What Others Are Saying About “The Variable Life” – book reviews, interviews, and endorsements


It’s down to crunch time—the final few days to pre-order my new book, The Variable Life: Finding Clarity and Confidence in a World of Choices.

[If you pre-order a copy today, you’ll get an instant download of the first 5 chapters and an album of music I wrote and recorded years ago, which I wrote about in the book.]

Through the generous support of friends, family, Internet friends, blog readers, and kind folks, we’re almost 60% funded. That’s just $3,500 shy of the the $8,500 goal. It’s all or nothing, so if we don’t reach the goal, no books are shipped and no one is charged. But if we reach the goal by 9am ET on December 24, The Variable Life gets published and pre-orders will be shipped to supporters!

[If you’re curious what the money will go toward, read the Q&A here.]


Is The Variable Life a book for you?

Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what early book reviews and endorsements say:

“Reading The Variable Life honestly felt like connecting with [the author] around a table full of delicious food.”

“I live in the paradox of being an introvert who also understands my need for genuine connection in relationship with others. Reading this book helped me see how I can grow healthy relationships without losing myself in the process. I can connect with people without giving up my need to recharge and reflect in solitude.” – Stephanie Long, Redeemed For More

“This book is really, really good…”

“…I don’t say that about every book I read, either. I chatted with John Weirick about this book and what it was like to write it.” – Rachel Dawson, The Rising Blog [Here’s my conversation with Rachel about change, facing challenges, and the key variables in life—and why they’re so important.]

“If you feel stuck, scared, or insecure, this book is for you.”

“Mixing memoir with spiritual insights, The Variable Life challenges readers to know their own stories, reexamine the turning points in their lives, and see what God has been teaching them through all the victories and the hardships. John Weirick encourages readers to ask big questions, take risks, and move forward with confidence.” – Dargan Thompson, writer, editor, and former editor at RELEVANT Magazine

“The Variable Life is a gift for us all.”

“When I read The Variable Life, I kept thinking to myself, “Thank you, God, for someone who takes the time to think through and write about the stuff of life I should probably process.” Few people live with more intentionality and take such radical inventory of their life as John. Because, to quote John: “To face the last moments of this existence with only regrets seems the most terrible realization of a lifetime, because it’s the culmination of a life that was less than it could have been.” John’s fear is my fear. It’s your fear. It’s the fear of us all…We’ll find ourselves laughing while we, too, reminisce over childhood memories. We’ll find ourselves stirred as we, too, remember those big moments in life when we asked, “God, you got me here?” And we’ll find ourselves moved from our comfy couches and into the lives of the people around us.” – Nate Ray, pastor and speaker

“Refreshingly honest and inspiring, a must read for Millennials!”

“John Weirick looks at life through the lens of an introvert who’s determined to leave the comfortable and embrace everything life has to offer. In his words, ‘It’s like God hands us the reigns, smiles and says, Now it’s your turn. Give it a shot.'” – Beth Marshall, author of Grief Survivor: 28 Steps Toward Hope and Healing

“You’ll be encouraged, challenged, inspired, and best of all, supported by someone who’s walking the journey with you.”

“Few people embrace life’s changes and challenges like John Weirick, which makes him the ideal person suited to write a book like The Variable Life. Everyone wants the benefit of change, but few people engage the process of change; John is one of those few people. The beauty of this project, though, is that it’s not some sort of self-righteous or self-promoting work, but rather an invitation to search the variables in your own life and to navigate the experiences that have shaped your story thus far and those which will shape the parts of your story yet to be experienced.” – Ricky and Krista Ortiz, pastor and speaker, writer

Listen to my radio interview with The Breakfast Club.

A huge thanks to everyone who’s shared their review of the book thus far. Want to judge it for yourself?

Get your copy of The Variable Life before 9am ET December 24 and you’ll get instant downloads of the first 5 chapters and a music album—plus extra rewards you can choose.


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