Los Angeles, Calif. (August 17, 2016)—In a compelling and head-turning way, “How’s your soul?” is what pastor and New York Times bestselling author and one of the most regarded influencers among the lives of some of today’s cultural leaders, Judah Smith chooses to ask anyone he encounters. Rather than more expected impersonal, surface, or traditional conversations, this un-likely greeting, born out of the depth of his interest in and true desire to reach deep into the heart of all those he encounters, believing that it can make a change, is the inspiration of Smith’s latest book, HOW’S YOUR SOUL?: Why Everything That Matters Starts with the Inside You, releasing Nov. 15 through Nelson Books.
Award-winning journalist and six-time New York Times bestselling author Maria Shriver shares her personal insight: “Judah Smith has spent his life doing ‘soul work,’ In How’s Your Soul?, Judah Smith shares his guidance for gaining a better understanding of what’s going on inside each and every one of us. Soul work is life work.”
Within the pages of HOW’S YOUR SOUL?, Smith challenges readers to look past external reality and focus on the well-being, heart of life, and depth of what he refers to as the “inside you”—the soul. Drawing on his own experiences and foibles to navigate feelings of frustration, restlessness, boredom, and ever-fleeting joy that so often accompany an unfulfilled, distracted lifestyle, Smith explains that the soul, although often overlooked, is essential to discovering the healing necessities of rest, responsibility, restraint, and relationships that are all rooted in the soul’s only true home—God himself.
“If we could just pause, we would find that the things that matter most in life, what we are searching for in our busyness—stability, peace, hope, love—are all rooted in God himself,” says Smith. “HOW’S YOUR SOUL? is an invitation to find lasting emotional satisfaction and stability by bringing our feelings into alignment with God’s truth, moving beyond simply surviving, and learning how to live each day with eternal significance.”
Smith continues to defy the stereotypes of cultural influence by sharing the message of Jesus with a wide and diverse following through his fresh, practical, and humorous style that demystifies the Bible and makes Christ real and the gospel approachable for today’s generation. As lead pastor of The City Church, he is a strong, influential voice in young Hollywood, mentoring and personally influencing many notable celebrities. His indelible voice and unique style have landed him appearances on the TODAY Show, Fox News, E! News, Inside Edition, and People Magazine, among others.