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Dallas and the Spitfire

Dallas and the Spitfire

An Old Car, An Ex-Con, and an Unlikely Friendship

by Ted Kluck and Dallas Jahncke

It's not every day that you read a really good Christian book about sex, drugs, and rock and roll. This is a relentlessly honest book with a redemptive edge.

—Kevin DeYoung, author, Just Do Something and coauthor, Why I'm Not Emergent

About the Book

About the Book

"The thought that discipleship is more than a bi-weekly cup of coffee momentarily freaks me out." Read more about the new book and its authors.

Read An Excerpt

Read An Excerpt

By Ted Kluck and Dallas Jahncke

Read the Introduction and Chapter One from the new book Dallas and the Spitfire, by Ted Kluck and Dallas Jahncke. (PDF)

A Q&A with Ted Kluck

A Q&A with Ted Kluck

Dallas and the Spitfire co-author Ted Kluck talks about the book, the friendship, and the challenges of Christian discipleship.

An Unlikely Friendship: A Video Q&A with Ted Kluck

An Unlikely Friendship: A Video Q&A with Ted Kluck

Patheos' Patton Dodd interviews Kluck about Dallas and the Spitfire and models of Christian discipleship.

Book Club Roundtable

Ted Kluck's Spitfire: The Kinds of Christians We Need on TV

Ted Kluck's Spitfire: The Kinds of Christians We Need on TV

Dave Swartz

Why aren't stories like these told on television? Rather than having a "Teen Jesus" on Glee to give some faux balance and provide the cue for loaded arguments against traditional Christian viewpoints, why not show a thoroughly traditional (and openly imperfect) Christian like Ted Kluck helping a person put his life back together?

Discipleship is Messy

Discipleship is Messy

Kurt Willems

I can think of many relationships as a mentor with fond memories. The same relationships also brought about chaos, emotional strife, and disappointment. 

The Good News of Dallas and the Spitfire

The Good News of Dallas and the Spitfire

Christian Piatt

I’m not one for statements of faith or counting victories for Jesus in baptisms, per se, but I do identify with the transforming value of a life centered on discipleship.

Dallas, the Spitfire and Mentoring

Dallas, the Spitfire and Mentoring

Bruce Epperly

Every relationship is intended to further the divine calling to wholeness and beauty in ourselves and another.

Life-Changing Mentors and Unlikely Friendships

Life-Changing Mentors and Unlikely Friendships

Carl Gregg

At its best, this book echoes themes from Bonhoeffer's classic text The Cost of Discipleship, such as that advancing in the spiritual life often requires significant discipline, focus, and commitment.

Things Happen in a Friendship Like This

Things Happen in a Friendship Like This

Dave Swartz

If anyone needs a refresher that the Gospel of Jesus Christ really works, really changes lives and they wouldn’t mind more than one laugh along the way...take and read this book.

A Video Q&A with Ted Kluck

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