Live Smart

Preparing for the Future God Wants for You

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Don't Waste This Time in Your Life!

The habits you're forming right now can last a lifetime. Who you hang out with, how you spend your time, and even what you read can change your future in powerful ways!

Live Smart
lays out a simple, straightforward plan to help you become all you were meant to be in your relationships, your education, your future career, and every other aspect of life. But even more importantly, this book will give you the tools for a rock-solid relationship with God.

You want your life to matter. Live Smart presents the practical tools and biblical advice for you to make wise decisions for an exciting future. Prepare to be amazed by what God can do in your life!


"Prepare to be amazed by what God can do in your life! This is a book that can make a real difference in your life, right now. Dan Dumas is a man who wants to make an impact in the world with his life, and he wants to help you make an impact as well."

from the Foreword by R. Albert Mohler Jr.

"Dan Dumas is an organizational genius, brimming with wisdom and creativity. I have often sought counsel from him about practical leadership questions in my own life. Now we have a book that makes such counsel available to anyone."

Russel Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

"This is a wonderful compendium of crucial biblical wisdom drawn from selected Proverbs. Students especially need to know and master these truths early to enjoy the path of life, riches, and honor, as Proverbs says, and avoid a lifetime of troubles and regret."

John MacArthur, Pastor of Grace Community Church

"The growth in wisdom over time brings with it an unrequited desire for our future selves to urge our younger selves to walk a better, more God-honoring path. Humility demands that we live with careful precision in rooting out unbelief and humbly walking in faithful service to our Savior and King. This book takes dead aim at worldly expectations and reminds us of the old paths wherein we find true life (Jeremiah 6:16)."

Chris Larson, President of Ligonier Ministries

"Live Smart is like a Swiss Army Knife for life. It includes just about everything you need for living a life of intentionality without regrets. I am amazed by how much wisdom is packed into these pages and wish I'd had this tool when I was a young man. Dan Dumas is one of the most deliberate men I know, and this book mines his experience, wisdom, and knowledge of God's Word for truly living smart."

Rick Holland, pastor, Mission Road Bible Church, Kansas City

"As I read this book, I thought, I can't wait to put this in the hands of my sons. This book has a unique combination of having a relatable author, a foundation that is biblical, guidance that is essential, and steps for implementation that are practical. I am thankful for this valuable work by such a gifted communicator of God's truth to young people today."

Eric Bancroft, senior pastor, Castleview Baptist Church

The Author

  1. Dan Dumas

    Dan Dumas

    Dan Dumas ( has served as a college pastor for fourteen years with extensive experience discipling young people. Dan serves as a senior vice president at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches and provides leadership for...

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