about the book

What if what we've come to know about faith is just a glimpse of what God has in mind?

What if our nagging feeling that there's got to be more is actually meant to lead us into deeper waters? Brandon Hatmaker knows about this longing. Through his various leadership roles in the church, he has experienced the shallows but has also found depth in unexpected places: on a plane heading to Africa, in a hotel parking lot encountering discipleship as never before, in a backroom biker "church" discovering a new kind of community.

In A Mile Wide, Hatmaker invites those of us tired of living Sunday to Sunday, exhausted by a mile-wide-but-an-inch-deep religion, to gain a fresh perspective on everything we think we know about faith--from identity to discipleship to community, to doing justice, and more. By taking a second look at how the gospel works in us and continues to work through us, we will find it has the power to change everything.

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about brandon

Brandon is an author, biker, TV personality, and a huge fan of the underdog. He is founder and CEO of The Legacy Collective, a giving community focused on partnering, pioneering, and funding sustainable solutions to systemic social issues around the world. Brandon is also the author of Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture. He is married to author and speaker, Jen Hatmaker. 

praise for a mile wide

"Jesus used great stories to illustrate lasting truths about life, faith, and how His people could engage both in the world more fully. Brandon has done the same in his most recent book. This book doesn't just invite into deeper water so we'll know more about Jesus, but so we'll become more like Him."

Bob Goff, New York Times bestselling author of Love Does


"A Mile Wide is going to help so many! Brandon's biblical insight on things like gospel identity, discipleship, and justice make this a book not to be passed over."

Christine Caine, bestselling author, activist, evangelist, and cofounder of the A21 Campaign


"I like Brandon Hatmaker. I like the way he leads, the way he lives, and the way he writes. This book will help you deep dive your faith and you won't want to come back up."

Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, lead pastor of National Community Church


"I love it when a book really reflects the heart and mind of the author, and this one absolutely does. Brandon is an intelligent thinker, a godly man, and a passionate pastor who lives and breathes a deeper gospel. This book is both freeing and inspiring, an invitation to a more beautiful and grounded vision of Christian faith."

Shauna Niequist, bestselling author of Bread and Wine and Savor


"Brandon Hatmaker flips our smudged lens of stale religion to a crystalline view of the expansive, transformative Good News. A Mile Wide is a guidebook on walking the Jesus-way of love and community. This is a must-read for every neighbor."

Shannan Martin, author of Falling Free: Rescued from the Life I Always Wanted


Bike Tour

Meet Brandon out on the road!

Oct. 2 - Houston, TX

Special Guest: Marcus Luttrell

7-9 PM at Red Neck Country Club with music from Elvis Monroe

Benefiting Boot Campaign

Oct. 3 - Monroe, LA

Special Guest: Willie Robertson

7-9 PM at Nonna with music from the Avery Michaels Band

Benefiting Boot Campaign

Oct. 5 - Atlanta, GA

Special Guest: Jen Hatmaker

7-9 PM at 57th Fighter Group Restaurant with music from Brandon Clark

Benefiting Boot Campaign

Oct. 7 - Nashville-Lieper's fork, TN

Special Guest: Amy from the Bobby Bones Show

7-9 PM at Leiper's Fork Distillery with music from Two Story Road

Benefiting JP/HRO

Oct. 9 - Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX

7-9 PM at Grapevine Craft Brewery with music from Amanda Bowen Chapman

Benefiting JP/HRO

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