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Debut book from Pastor Steve Daugherty reintroduces readers to the familiar idea of God’s Love

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) February 2018 – When Jesus was asked about the main point of faith, his answer was seemingly simple: love God earnestly and love others the way you want to be loved. In his debut book, Experiments in Honesty: Meditations on Love, Fear, and the Honest to God Naked Truth (Worthy Publishing, March 6, 2018, $16.99, 9781683971351), Steve Daugherty dives deep into this command and what it truly means for those who follow Jesus.

Readers accompany Steve on this journey throughout the book as he shares stories from the Bible and his own life to illuminate timeworn themes in new ways. He explores in-depth the ideas of compassion, fear, anger, and faith to fully get at the heart of the truth about God’s Love – how it can set us free from fear and how it allows us to love others more than ourselves.

“Accepting that we are wholly seen and wholly Loved, is how we begin to understand what Love can really do,” says Steve. “Love cancels fear just as catches of fish cancel empty boats. And only when that fear is cancelled can genuine, honest life be lived.”

An embrace of this truth is both life-changing and perspective-altering – it’s what allows us to fulfill his command to us. In Experiments in Honesty, Steve encourages readers to search for that truth for themselves. As he explains, “To be a people of the truth is to be a people about what’s real. Who ask, seek, and knock to get at what is. Who dig past years of sediment until the shovel pings on bedrock. Who reward others who, even when it’s uncomfortable or threatening, do the same.”

Steve Daugherty holds many titles including pastor, storyteller, counselor, conference speaker, and poet. He has served as teaching pastor at Crosspointe Church in Cary, North Carolina for over a decade. While Experiments in Honesty is Steve’s first book, his writing in various devotionals, prayer journals, and group materials has reached thousands. Steve currently lives in Apex, North Carolina with his wife, Kristi, and his three children, Emma, Anna, and Ian. Learn more at


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