Scott's Books

Scott began writing books soon after he began his ministry as senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church. His blog and his books have been praised by the likes of Tim Keller, Ann Voskamp, Russell Moore, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Matt Chandler, Joni Eareckson Tada, Gabe Lyons, Jennie Allen, Bill Haslam, and more.

Irresistible Faith


The aim of Irresistible Faith is to rekindle enthusiasm among Christians for the irresistibility of Jesus himself, and for the kind of life-giving community Jesus desires for those he loves. The book also aims to inspire Christians to go out into the world as a value-add — leaving people, places, and things better than they found them, all to the glory of God.

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  • I miss the kind of church Scott describes in this book, and I don’t think I am alone.

    Donald Miller

    Author of Blue Like Jazz and Building a StoryBrand

  • An important call to resist the urge to lobby and position ourselves, but rather to be driven by gospel-powered love.

    Raechel Myers

    Founder and CEO of She Reads Truth

  • An antidote to much that is wrong with our western, American version of Christianity.

    Gabe and Rebekah Lyons

    Authors and founders of Q Ideas

From Weakness to Strength


In this honest book, pastor and author Scott Sauls exposes the real struggles that Christian leaders and pastors regularly face. Sauls shares his own stories and those of other leaders from Scripture and throughout history to remind us that we are human, we are sinners, and we need Jesus to help us thrive as people and leaders.

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  • I really want you to read this book, take it to heart, and buy copies for other leaders. And I want you to understand why it's not just another book on leadership...I trust Scott to write this book.

    Scotty Smith

    Pastor, teacher, and author

  • My friend Scott Sauls has written an extraordinary book for people like me. From Weakness to Strength will force you to forget everything you've ever been taught about personal power leading to effective leadership.

    Joni Eareckson Tada

    Author, speaker, and radio host

  • Whether your leadership takes the form of pastoring, parenting, mentoring, shepherding, writing, steering an organization, or championing a movement, I pray that the insights from this book will help you live and lead from weakness to strength.

    Scott Sauls



Now more than ever, it’s easy to avoid people with whom we disagree or whose life experiences don’t mirror our own. Safe among like-minded peers and digital “friends,” we really don’t have to engage with those who can challenge and enhance our limited perspectives. Tragically, even the church can become a place that minimizes diversity and reinforces isolation.

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  • Scott has written one phenomenal book, direly needed for these times. Sharp. Informed. Culturally savvy. Biblical. This book will deeply change lives and start a befriend revolution. It’s powerfully changed me, and I’m sitting here revived in desperately parched places-feeling a bit of a holy hush. These pages echo the heart of God.

    Ann Voskamp

    Bestselling author of The Broken Way

  • Books like Befriend have me hopeful that God’s people are going to rise to the occasion of our moment in history with God’s goodness and grace. I pray that as you read through each of these chapters, you might add more serious and diverse friendships to enrich and expand your view of what God is up to in our day. I couldn’t be more grateful for Scott’s voice on this topic.

    Matt Chandler

    Pastor of The Village Church, author of The Explicit Gospel and co-author of The Mingling of Souls

  • Scott Sauls is a pastor even through his writing. He doesn’t preach, he cares for souls and gently reminds us of a better way, of the tension and beauty of following Jesus. Jesus was and is a friend. Scott not only writes masterfully about that, but lives like Jesus in this way.

    Jennie Allen

    Founder/visionary of IF:Gathering and author of Anything and Restless.

  • It feels ironic that in an age when connectivity is on the rise so is loneliness. Friendships, real friendships, aren’t always easy, but they are always important. I’m glad that Scott has taken such an honest look at something we all need more of. And because he’s my friend, he forgave me for ending that last sentence with a preposition and beginning this one with and.

    Jon Acuff

    New York Times Bestselling author of Do Over

Jesus Outside The Lines


Polarizing, us-against-them discussions divide us and distract us from thinking clearly and communicating lovingly with others. Scott Sauls, like many of us, is weary of the bickering and is seeking a way of truth and beauty through the conflicts. Jesus Outside the Lines presents Jesus as this way.

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  • Jesus Outside the Lines is a refreshing look at discipleship in our late modern times. While it’s impossible to cover all the possible topics, Scott’s book is still surprisingly comprehensive and readable at the same time. He seamlessly weaves together theology, cultural critique, Christian ethics, and character formation in each chapter. The result is a picture of Christian living that should be attractive to believers and to many skeptics as well.

    Tim Keller

    Senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City and author of The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

  • By the end of this book, I’m sure you’ll feel the way I do about Scott. You will have met a caring and thoughtful leader, one who carries a burden of sincere concern for our world while being a trustworthy and reliable guide. He’s not interested in stirring up unhelpful, provocative arguments and banter. But rather, Scott presses into the gray—which is outside the lines, knowing it is only there that we find the heart of Jesus.

    Gabe Lyons

    Founder of Q and co-author of unChristian and Good Faith

  • In an increasing loud, polarizing world that finds itself in this confusing, prevailing “culture of outrage,” of these us-against-them conversations about sexuality, politics, race, money, injustice, religion, Scott Sauls is called of God to show a third way, a better way, a desperately needed way. Scott, a Nashville pastor, has written one of the most needed books of our times, one that I fervently believe should be in the hands of every single Christian without exception—to show us how we can pair gentleness with conviction, kindness with passion, and humility with strength—even with the harder issues.

    Ann Voskamp

    Blogger and author of One Thousand Gifts and The Broken Way

  • As a public official, I am often painfully aware of the church’s tendency to want to paint lines that divide rather than drawing pictures of a life-giving Savior. As an exemplary model of speaking truth in love, Scott is a refreshing alternative to this. I am among many who have the privilege of trying to figure out how to do this alongside him.

    Bill Haslam

    Governor of Tennessee