Jason Boyett is a writer, speaker, and dad from Amarillo, Texas. He is the author of a bunch of books, including O Me of Little Faith (Zondervan) and the Pocket Guide series, which started at Relevant in 2005 and continued at Jossey-Bass (and which now features the ebook, Pocket Guide to 2012). In addition to the books, Jason has written for The Daily Beast, Salon, Beliefnet, Paste, Relevant Magazine, Collide, "On Faith" at The Washington Post, and several other publications you may or may not have heard of. He has appeared as an “expert” on the History Channel and National Geographic, and in 10th grade won a fire safety poster design contest (“Too Many Wires…Can Cause Fires”).
Along with authors Rob Stennett and Matthew Paul Turner, Jason is the host and creator of the 9 Thumbs Podcast. His self-employed day job includes corporate copywriting and design, creative consulting, celebrity ghost-tweeting, and other paid professions that pretty much weren’t a thing five years ago.
Praise for Jason Boyett:
"Fearless, deep, and snarky. And did I mention funny? Oh my goodness this guy is funny." — Dean Nelson, author of God Hides in Plain Sight and director, Writer’s Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma
Praise for O Me of Little Faith:
“O Me of Little Faith will not solve your doubt problems, but it will be a friendly, helpful companion through your doubts. Told with an uncanny knack for finding the right story, Jason Boyett’s memoir of doubt will help all of us in our faith.” — Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies, North Park University
"Never before have I known of—much less ever read—a book about Christian doubt that is chock-full of laughter and sanctity, confessional candor, and credible confession all at one and the same time. In fact, I did not even know that such a book could be written; but that’s exactly what Jason Boyett has done. O Me of Little Faith is the work of a devout, passionate, and believing doubter, and it has the ring of truth on every single page.” — Phyllis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence
"An engaging, wonderfully human portrait of faith and doubt for those among the next generation who identify as both ‘Christian’ and ‘intellectual’—and sometimes struggles to reconcile these two categories." — Donna Freitas, Author, Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America’s College Campuses
"It’s been said that if your beliefs, whatever they may be, cannot undergo scrutiny, then they’re not worth holding. Jason Boyett isn’t afraid of putting a magnifying glass to his faith and asking tough questions that some people would rather ignore. I think both Christians and atheists will agree that he’s better off because of it." — Hemant Mehta, author of I Sold My Soul on eBay and blogger at FriendlyAtheist.com
Praise for the Pocket Guide books:
"Jason Boyett’s Pocket Guides are smart and hilarious. And they’re sneaky too: You don’t realize how much you’re learning because you’re having so much fun." —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically
"The Pocket Guides are absurdly funny, surprisingly full of legitimate biblical information and, inexplicably, provoke a deeper understanding of my faith. Jason Boyett is a truly inspired and disturbed individual and for that I am grateful." —Dan Merchant, Writer/Producer/Director of Lord, Save Us From Your Followers