Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Your Average Joe Unplugged by by Joseph D. Schneller

Do you feel like just an average Joe?  Well, you aren't alone and Joseph Schneller has 30 days of encouraging and inspiring thoughts for your soul in his book Your Average Joe Unplugged.  Each day you will find bread for your soul in a daily scripture, a thought for encouragement and a prayer along with a short little daily up-beat devotional geared toward the average Joe in life.  Schneller uses humor throughout his writings to get his point across.  Life my have you down, but you'll come away with a new out look on things and your faith strengthened to face the everyday trials, pain and tragedies of life.  The insights are written to help you in your Christian pilgrimage through this world that is not your home. 

Joseph writes for those tired of the canned answers for everyday believers desiring to live in faith amidst the joys and pains, the responsibilities and tragedies of life. Through 30 daily devotionals and a half-dozen humorous articles, he presents honest, often humorous encouragement for our Christian pilgrimage through this fallen world.

Trash Talk*
(Women Are Not Allowed To Read This)

OK, now that it’s just us guys, let’s get down to business. You are a newly married man. While this is a great thing in many regards, you’ve quickly learned that your bachelor ways are Downright Wrong.

Living with your new bride is not the same as rooming with Al and Pigpen. In fact, every rule of communication, time management, and cleanliness is currently undergoing a Drastic Overhaul. Tearing up a little? It’s OK. We’ll handle these one at a time. Today’s topic: garbage.

At some point after the honeymoon (usually Day #2), your wife addressed the Division of Household Responsibilities. One of yours is taking out the trash. Why are you responsible for the garbage? Because it’s in your genes, just like it’s in your wife’s genes to decorate the house with tiny books entitled Friendship Is Forever, Precious Puppies, and Fuzzy Things That Squeak. (Side Note: At some point, you will be tempted to place one of these books beneath the short leg of the kitchen table. But unless you enjoy indoor cold fronts, leave the books alone.)

Joseph Schneller served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and holds a Psychology degree from Whitworth. He is an alumnus of the Christian Writers Guild. His publishing credits include Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family, Clubhouse, and Focus on the Family; LifeWay’s Stand Firm; and Walk Thru the Bible’s Indeed. He writes nonfiction and humor for adults, and fiction for children, youth, and adults. He and his wife, Kippi, live in Colorado with their two young boys.

Your Average Joe: Unplugged is his first book. You can visit Joseph Schneller’s website at

Visit an interview with Pump Up Your Book and author here

A copy of this book was provided for  this review by Pump up your Book tours


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