Your But’s Too Big

Your Buts too big cover
ISBN: 9781940269726

Author: Travis Hearn


Leaving Your Excuses Behind

BUTS. We all have them. And we lug them around like a bag of bricks, building walls to keep away failure and hurt.

“But I’m too busy.”

“But I’m unqualified.”

“But what if I fail?”

Our But’s have become TOO BIG and they’re killing our success. We’ve become a society unable and unwilling to use our God-given talents to follow our dreams and true calling. But . . . there is good news.

As senior pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in America, author Travis Hearn has watched people struggle against self-doubt, past failures, and unfair circumstances. Hearn shows that while we all face troubling times, our attitude dictates whether setbacks contribute to our larger BUTS, or if we will trust in the Lord and follow His plan for our lives.

In Your BUT’s Too Big, Hearn targets your excuses, using Scripture and biblical principles to strip your fears away. This book will help you trim down 10 of the biggest excuse-making Buts common to our culture today. Hearn provides practical and powerful inspiration and motivation to help whittle away those big buts and live a no-excuse life for Christ!

Author Bio

Travis Hearn is senior pastor of Impact Church in Scottsdale, Arizona—one of the fastest growing churches in the nation. An influencer of influencers, he also serves as team chaplain to the Phoenix Suns and has served as a Major League Baseball chaplain for over a decade. Travis lives in the Phoenix Metro area with his wife, Natalie, and their three children.



“Excuses are dream killers. Don’t trade even the smallest of excuses for your God-sized dreams. If you’re ready to live out what God has destined you for, this book is for you. Your But’s Too Big will light a fire within you to go after your dreams—no more ifs, ands, or buts.”

–Mark Batterson, New York Times best-selling author of a dozen books including The Circle Maker, All Inand If

“Travis is an inspiring young leader I’ve mentored for many years. The insights in this book come out of his deep desire to see you fulfill God’s calling for your life. Take the time to apply every powerful and practical step so you can move forward and live God’s best for your life.”

–Rick Warren, Pastor, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA

“This book offers far more than motivation and information—this is a book that delivers transformation. Motivation lasts only a moment; transformation lasts a lifetime. If you’re looking for a book that will launch you into living out your God-sized dreams, this is the book for you!”

–Miles Mcpherson, Pastor, Rock Church, San Diego, CA

“Simply incredible. This book will give you a lifelong injection of spiritual motivation. You will discover the keys that will open the doors for you to live a life of no excuses. This is also the perfect book for me to take my entire church through.”

–Leo Bigger, Senior Pastor, International Christian Church, Zurich, Switzerland

“Wow! This is not just a book to read, but a manual for living. The powerful Bible stories and practical life stories contained within will not only encourage and equip you, they will also catapult you into living out God’s purpose for your life. Whether you’re about to take a huge leap of faith into living your most audacious dreams or trying to overcome some of life’s most challenging obstacles, this book is for you.”

–Naeem Fazaal, Senior Pastor, Mosaic Church, South Carolina

“I love it. Killer title and killer content. There’s not a person alive who doesn’t need this book. We all make excuses, and this is the perfect book to put them behind us once and for all!

–Tim Harlow, Senior Pastor, Parkview Church, Orland Park, Illinois

“I wish I would have had a book like this when I was a child. I have personally been through many trials that could have stopped me in my tracks. But because of God’s amazing grace and strength, I’ve been able to rise above! And that is exactly what this book is about. No matter what you’ve been through or what you’re going through, God has a a plan and purpose for your life. And with God’s help, He will see you through. No excuses!”

–Krystal Thomas, Former Player, WNBA, USA Basketball, Duke University, Assistant Basketball Coach, Grand Canyon University

“Such a great read. I have had the privilege to know Travis for the last twelve years as one of my chaplains in the NBA. Every time I come to Phoenix, I look forward to hearing what God has put on his heart for our team. Now, every time  he writes, I look forward to reading. This book is perfect for the underdog. For the person, much like myself, who has had to completely depend on God and work tirelessly to achieve every dream. If you’re tired of surrendering to excuses, you have to read this book!”

–Steve Blake, Player, NBA, USA Basketball

“Spectacular. This book makes the TOP 10 highlights for must reads for the year. Your BUT’s Too Big is engaging, encouraging, and equipping. It’s loaded with Bible stories and life stories that leap off the page and into the depths of your soul. Travis’ easy style of writing comes across as both personal and practical. This isn’t just a book; it’s a guidebook filled with ingredients to put your excuses behind you once and for all. Go ahead, read it. And begin to live your dreams!”

–Jason Romano, ESPN Producer

“Travis has been inspiring and motivating professional basketball players for well over a decade. He’s become a trusted voice for influencing the influencers. Travis possesses a true gift for moving people beyond their fears and failures and into their dreams and desires. This book is compelling, challenging, and refreshingly candid. Whatever might be holding you back from pursuing your God-given dreams, this book is the perfect tool to push you through.”

–Jerry Colangelo, Chairman, USA Basketball, Chairman, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

“Travis is a personal friend and we share many things in common: we both pastor churches, minister to pro athletes, strongly believe in multiethnic churches, and desire to see people live their God-given dream for God’s glory. As a former NFL player and current pastor, I’m very familiar with the challenges one faces while pursuing a dream. In this book, Travis does a tremendous job of addressing many of those challenges, while outlining powerful Bible-based solutions to overcome them. Your BUT’s Too Big is a must read for every athlete, pastor, entrepreneur, and dreamer!”

–Derwin Grey, Lead Pastor, Transformation Church, Former NFL Player, Author, Limitless Life & The High Definition Leader

“Home run! Travis knocked it out of the park with this one. Becoming a professional baseball player wasn’t something that was handed to me on silver platter. I had to work for it tirelessly. I could have easily given up on the dream before I even got started. Your BUT’s Too Big is a playbook that emphasizes a crucial concept for every dreamer—never quit on something you believe in. If you strike out in life, you gotta get back in the batter’s box and keep swinging until one day you knock your dream out of the park! This book is an action plan for believing in a dream and achieving it.”

–Eric Young, Jr., Player, MLB

“Travis is an anointed leader whose commitment to God, leadership, and making an impact in peoples’ lives sets him apart. Relatable and inspiring, this book speaks life into your dreams. It is empowering, humorous, and filled with revelation. Travis’ insight and leadership will take your life to another level.”

–Kim Dolan Leto, Author, F.I.T. Faith Inspired Transformation, and Speaker

“Excellent resource, exceptional content, and exactly what every person needs to read! By the time you’re finished reading this book, you will feel like there’s nothing you can’t do because God is with you. Excuses have the ability to keep you short of the promised land God has for your life. We’re all susceptible to the temptation of making excuses, which is why this book is so important. To live a life without excuse—and be totally available for God’s use!”

–Danny Gokey, BMG Recording Artist, Founder, Sophia’s Heart, Author, Hope In Front of Me

“Travis is the real deal. He has personally spoken God’s Word into my life throughout the years during countless Bible studies. He is passionate about God and passionate about helping people. This book sums up everything I know about Travis. He desires that each of one us live out God’s best for our lives, and nothing less. His words will spark a fire in your soul and elevate your relationship with Christ to a whole new level.”

–Isaiah Thomas, Retired Player, NBA, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

“Travis is my pastor, and my family and I attend Impact Church. God has given him the incredible ability to communicate God’s Word. Whether from the pulpit or from a book, Travis has a way of pushing me in my walk with God to a location that I would have never gone otherwise. When you read this book, you will not only be inspired; you will grow closer to Christ.”

–Ronnie Price, NBA Player

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