Clare De Graaf

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Clare DeGraaf is a follower of Jesus, an elder, Bible teacher, and blogger. For more than thirty years, he’s been a full-time spiritual mentor of men all over the world—from college students to business and church leaders. At age thirty-one, a crisis of faith led Clare to reject his cultural Christianity, sell his successful manufacturing business, and devote the balance of his life to serving God. Clare and his wife, Susan, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and are the parents of six children and grandparents of fifteen.

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The 10-Second Rule: Following Jesus Made Simple

Discover a memorable, simple way to be attentive to the voice of God, from Clare De Graaf's book The 10 Second Rule.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The purpose of my life is to make God look good.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Really, just, actually and "Oh, come on!"

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. I don't have a "favorite villain" I think that's an oxymoron.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising kids who love us and God.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. The apostle Paul. I'd ask him a million questions about divine inspiration and how that works exactly to better understand why he said some of the things he did.

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