Books by Carl Medearis

42 Seconds

What if followers of Jesus were better equipped to live like Jesus, embracing, authentically, every interaction? 42 Seconds helps you to live and speak like Jesus in every conversation throughout your day — at the mailbox, over the fence, and in the grocery store. Taking cues from Jesus’ example, and his own stories, Carl Medearis emboldens you with these simple Kingdom truths so you can share your life in Jesus with others in the most natural ways. Learn more ›

Muslims, Christians, and Jesus, Updated and Expanded Edition

Growing numbers of Muslims and Christians are living or working next to each other. Still, major barriers remain. Not only do mistrust and fear get in the way, so do misunderstandings. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this updated and expanded edition of his groundbreaking book, Carl Medearis provides new insights into the top questions people have about Muslims, Muhammad, and Islam. With practical information and even more inspiring stories, he shares culturally sensitive ways for Christians to get to know Muslims on a personal level. Learn more ›

book-thumb-sayingyesAdventures in Saying Yes

Experience the adventure of a life without fear. This is the story of a normal family of five that has lived a very unusual life. The Medearis family has had to deal with Middle Eastern prisons, death threats, being kicked out of two countries, war, and even death. It hasn’t always been easy, but in the midst of it all, God never left their side. Learn more ›

book-speakingSpeaking of Jesus

Tired of defending Christianity? There’s good news…you don’t have to. Author Carl Medearis is not interested in keeping Christianity alive. Not one bit. Carl believes it has grown into something that is rarely attractive, frequently divisive, and all too often embarrassing. He believes you may feel this way too. In his new book, Speaking of Jesus, Carl gives us a wink and a grin and the permission to stop feeding this thing called Christianity. His offer is that doing so allows us the freedom to relax and feed on Jesus. Learn more ›

book-thumb-sojstudentsSpeaking of Jesus (Student Edition)

What we are for is a person — his name is Jesus. And Jesus is the most compelling person who’s ever walked the earth. But, unfortunately, that epic truth is often overshadowed by the distractions surrounding Christianity’s “public face”. It’s been turned into a political/social/moral word, not a simple description of Jesus-followers. Learn more ›

book-teaTea With Hezbollah

Is it really possible to love one’s enemies? That’s the question that sparked a fascinating, and at times, terrifying journey into the heart of the Middle East during the summer of 2008. It was a trip that began in Egypt, passed beneath the steel and glass high rises of Saudi Arabia, then wound through the bullet-pocked alleyways of Beirut and dusty streets of Damascus, before ending at the cradle of the world’s three major religions: Jerusalem. Learn more ›

mcj_productsMuslims, Christians, and Jesus — DVD Series & Participant Guide

In this four-session video study, Carl Medearis, an international expert in the field of Arab-American and Muslim-Christian relations, provides Christians with a healthy understanding of Muslims and the steps they can take to build meaningful relationships. Medearis also helps point out how Jesus can be a common starting point with their Muslim neighbors. From the Ground Zero mosque to whether we believe in the same God, Medearis also addresses key questions and responses to the current Muslim/Christian tensions facing our society. Designed for use with the Muslims, Christians, and Jesus Participant’s Guide. Learn more ›