“Let’s embark on a journey to intentionally live more fully in the moment and to be more connected to God, others, and ourselves.” 

– Dave Burchett

Sometimes one encounters a book that changes everything. 

Waking Up Slowly is that kind of book. It sneaks up on you with its gentle and quiet reminder that life is a lot different than you thought.

This book is like drinking cold refreshing water on a hot day. Read it one time and you’ll go back to it often.

It’s about God, love, life and what’s good and true.  Don’t just read this book, give it to everyone you care about. 

They will “rise up and call you blessed.”

Dr. Steve Brown

Founder of Key Life Ministries, Author of "A Scandalous Freedom", Visiting Professor of Theology at Knox Theology Seminary & Westminster Theological Seminary

Waking Up Slowly by Dave Burchett is a wonderful read. Dave’s voice is one of a kind friend, offering a way through the distractions and busyness of our modern culture to live joyfully present in each moment.

Weaving stories and relatable examples from his own life (and some of the critters in his life!), Dave gently guides each chapter toward practical application and personal inspiration.

As I turned the last page, I reached for my journal so I could begin to look for and record my own “postcards from God!” I loved being reminded that God is always with me…I simply need to slow down each day, and wake up to His presence.

Rachel Anne Ridge

Author of Flash, the Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me About Life, Faith, and Second Chances; and the children’s book Flash the Donkey Makes New Friends

Dave Burchett writes with an honest vulnerability that caught my eye when he wrote “When Bad Christians Happen to Good People” many years ago.

It is this style that I loved then, and he still has it today with his new book, “Waking Up Slowly.” I will say from the beginning, I felt challenged to make changes in my life. Yet, it was like a best friend sharing his experiences, and his lessons, with me, to help me make up my mind about my own issues.

I would, and will refer this book to anyone who is serious about staying connected to God, and not being too connected to the world.

Thank you Dave for opening your heart to us.

Montagne Mcdonald

Pastor of King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church, Nashville, TN

We know few people on this planet who can express the wonder of grace as winsomely and meaningfully as our dear friend Dave Burchett. And he risks a life that proves its veracity.

In this book, he speaks God’s heart to us through dogs, Scripture, brilliantly-selected outside wisdom and the near-pathetic delight of his own blunders.

We think you will laugh and maybe even cry. But hopefully you will trust God’s intention for you all over again. Dave causes us to slow down long enough to slowly wake up.

Bill Thrall, John Lynch, Bruce McNicol

Authors of "The Cure"

From the Author

We live in the most connected culture in the history of the world, but it’s arguably the most disconnected from God and one another.

But does it have to be that way? What if every day we are stubbing our toes on the sacred and not realizing it?

Let’s go on a journey together as mutually flawed and grace needy sojourners to find the attitudes, actions, and things that cause us to miss the sacred moments I believe are there for us to discover every day.

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Through Our Partnership With Patriot Paws You Can Help Our Heroes With Every Purchase

In 2017, I am donating a portion of every sale of Waking Up Slowly (and my previous book Stay) to Patriot Paws. This incredible organization trains and provides service/companions dogs at no cost to military veterans dealing with PTSD or other service related challenges.

To help this wonderful cause, I am doubling the percentage for every pre-sale and after release copy sold this year.

About the Author

Dave Burchett

Dave Burchett


Dave Burchett is a successful television sports director with experiences that include the Olympic Games as well as professional and collegiate sports. Dave directed television coverage of Texas Rangers baseball for more than thirty years.

During his career, he has earned a national Emmy and two local Emmys. He is the author of Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Loss, and Grace; When Bad Christians Happen to Good People; and Bring ‘Em Back Alive.

Dave enjoys speaking to churches and groups, and he blogs regularly at DaveBurchett.com. Dave and his wife, Joni, have three grown sons, several grandchildren, and another rescued Lab.