Praise for Glad You're Here
"Walker Hayes is captivating. I knew it the first time he came on The Today Show. But that brilliance on the screen was only a tiny fraction of who he really is. The real stuff is on the pages of this book. Both Walker and Craig are lit from inside . . . that light is splashed on each and every page. You will feel it and be inspired!"
Coanchor, NBC News' Today; cohost, Today with Hoda & Jenna
"An incredible story of friendship, faith, the love of Jesus and the sovereign hand of God, Glad You're Here is a book that will bring tears to your eyes and breath to your lungs and make you see and love your neighbors just a little different—and maybe a lot better."
—ANNIE F. DOWNS
New York Times bestselling author of That Sounds Fun
"The first time I heard the song 'Craig' was a few years before I had the privilege of meeting Walker. The song stopped me in my tracks. I'd never heard a song capture how the church is supposed to be, and it came from a man who didn't know Jesus at the time. Well, Walker does know Jesus now, thanks to the Lord using his friend Craig, and has an incredible story to tell."
Lead singer of MercyMe
"Glad You're Here comes as a gift to a world that seems quicker to divide than come together. Walker and Craig weren't obvious candidates for close friendship: an avowed atheist and a committed believer, a musician struggling to find his place and a pastor who questioned his calling, both bringing past hurts and vulnerabilities into their present relationships. But theirs is a story of genuine affection, sacrificial love, sacred hospitality, and a celebration of the God-given gift of one another. Whether you follow Jesus or regard Him with skepticism, the impact He has on these men is undeniable—and their story might just inspire you to learn more about the One who turned water Napa Valley red."
President & CEO of HOPE International and coauthor of Mission Drift
"Meet Walker (country singer-songwriter) and Craig. They tell a story of how the gospel transforms people through the gift of friendship. Their writing is clear, transparent, and engaging, inspiring hope for what can happen as God makes us better witnesses in a broken world. This is a captivating book that will be of help to anyone wise enough to pick it up!"
President of Great Commission Collective; author of The Plurality Principle and I Still Do
"One of the greatest gifts God has given to you and me is the gift of friendship. Walker and Craig invite all of us into the depths of what Christ-centered friendship is all about in this powerful book. I found myself crying on one page and hysterically laughing on the next! My only complaint is the book had to end!"
Pastor, Cross Point Church
"In Glad You're Here, Craig and Walker refuse to be trite. They tell their stories honestly, giving us full view of the joys and the heartaches accompanying the surprising friendship of a pastor and a country music star. Their account will leave you heartened and challenged to pursue the authentic faith and unvarnished friendship they've discovered together. This book is a delight to read!"
Coauthor of Rooting for Rivals
"I love this book so much. The honesty, the rawness, the storyline—it's written vulnerably and beautifully, and it all just points to the goodness of Jesus!"
Songwriter / Producer, Nashville, TN