It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas - My Book

You know it's almost Christmas in SoCal when you bust out your favorite scarf to wear on a 60-something degree day. Today was that day. (Sorry to everyone else in the world.) With Thanksgiving in a couple days, I'm already in gift-giving mode. I'm making gift lists for my family, re-aligning the budget for the additional expenses, and my husband is beefing up his Amazon wish list for all interested.

Since this is the first Christmas as a published author, I thought we'd have a little fun for the holidays.

I'm giving away 4 autographed copies of my book for the first 4 people who comment on this post! 

It's my gift to you and your communities this Christmas. May I remind you that this book is not only - or even primarily for - youth workers. This book is for the church and those who love teenagers. The greatest compliments I've received on the book have been from parents of teenagers, college students, ex-youth pastors, parents of toddlers, coaches and teachers. My prayer is that this book captures the attention and heart of the CHURCH, not simply youth workers.

Additionally, if you'd like to order one or a hundred books, I will personalize and sign every copy ordered before the end of 2013. Shipping is on me.

You can simply send me a message through my CONNECT page and we'll figure out the details.

My boss and our lead pastor at Newsong may be a bit biased but here's Dave Gibbons' endorsement for my book:

April Diaz in her brilliant book, Redefining the Role of the Youth Worker, insightfully deconstructs the sacred cows of youth ministry with humility and candid honesty. April is a voice to be listened to. She is one of the next generation of leaders that embodies the fearless heart of Jesus. Don t mess with her! Get this book now or miss out on some proven praxis from the front lines! --Dave Gibbons, Founder of Newsong Church and XEALOTS.ORG


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Hope my book finds its way into the stockings and hearts of people everywhere!


April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.