The 10-Second Rule Hardback

Following Jesus Made Simple

by Clare De Graaf

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The 10-Second Rule

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‘The 10-Second Rule’ is a simple yet effective rule – “just do the next thing you’re reasonably certain Jesus wants you to do – and do it in the next 10 seconds!”

How many times have you seen something and hesitated? A broken down vehicle, a homeless wonderer, an awkward conversation on the train… and you think it through, but end up walking past promising to stop the next time.

Clare De Graaf introduces the 10-second rule. The power of this concept is in the simplicity – cutting out all hesitation and putting your heart in the driving seat rather than your head. This story-based book is straight forward to read and understand, offering many stories of how this rule has been changing lives. Stuffed full of practical advice, you’ll rediscover the obedient act of listening to voice of God and following Jesus’ message daily.

About the Author

Clare De Graaf is a successful businessman and elder in a megachurch in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has been mentoring men, college students, and teenagers for the past twenty-five years.

The 10-Second Rule by Clare De Graaf was published by Lion Hudson in March 2013 and is our 5341st best seller. The ISBN for The 10-Second Rule is 9780857214249.

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The 10-Second Rule empowers readers to take simple "baby steps" of obedience, as God directs them to do the next thing they are reasonably certain Jesus wants them to do - and to do it quickly before they change their minds.

The simple rule is this: Just do the next thing you're reasonably certain Jesus wants you to do-and do it within the next 10 seconds.

This is a memorable, simple way to be attentive and courageously obedient to the voice of God. The power of this concept is in its simplicity-and yet it gets straight to the heart of what it means to actually follow Jesus. The 10-Second Rule relates stories of ordinary men and women who are living by The Rule and how it has shaped and transformed their lives. It also shares practical tips for discerning God's will, recognizing his voice, and studying Scripture. Living by The Rule is a call to rediscover the revolutionary power of the simple message of Jesus.
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My Story—and Perhaps Yours as Well

1. A Rule of Life
2. Dueling Voices
3. Listening to the Voice of God
4. Why Your Simple Obedience Matters

5. The Power of Small Beginnings
6. Pre-decisions
7. Love the One You’re With
8. From a Rule to a Lifestyle

9. The School of Jesus
10. Doing the Rule: 10430
11. Why Bother?

And Without You…


“Living by ‘The Rule’ is the way forward! 10 seconds can change your life.” – John Ortberg, Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church.

“Rarely does a book so jolt me into immediate action. This book will wreak all kinds of good havoc in all who read it.” – Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church.

“Clare De Graaf, in his handy excellent little resource, helps turn down the noise so we can listen, really listen to the Saviour’s direction.” – Joni Eareckson Tada.

“If you long for something brief, simple, motivational, biblically sound, and easy to understand – to move you from good intentions to transformational living – read this book.” – Chip Ingram, president and teaching pastor of Living on the Edge, author of ‘The Genius of Generosity’.

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Back Cover Text

Within ten seconds, do the next thing you’re reasonably sure Jesus wants you to do, and you could change a life forever.

• You pass a car with its bonnet up. By the time you decide to stop, you’re a mile away…so you don’t.
• You see a woman crying in the supermarket. Something prompts you to ask if you can help…but you keep walking.
• You hope that you’ll do better next time…but will you?

Clare De Graaf offers a straightforward antidote to break these habits of inaction and re-energize your faith. He calls it The 10-Second Rule.


Details for The 10-Second Rule

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherLion Hudson (March 2013)
Edition1st New edition
Number of Pages192
Thickness17 mm
Height165 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4056557
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