Live Pure and Free- the 90 Day Game Changer by Dave Howe
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July 19, 2020
Groveland Summer Church- I gave the sermon entitled: “But what does the BIBLE say about sexuality?”
June 13, 2020
Honored to speak to an international private Zoom meeting for Be Broken Ministries. I lead the group with the topic: “Feel the Feelings.”
May 9, 2020
I spoke at an international private Zoom meeting for Be Broken Ministries. My topic: “Men and Women Brain Differences”
March 7, 2020
My second time at the Omaha, NE Iron Sharpens Iron Conference. A new interesting venue and an enthusiastic group of men who are on fire for the Lord. There were COVID-19 cases in Omaha and we were starting to not shake hands and lots of hand sanitizer.
Two of the four small groups in discussion during my breakout session.
February 22, 2020
My first time at the Orland Park, IL Iron Sharpens Iron Conference and it was awesome! Overflow crowd, and men who really want to grow in their faith. Men from many races, fathers and sons, all ages. My seminar was enthusiastically received. There were COVID-19 cases in Chicago at that time, but concern was low.
Myself and Larry McCall at the Orland Park, Illinois ISI
February 16, 2020
I spoke to the Legacy Grandparenting group at New Hope Church in New Hope, MN. My topic was:”Leading children toward healthy sexuality and protecting them from internet porn.”
December 14, 2019
I was well received by the men of Eden Prairie Assembly of God Church in Eden Prairie, MN. I spoke at their Saturday morning men’s breakfast. My topic was “Living Pure and Free.” The pastor even expressed interest in starting a purity support group at the church!
November 14, 2019
This event was the Catholic Watchmen monthly group meeting at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Brighton, MN. I gave my testimony of my own deliverance from sexual sin. Then presented an overview on the current state of sexual sin in the Church today. I challenged the men to be different than the men of the general society.
October 4-6, 2019
Grace Church Purity Group Leader annual retreat at the Refuge Retreat Center in Stockholm, WI. I led several of the breakout sessions for our support group leaders. These are a group of dedicated men who are committed to helping men get free from sexual sin through the power of Christ.
May 10-11, 2019
Speaker at a men’s retreat called Man Camp this weekend. A great group of men gathered at Holiday Lake in Brooklyn Iowa. It was my first time leading a men’s retreat outside of my home church. All the men now are studying my devotional book, Live Pure and Free. It was also my first paid men’s retreat. The men enjoyed my messages. One said, “It was an honor to have you here.” It blessed me too!
April 27, 2019
Honored to lead be a breakout session speaker at the first Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference held in the Chicago metro area today. It was held at The Compass Church in Wheaton, IL. Over 300 men were in attendance and they were a very engaged group of men. The unseasonable snow storm did not dampen the enthusiasm. What a blessing for all.
April 22, 2019
Today it was announced that Live Pure and Free is a winner of a Christian Indy Award for 2019! This is very exciting news. This means national recognition for the book. What an honor. The award honors Christian books by independent authors and small publishers for outstanding contribution to Christian life.
April 6, 2019
Cedar Rapids Iowa Iron Sharpens Iron had over 400 men in attendance. I had a very interactive breakout session. Wonderful men who want to walk closer with God.
March 23, 2019
Davenport Iowa Iron Sharpens Iron- Over 950 were there. My purity breakout session was packed. Lots of good questions and several men planning to start purity groups at their churches.
March 2, 2019
Omaha Iron Sharpens Iron- Over 300 men on fire for the Lord! It was great working with Clark Osborn and his team for the first time. I look forward to working with him again. My book was well received and now many men around Omaha are on a journey to purity and finding their freedom in Christ. Praise the Lord.
January 14, 2019
“Live Pure and Free” is now listed on the Minnesota Christian Writers Guild website:
A new 5 star endorsement for “Live Pure and Free!”
Sam Black, Vice President of Business Development for Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability, has endorsed the book. Sam Black is one of the best known, and highly respected men in the purity field, particularly in the fight for freedom from pornography. Here is what he says about the book:
“Freedom is a journey. Dave provides daily guidance and inspiration in this 90 day reading plan. His ‘Take Action’ items help guys grow and reach for freedom that they didn’t know was possible!”
Thank you, Sam, for your endorsement!
Christian Men’s Network Annual Conference Lions Roar- Dallas, TX
I met some inspiring men who have a passion to build up the men of their church and their communities. I have new friends in Jackson, MS and Kalamazoo, MI. It was a very inspiring event with famous Christian speakers giving powerful messages.
Do you know that only 3% of the churches in the US have men’s ministries?
I had time to have good conversations with Sam Black from Covenant Eyes and Dan Sorenson from Marked Men for Christ. Sam Black promised me he would get an endorsement written for my book very soon! Dan bought a copy of my book there too and promised we would stay in close contact. Thanks, Dan.
Through contacts I made there, my book, Live Pure and Free, is now in the hands of men in:
Kansas City, MO
Cedar Rapids, IA
To name just a few of the cities and states!
and the countries of:
Pray with me that God will use the book to help millions of men find their freedom in Christ from sexual sin.
National Coalition of Ministries to Men Annual Conference- Nashville, TN
Germany– At the National Coalition of Men’s Ministry annual conference in Nashville, TN October 23-25 a German man purchased a copy of my book to take back to Germany to his men’s ministry. He has an interest in translating the book into German.
Short Bio- 79 words
Dave Howe is an author, group leader, speaker, musician, consultant and retreat leader. Howe co-founded a men’s purity group at his church and led it for 10 years. He felt compelled to share what he had learned to help even more men find their freedom in Christ around the world. He wrote a devotional/workbook called: Live Pure and Free- The 90 Day Game Changer. The book is now being used in the U.S., Uganda, Finland, Germany, and New Zealand.
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Short post on my Book Live Pure and Free- the 90 Day Game Changer.
This is not a fluffy book. I talk about the real things that guys in my purity group were going through in their struggles, as well as my own story. It reflects my 10 years of leading men through their journey to purity, which is only found in Christ and with God’s power.
Some of the devotions get gritty, and real. In Revelation 12:11 it says, “ And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” I wanted the reader to say to themselves, “this guy is real. He’s been through this and has overcome. If he can do it, I can do it.”
I heard one writer say that you have to have that personal connection with the reader through your honesty. “You have to bleed all over the pages.” That’s what I did.
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Dave Howe 411 word bio. Focus is on background, writing, and Live Pure and Free book
Dave Howe is an author, group leader, speaker, musician, consultant and retreat leader. Howe has written a devotional book for men in the battle for their purity. It’s real, it’s gritty, and it’s full of hope.
Two years after his own battle for purity, Howe co-founded For Men Only in 2006, a support group for men seeking freedom from sexual sin. He knew from research that many men sitting around him in church on Sunday mornings also struggled with purity. Howe wanted them to experience the same freedom in Christ that he had found.
For Men Only grew from its humble beginning with one group to multiple groups meeting at different times and days of the week. Throughout its twelve years, For Men Only (currently called Pure Desire for Men) has remained open to men from anywhere in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area; some travel as far as sixty miles to attend.
God has expanded its reach with several graduates now running groups at other churches in the western suburbs. An annual leaders retreat was the highlight of the year during Howe’s leadership years. He organized the programs, led the sessions, and planned and performed the worship music.
Howe worked for The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association as a Response Center Supervisor and was an organizer of the Billy Graham Prayer Center in New York City after 9/11. He is a long-time member of the Minnesota Christian Writers Guild and studied non-fiction writing at the Loft Literary Center. For the past four years, he participated in the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference in Santa Cruz California. As an accomplished writer his work has appeared in The Christian Examiner and the Christian Chronicle. Contributions to the Grace Church newsletters, and guest blogger for Fatherhood CoMission are among his other writing credits.
What motivated him then, and still motivates him today, is knowing there are men trapped in their sexual sin who are desperate for help. His prayer is that this book will be a game changer for many men around the country, and the world, as they seek their freedom in Christ.
Dave is married to fellow author, Barbara Howe. He enjoys spending time with his son and fishing with his grandson.
For more information and to follow Dave’s blog please visit: www.davehowe.org
For more information about Dave, his book and his author appearance schedule, please contact Sheila Waldman at TRISTAN Publishing at 866-545-1383 or at email@example.com.
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