Media Kit– 15 Minutes with Jesus

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15 Minutes with Jesus


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15 Minutes with Jesus

Great American Publishers; Mark Hikes (Madison, MS) has released his first book —15 Minutes with Jesus featuring 12 weekly themes presented in a text conversation style.  Each theme helps to build a consistent relationship with our Shepherd and shows readers how their life can be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit as it applies to everyday life.

Youth Leader and Author Mark Hikes says, “One thing I am sure of…spending consistent time with Jesus everyday is the most important part of a Christian journey.  It does not matter if you are a new Christian, mature Christian or someone who has not accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior yet.  He wants to spend time with you.  He wants to be close to you.”

Why write a book in the style of a text conversation? Hikes says, “I’m glad you asked.  Text messages are where the heart of the book started.  When the quarantine began in March of 2020, we were not able to gather in person to worship together.  Sure we immediately started meeting on zoom calls, but it just didn’t seem like it was enough.  I was definitely missing the group, after just two or three weeks, and we really had no idea when we would be back to in person worship.  I wanted to do more to stay connected, with them.  So I decided to start sending a daily text.  The first week was simply some of my favorite Bible verses.  The group seemed to like the idea.  So, I wanted to make it better.  After the first week I made the decision to make a weekly theme, that way I could share different verses from all over the Bible about one topic.  The feedback I received from the students was really cool, so the text is still going today.”

A book launch event is scheduled for Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Madison United Methodist Church.

For more information about 15 Minutes with Jesus, visit the publisher’s website at or call toll-free 1-888-854-5954.  The book is available locally at bookstores and gift shops.  Get your copy today and start your fifteen minutes.


About the Book:

15 Minutes with Jesus

by Mark Hikes

$16.95 • paperback • 224 pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • full-color • ISBN 978-1-934817-53-7

In this fun and inspiring devotional, readers will experience life-shaping, thought provoking truths to help stay connected to their faith and find strength in God’s word, learn how deeply and passionately God loves you, and discover how to build an authentic relationship with Jesus.

Are you ready to start your fifteen minutes?  Get ready, get set, GO!



About the Author:

Mark Hikes lives in Madison, Mississippi, with his wife, Natalie, and two sons, DJ and Jack.  They share life with four rescue animals–three dogs, Yetti (Akita), Emma (Australian Shepherd), Maggie (Red Bone Coon Hound), and one cat, Charlie.  Mark lived most of his life in Central Pennsylvania where he was born and raised in the town of Pine Grove.  He loves outdoor sports and discipleship time with family and small groups.  Mark is a member of Madison United Methodist Church where he serves as a Family Group Leader.


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