The Deeper Life

Satisfying the 8 Vital Longings of Your Soul

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Be known as a person of relevant faith . . .
escape the fog of daily distractions . . .
live a more intentional, integrated life

Plenty of books talk about living a deeper life. This one shows you how--how to truly discover the answers to life's core questions and live them out in your thoughts, words, and actions.

An acclaimed teacher on spiritual renewal, Daniel Henderson shares the principles and practices that are vital to a transformed life. He explains the longings that resonate in our souls--longings such as wanting to know God more fully, to know ourselves better, to spend our time on things that matter--and shows how to systematically apply them to daily decisions and even long-term goals. As countless believers have already discovered, this gospel-oriented, Spirit-empowered approach will touch every part of your life and change the trajectory of your journey.


As a pastor for over two decades, Daniel Henderson was passionate about helping churches experience authentic renewal. Today, as a pastor to pastors, Daniel inspires leaders to renewed courage and impact. Now, in The Deeper Life, he writes once again to help you with a unique and practical plan for spiritual authenticity. In a world of constant distraction and chronic discouragement, this book offers strategic focus and hope for the daily journey.

Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker

In the Old Testament, when it came to spiritual renewal, God always had a man in mind to lead the way. Having sat under the leadership of Daniel Henderson, it may well be he is God's leader for our generation, helping to set the stage for true spiritual renewal in the church today!

Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

I am not much of a theologian, but after reading through the pages of Daniel Henderson's book, I feel I am more of one than ever before. It was that thought-provoking. . . . Read it!

H.B. London, president of H.B. London Ministries; pastor to pastors emeritus for Focus on the Family

Whatever habits or failures or strongholds keep you from realizing who you are in Christ, you can put them behind you and experience freedom and joy. . . . If you're searching for personal fulfillment or looking for guidance through difficult challenges, Henderson's practical and insightful book is just what you need.

Cheryl Sacks, author of The Prayer Saturated Church; co-founder of BridgeBuilders Int'l Leadership Network

Daniel Henderson has not only been a mentor to me, I've watched him invest in thousands of young leaders. His commitment to fostering spiritual renewal in the church is fueling the faith of generations.

Johnnie Moore, author of Dirty God; vice president of Liberty University

In the cacophony and chaos of life, Daniel Henderson powerfully reminds us of the deep, daily spiritual disciplines God uses to renew us. Like a rudder to our souls, he directs us away from the mindless activity to the meaningful choices that can mark us well for our Savior.

Paul Nyquist, PhD, president of Moody Bible Institute

Instead of skimming our way through the hectic pace of our lives, this book is a refreshing pause that motivates us to ask the deeper questions about why we do what we do. I commend Daniel's approach to an integrated life and his innovative daily plan for personal renewal.

Hans Finzel, founder of; author of The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make

Daniel Henderson knows the deeper Christian life, because he has lived it for over twenty-five years. All who read this book have a great mentor and will grow as they respond to his admonitions.

Elmer Towns, co-founder of Liberty University

"This unique book will encourage every Christian who aspires to be effective in fulfilling God's distinctive calling and purpose.

Luis Bush, international facilitator for Transform World Connections; architect of the 10/40 and 4/14 Windows

Daniel Henderson has his finger on the pulse of Christians who are saved and growing spiritually but who are missing the connections between their theology and an actual life of joy and purpose. . . . Without being programmatic or too tactical, Henderson provides a sound process for people to live the life God originally intended them to live.

Jeff Spadafora, director of global coaching services for Halftime

Daniel's thirst for authentic intimacy with Christ is contagious. The Deeper Life couldn't be more timely for a generation desperately seeking God.

Tim Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors

Daniel Henderson is a man of deep and consistent faith, purpose, and prayer. He lives out everything he writes about, so . . . if you want to unleash the longings of your soul, you'd better read this book!

Karen and Jim Covell, founding directors of the Hollywood Prayer Network

Daniel Henderson has had a profound impact on my life, my ministry, and West Ridge Church. His passion to see spiritual renewal in churches and in the lives of believers is challenging and contagious. I believe this book is a true gift to the church and is going to impact people all over the world.

Brian Bloye, senior pastor of West Ridge Church, Dallas, GA; co-author of It's Personal

Daniel's ministry is extremely refreshing as he communicates in a down-to-earth way about the questions and issues that we all face in our Christian walk. He makes it plain--equipping readers with practical how-tos for transforming their spiritual journeys.

Chrissy Cymbala Toledo, worship leader, The Chicago Tabernacle

God plopped Daniel Henderson into my life and has used him to influence my prayer life and the prayer and spiritual life of our church. We have used Daniel's writings as our staff and elder devotions this past year.

Mike Romberger, senior pastor of Mission Hills Church, Littleton, CO

In over thirty years of pastoral ministry, I have never been more impacted spiritually, or more excited personally, about the work God is doing through Daniel Henderson and the ministry of Strategic Renewal. This book is an essential part of that work, and everyone who reads it will be more than glad they did.

Danny Hodges, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel, St. Petersburg, FL

The Authors

  1. Daniel Henderson

    Daniel Henderson

    For almost three decades Daniel Henderson ( was a pastor to thousands in congregations in California and Minnesota. He serves as founder and president of Strategic Renewal International and is also the national director for The 6:4...

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  2. Brenda Brown

    Brenda Brown

    Brenda Brown has been teaching on principles of purposeful living for twenty-five years. As a life coach, retreat speaker, and women's ministry leader, Brenda encourages mothers to pursue a life of influence and raise their children without regrets.

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