We had numerous endorsements from our books and training. Below are some of them. On this page you will find endorsements for:

  • Our interpersonal skills books
  • All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go!
  • The Surprising Joy of Discovering How God Sees You
  • Keys to Joy
  • 2031 Names of God
  • The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart
  • Never Do Fundraising Again

What people are saying about our relationship books and workshops:

“There is no church, no pastor, no elder board, no ministry team and no Bible study group that would not profit immensely from this book and the workshop. From a solidly biblical platform, it takes a clear and practical look at the major areas that are so critical to any healthy relationship. The tools given at the workshop using these materials are truly everyday tools. I use them in every relationship—from the casual acquaintance to the most intense counseling situation. If the opportunity comes your way to attend a Relationship Resources workshop or host one at your church, do not pass it up! You will be making an investment that guarantees a rich return of healthy, Christ-reflecting relationships.” —Pastor Tim Westcott Senior Pastor, Idyllwild Bible Church, Idyllwild, California 

“Scripture is clear that the Lord cares deeply about how we treat one another, both within and outside the walls of the church. But too often relationships in some areas  of  our lives  can  feel  difficult  to  navigate! In God’s Design for Community Gaylyn Williams wisely shares practical tools to build community by learning the skills to treat each other with dignity and love that is truly felt and understood. These biblically grounded principles are destined to transform lives and ministries, unlocking new doors to spread the love of Jesus.” —Dr. Dick Eastman, International President, Every Home for Christ

“I really believe this material has His anointing and is the best training tool I’ve seen. I really believe in it.” —Duane, missionary in Thailand

See more of what people are saying about our relationship materials and workshops.


What others are saying about All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go

I recommend you take the time to read this important book. The biblical solutions and personal truths in this book can set your heart, mind and soul free. This book is a timely remedy for a culture consumed with pressure, over-scheduling, impossible deadlines and sleepless nights full of anxiety. —Gary Wilkerson, President of World Challenge and Pastor of The Springs Church

Dr. Ken Williams and his daughter, Gaylyn, have teamed up to provide an excellent resource for believers who want to de-stress their lives throughAll Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go! the application of God’s Word mixed with healthy counseling principles. —Bob Creson, President and CEO, Wycliffe Bible Translators USA

All Stressed up and Everywhere to Go is a refreshingly simple book filled with usable, practical advice in dealing with the stressors of life. —George Stahnke, Director of Renewal Ministries

These principles work! Because the principles flow out of God’s Word, they are timeless and relevant in any context. The principles are easy to grasp and easy to hand off to others who are in the “stress crucible.” —Tim Westcott, Pastor of Idyllwild Bible Church

Stress is a fact of life. … Now, relief is at hand. This book, if studied and applied, will provide you with the principles you need to manage your stress effectively. This book is thoroughly Biblical, practical and authentic. —Jerry Bridges, Author of over 20 books, including, Trusting God.

This father-daughter writing team has produced something profoundly useful for the Christian community. Authentic, soundly practical, occasionally funny, often heart-wrenching—you’ll love it!        —Laura Mae Gardner, D.Min., International Training Consultant for Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL International

[This book] equips one to develop strategies and skills for managing stress in a life giving manner. —Wayne Cone, Pastor of Pastoral Care, Cypress Bible Church

This book is the best material I have found on handling stress. The principles are solidly biblical. They are born out of real life experience facing stress. —Steven G. Edlin MA LCPC MFT, Counseling Director, TEAM

I commend the book to all who are involved in Christian service; however, every believer would benefit from this material. —Frank Hoskin, Director, Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia

This is a well-written and well-organized workbook for dealing with stress, maintaining balance, and growing as a person. We commend it for how helpfully and creatively it is woven together. Readers will appreciate the personal anecdotes and practical content, the wealth of useful guidelines and Scriptural principles, the group interaction and application items in each chapter, the emphasis on making healthy choices and changes in one’s life right now, and the opportunities for developing further skills to help oneself, children, and others deal with life’s demands. This book is like cool water to thirsty souls! May it travel far and wide.  —Dr. Kelly O’Donnell and Dr. Michèle Lewis O’Donnell, Consulting Psychologists, Member Care Associates, Inc.

There is hope for us stressed out 21st century folks! The book is also not a wishy washy, preachy, pat answer kind of book…the reader who chooses, gets deep into the principles, God’s Word and examines his or her own way of coping. It is about, and for, REAL people dealing with REAL stress. —Jane Neiswender, Dir. of Counseling Ministries, WBT USA

I have known Ken for more than 25 years and Gaylyn for several years. I find both authors be wise and Godly people who are also good communicators. I appreciate the wealth of biblical references in this book. It is clear that the authors know well what God has to say about these topics. The book is very practical and down to earth. While the book talks much about cross-cultural missionaries it would be equally helpful to anyone living and working in their home countries. It is written in an easy-to-read style with numerous exercises and thought-provoking questions that guide the reader through a selfdiscovery process to identify and handle their own stresses. I have worked in member care roles in a mission organization for over 30 years and wish that I’d had this book to give to friends and colleagues during that time. You can be sure that I will make good use of it in the future. —Miriam Kellogg, Director for Member Spiritual Development, Wycliffe Bible Translators

As a counselor, I am always looking for topic specific books that deliver helpful insights with practical application. All Stressed Up is the most comprehensive, functional stress management book in my lending library. I’ve got a bunch on the subject but this one is my first choice for homework assignments. —Tim Sieges, PhD, LPC, NCC, Clinical Director, Wycliffe USA Counseling Ministries

All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go! is an excellent book to help you realize what is causing stress and how to deal with it. The workbook format makes it an easy to read and very practical book. The illustrations from the lives of Gaylyn and Ken show many common causes of stress and how through Scripture and practical steps you can overcome the stress and burnout you may be feeling. I highly recommend this book! —Paula Pence, Director of Communications, Mission Training International

What Others Are Saying about The Surprising Joy of Discovering How God Sees You

This book is an incredible resource for seeking and connecting with the heart of God during those daily times. Filled with Scripture, insightfulimage of The Surprising Joy of Discovering Your Identity in Christ thoughts, and probing questions, this book will deepen your understanding and awareness of God’s love for you, help you discover who you are in Him, and guide you in “walking out” that identity from day to day. Every page of Gaylyn’s work is, as always, marked with her wisdom, encouraging spirit, and genuine love for the reader. This is a book I will be coming back to for years to come. —Dick Eastman, International President of Every Home for Christ

I highly recommend Gaylyn’s treasures taken straight from the Scriptures! The compilation of the Word of God with applications on “How God Sees You” is vital for each of us. As you and I spend daily time in this resource, we will be reminded afresh of who we are in Christ. The result will be evidenced in our lives by greater cleansing, intimacy and power with our Lord. You will relish the time you spend sitting with Him and pondering these passages and principles. Get ready for wonderful times of refreshing from the Holy Spirit! —Camilla Leathers Seabolt, Former Executive Director for Community Bible Study

Until we understand our true identity as a child of God, we will never feel whole. Working on this book gave me a new appreciation for who I am in Christ. It taught me that God is the missing piece to everything that we lack. In this way, the book can be useful to anyone who feels inadequate in some form or another. As a teenager in this world of media and persuasion, I often feel less than. By learning my birthright in God’s kingdom, I realized I have access to everything He is. My power lies in Him; therefore, I am capable of anything. —Kacie Linamen, Teenager and College Student

Gaylyn Williams presents in this book an eternal treasure chest of who God is and how He desires to spiritually refresh us. It’s a great book to encourage you on your walk with the Lord. —Steve Koeppen, President, Living Way Ministries, Colorado Springs

As ever, Gaylyn’s newest guide to applying specific Scripture portions to life is both practical and specific. Use these daily devotionals as a guide for your quiet time with Jesus or as a script for a small group studying the Bible together. However you choose to use it, this book of devotionals is bound to bless you, those you live with and those you minister to. —Sandra T. Auer, Cru Human Resources Specialist and Counselor

What people are saying about Keys to Joy:

John records a wonderful statement made by Jesus, “I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!” (John 15:11 NLT). Jesus wants our joy to overflow. What are these things that Jesus spoke of? In this book, Keys to Joy, Ken and Gaylyn Williams, the father-daughter writing team, do us a favor by reminding us of the things that lead to joy in the Christian life. Based on the study of God’s Word, the contents of this book will lead the reader to a greater sense of who God is and a deep abiding peace in the One who loves us and wants a relationship with his children.       —Bob Creson, President/CEO of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA

In the midst of a world filled with broken promises and elusive dreams, Keys to Joy provides powerful clarity to obtaining lasting joy. Each chapter contains poignant narrative packed with spiritual truth and practical application. Everyone desires joy,  but few discover the key to obtaining it. Keys to Joy unlocks the mystery of joy’s obscurity by providing thirteen surprising truths. It’s a must read for every avid “joy” seeker. —Julie Gorman, Founder and Executive Director for FYI

Joy is one of the fruits of the Spirit which I find so challenging to allow to grow in my life, especially during times of uncertainty and pain. Guilt and condemnation seem to follow during these difficult times. With much hope, Gaylyn and Ken share not only their personal struggles on their journey to joy, but practical steps to allow joy to flourish in even the most challenging times. —Evelyn Sherwood, wife, mother, grandmother and pastor’s wife

This book is eminently practical, thoroughly biblical, thirst-promoting. It fills me with eagerness to study it more and enthusiastic about promoting it. It is a super book! I can’t say enough good things about it. —Laura Mae Gardner, D.Min., International Training Consultant for Wycliffe Bible Translators

“The choice to rejoice.” That phrase reverberates in my heart since reading this delightful scriptural study on the keys to joy. Ken and Gaylyn share personal experiences and give practical, biblical advice (keys) to help believers unlock the door to true joy. —Steven Sherwood Sr., Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church

 What others are saying about 2031 Names of God

Gaylyn has compiled the powerful names of God into a study guide for our spiritual growth. Philippians 3:7-8 declares Paul’s heart to know Him “But2031 Names of God: In Scriptural Order by Gaylyn R. Williams whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” Proverbs 18:10 declares ,“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man [or woman] runs into it and is safe.” How much we need to know His names to know His heart for us as His children! Be blessed as you study this compilation of His character as revealed by His names. — Camilla L. Seabolt, Former Executive Director of Community Bible Study

We serve an amazing God! Understanding and appreciating the character of the Lord is the beginning of knowing who we are in Him. In Gaylyn Williams’s 2031 Names of God, she explores and uncovers who God is by examining 2031 names given to the Lord. As a military retiree who spent thirty years serving my nation and my Lord, how refreshing it will be to those who serve to discover in a more intimate way the Lord they serve through this journey Gaylyn will take you on. —Brig General David B. Warner, USAF (Ret.), Former Executive Director, Officer’s Christian Fellowship

This wonderful collection of names of our Lord has been compiled by a special friend of my wife and mine, Gaylyn Williams. You will find literally hundreds and hundreds of such descriptive expressions in Scripture in the pages that follow. Indeed, the author of this helpful guide has saved you countless hours in searching out these cherished expressions describing the nature and character of our Lord. —Dick Eastman, International President of Every Home for Christ

This book is beyond amazing! What a treasure! I’ve considered myself a serious student of Scripture for sixty years, but had no idea of the richness of God’s revelation about who He is. This book will be a companion to my Bible reading and devotional times from now on, as I come to appreciate even more God’s rich character. —Ken Williams, Ph.D., fifty-five year Missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators

What others are saying about The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart:

In this series, Gaylyn Williams has done a remarkable job of identifying and explaining the various names God uses to describe Himself. MeditatingThe Surprising Joy of Exploring God's Heart on these names, one day at a time, will help us to know God more intimately. —Jerry Bridges, Author of twelve books, including, Trusting God

Knowing the names of God is to know the heart of God. Gaylyn helps us know God better by revealing his character and nature. Take the time to read this book and you will be changed. —Gary Wilkerson, President, World Challenge and Former Lead Pastor Springs Church

This exceptional daily devotional reveals God’s character. When we draw closer to Him, “blessings” happen. —Chuck Asay, Syndicated Editorial Cartoonist

I urge you to use this book along with your Bible, read it daily, study it and meditate on Him, the God who is Love (1 John 4:16). As I studied this book, I oft found myself laughing, shouting and crying with joy as the Holy Spirit would overwhelm me with the greatness of who God is. —Steven R Sherwood, Sr. Pastor Fairview Baptist Church, Kokomo, IN

These brief meditations are geared specifically to the contemporary believer’s busy life. Gaylyn shares 365 ways God is addressed in Scripture. And she invites busy Christians (me … you) to engage in understanding God more intimately. These brief, to-the-point page-long meditations and Gaylyn’s questions urge the reader toward application to personal life in the twenty-first century. —Sandra T. Auer, Campus Crusade for Christ, Member Care

We will never grow beyond our revelation of who God is. Everything in our lives flows from our understanding of the character and attributes of God. One of the best ways to grow in our relationship with God is to grow in our understanding of His names. This book is a great tool to become more intimately acquainted with the many facets of God’s character by praying into and thinking deeply upon the names of God. —Jayde Duncan, Senior Pastor of Antioch Church in Colorado Springs

Look what others are saying about Never Do Fundraising Again:

“It reads easily, yet is profoundly deep and potentially life-changing.” —Bob Creson, Former President, Wycliffe Bible Translators USA

I was amazed by this book. It is so practical and is the right way to do these things. —Laura Mae Gardner, D.Min., International Training Consultant for Wycliffe Bible Translators

This book reflects our core belief about the types of relations needed for sustainable, effective work (and life in general). Thanks for helping us understand resource realities (finances) in light of relational resiliency (friendships). Your use of metaphors, examples, Scripture and suggestions really help to make the material practical. —Dr. Kelly O’Donnell and Dr. Michèle Lewis O’Donnell, Consulting Psychologists, Member Care Associates, Inc.

… a must read, whether you just began fundraising or have been doing it for a long time! Jane Neiswender, Director of Counseling Ministries, WBT USA and missionary for 38 years

An outstanding book, applying biblical principles to partner development. —Dr. Ken Royer, D.Min., Director of Pastoral Care, Link Care Center, Fresno, California

We are excited to see these principles now in print! And this book contains many ideas and examples of ministering to your partnership team. —Dr. Jim and Jan Holsclaw, Wycliffe Bible Translators

This book is a must read if you are a missionary, no matter if you have just begun fundraising or have been doing it for a long time! It has been a joy to learn from these giants who attend so beautifully to their ministry partners. May those who read this workbook carefully consider its godly principles of partner-caring. —Dick and Vicki Gascho, Greater Europe Mission

This book is tangible evidence of Ken and Gaylyn’s commitment to Scripture. This book is thoroughly biblical, and chock-full of Scripture. Their ideas and suggestions are so biblically based. The book is also thoroughly practical. There are enough ideas to keep one busy for a lifetime. It is with much joy (one of Ken’s and Gaylyn’s favorite words) that I recommend this book to everyone who is called by God to discover and serve together with partners. —Dr. and Mrs. Jim Van Meter, with Paraclete Mission

“I heartily recommend this resource to all involved in ministry today.” Paul Lere, President, International Training Partners