Recommendations

“This is a wonderful compendium of crucial biblical wisdom drawn from selected Proverbs. Students especially need to know and master these truths early to enjoy the path of life, riches and honor, as Proverbs says, and avoid a lifetime of troubles and regret.”
John MacArthur, Pastor of Grace Community Church

“We all need godly wise counselors in our lives to point the way to the most God glorifying path. Live Smart serves as that voice, giving clear direction for the journey you are beginning. Listen intently, learn deeply, love strongly, and live godly. You only have one life to live, live to the glory of God with all your might!”

Steven J. Lawson, President, OnePassion Ministries, Dallas, TX

“From the beginning, I’ve had a front row seat to Dan’s conversion and intentional walk with Christ. Dan’s unrelenting desire has been to live purposefully and to make consistently wise choices–this book encapsulates his life story. Live Smart is worth every minute of reading and studying as you seek to live an intentional, gospel-centered life.”
Tom Mallard, Dan’s Mentor after Conversion

“Dan Dumas underestimates the target audience of Live Smart. Yes, it is helpful for teenagers and young adults, but it is wise, biblical counsel for anyone seeking to live a life for God’s glory—and for those seeking to influence others to do the same.  I wish Dumas had written this book, and given it to me, years ago.”
Jason Allen, President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary & College

“Swipe, tap or click and you find thousands of “fresh voices” telling you how to navigate through life. I don’t recommend taking cues from over night sensations, no matter how many likes they have. I prefer “faithful voices” who’ve been successful over the years. Dan Dumas is a time-tested preparedness specialist! In Live Smart, Dumas imparts seasoned insights as to what needs to be in our mental and spiritual backpacks, not just to survive, but to thrive!”
Tony Nolan, Evangelist

“Dan Dumas is an organizational genius, brimming with wisdom and creativity. I have often sought counsel from him about practical leadership questions in my own life. Now we have a book that makes such counsel available to anyone. This book will help you get your life together and will inspire you to get out of whatever rut you find yourself in with understandable steps of how to proceed. I commend this book to everyone from the stressed corporate executive to the college student seeking to plan out his or her life.”
Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

“Live Smart” is a great guide for anyone who wants to discover what it means to really follow Jesus. Every young Christian needs to read Dan’s book!”
Russ Lee, Singer/Songwriter for the group NewSong

“The growth in wisdom over time brings with it an unrequited desire for our future selves to urge our younger selves to walk a better, more God-honoring path. Humility demands that we live with careful precision in rooting out unbelief, and humbly walking in faithful service to our Savior and King. This book takes dead aim at worldly expectations and reminds us of the old paths, wherein we find true life (Jer. 6:16). “
Chris Larson, President of Ligonier Ministries

“Live Smart is a like a Swiss Army Knife for life, it includes just about everything you need for living a life of intentionality without regrets. I am amazed by how much wisdom is packed into these pages and wish I had this tool when I was a young man. Dan Dumas is one of the most deliberate men I know and this book is mines his experience, wisdom, and knowledge of God’s Word for truly living smart.”
Rick Holland, Pastor, Mission Road Bible Church in Kansas City

“As I read this book, I though, “I can’t wait to put it in the hands of my sons.” This book has a unique combination of having a relatable author, a foundation that is biblical, guidance that is essential, and steps for implementation that are practical. I am thankful for this valuable work by such a gifted communicator of God’s truth to young people today.”
Eric Bancroft, Senior Pastor of Crestview Baptist Church

“Live Smart is conversational book packed full of wit and wisdom for younger readers. Buy it for the students you care about. It might contribute to the kinds of conversations that change the very trajectory of their lives.”
Dan DeWitt, Dean of Boyce College, Author of Christ or Chaos (Crossway 2016)