drink from a fire-hose, but now Beyond Self-Help puts that collected wisdom in a format that can be sipped, savored and put into practice. This book is for anyone who believes that Christian character matters and is tired of just hearing theories or trying to do it alone.”
Management Committee Member, New Canaan Society, Inc.
Former Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
“Jason Pankau has written a systematic and compelling book about life change. He is a creative writer and thinker who challenges his readers to evaluate the depth of their own discipleship and impact on culture. Jason has translated many of his life successes on the athletic field, in the classroom and real ministry experience into Biblical principles that can transform any life. Dig in and seek after the abundant life in Christ”
Rev. Dr. McKenzie Pier
President, The New York City Leadership Center
“Beyond Self-Help is a playbook for realizing life’s potential. Do you want a life coach — NEED a coach — to make mentoring and discipleship real for you? Jason Pankau is that coach. Read it!”
Founder, New Canaan Society, Former General Partner, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
“Whether you’ve come to faith recently, believed in God your entire life, or are just seeking, you may wonder whether faith can be truly transformational. Can we really live the abundant life – that is, a life filled with love, peace, and joy? Beyond Self-Help responds with a powerful and practical “yes.” Be bold and go beyond self-help!”
Founder and President of Give Back
“After having read Beyond Self-Help, I would like to recommend this extraordinary book to all readers. Just like the Omega course, this book is full of valuable information on life and how to best live according to God’s will. If anyone would like to learn more about becoming a disciple of Jesus, Beyond Self-Help is the book to read. Congratulations Jason Pankau on this very important literary achievement. This book will change lives and bring about spiritual peace. A great addition to any library.”