Kevin Hendricks :: 6.2


We kick off our new format with a friend of the podcast – Kevin Hendricks.

Kevin read 137 books last year – and then wrote a book about it. Listen to hear what inspires him.


Kevin Hendricks on the web
Kevin Hendricks on Twitter
Kevin Hendricks on Amazon
Kevin Hendricks on the sbpodcast


The Owl Named Orion by

kevin hendricks :: 3.16

Kevin Hendricks and family

this week we catch up with Kevin Hendricks and what’s been going on with him and his family since our first chat in 2008. he talks about being a stay at home dad, the adoption of his son Milo, bald birthday benefit, charity:water and his new book, Addition by Adoption.

we strongly encourage you to order his new book — not only is it a great read, but a portion of the proceeds go directly to building a new water well in Ethiopia.

The book will be available from on May 11 for $9.99.

Or you can pre-order now through April 20:

Pre-order now!

related ::
kevin hendricks blog
kevin on twitter
addition by adoption
least of these
kevin hendricks first chat on the podcast

music ::
bodies of water – doves circle the sky
jennifer knapp – on love

Addition by Adoption: Kids, Causes & 140 Characters

Addition by Adoption

Love, laughter and lunacy in 140 characters.

by Kevin D Hendricks

A work-at-home dad turns to Twitter to share updates about kids, causes and life.

It’s a curated selection of bizarre quotes, funny stories and temper tantrums. Woven between potty-training woes and breakfast time songs is a family growing through adoption and learning how to change the world, one status update at a time.

You’ll find humor, parental commiseration and life-changing wonder mixed into a quick and compelling read.

Available from on May 11 for $9.99.

Pre-Order April 13-20:

Addition by Adoption will be available for pre-order from April 13-20 only. Why pre-order? Glad you asked:

  • It’s cheaper. The pre-order price is $12.99 and shipping is included. Because the shipping is included it’s ultimately cheaper than the official version will be (the book will cost $13.98 with basic shipping from Amazon).
  • More money to charity. Twice as much money will go to charity: water. Score.
  • It’s autographed. Each pre-order copy will be signed by Lexi, my 4-year-old daughter and star of much of the book. Bonus.
  • Get it early. You’ll receive pre-order copies 2-3 weeks after ordering (depending on shipping and printing times), but likely before the official launch.

Pre-order now!

Mandatory FCC disclaimer: each of the sbpodcast hosts were given a digital pre-release copy of this book for review and the advertising of the book on this site has been donated.

one year recaps :: bonus episode

Adrien's first birthday candle

over the last few episodes, stewart, thomas and jonathan have shared some of their favorite moments from the something beautiful podcast.

we’ve complied them together into a bonus episode for your listening enjoyment.

thanks again for listening and we look forward to sharing another full year with you!

related ::
kevin hendricks on the sbpodcast
ron buford on the sbpodcast
andrew jones on the sbpodcast
trucker frank on the sbpodcast
tribes discussion on the sbpodcast
mark horvath on the sbpodcast
adele sakler on the sbpodcast
lindsay cofield on the sbpodcast
max fincher on the sbpodcast
micah davis on the sbpodcast

music ::
great lake swimmers – i am part of a large family
spiritualized – shine a light
castanets – sway
tripp fuller – in your people

photo from koalie

Kevin Hendricks’ Birthday Wish :: clean water

Kevin Hendricks is a man on a(nother) mission… after spending time in Ethiopia this March to pick up his newly adopted son Milo, he’s witnessed the water crises there first hand and he’s hoping to make a difference with his 30th birthday.

Kevin writes ::

In late March 2009 we traveled to Ethiopia to bring home our son Milo. While there, we witnessed the reality of unclean water:

  • Time and time again we saw the people of Ethiopia carrying these 5 gallon jerry cans, often walking hours to muddy water holes for their daily supply of tainted water.
  • Milo came home with giardia, a water-borne intestinal parasite common among people with no access to clean water.
  • I fell sick for a day, stricken down by water unintentionally consumed either in the shower or from rinsed dishes. Thankfully it was a mild case (yay for meds!).

We know firsthand what a lack of clean water can do.

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kevinhair2009If we can give clean water to 30 people in 30 days for my 30th birthday,
I’ll shave my head.

That’s $600
for charity: water
by June 13 and
I’ll shave my head.

Donate now

So here’s the deal: I’m turning 30 in 30 days and I need your help to celebrate. There are more than a billion people in this world who don’t have easy access to clean, safe drinking water. To celebrate my big 3-0, I want to give 30 people clean water.

It’s not much, a drop in the bucket so to speak. But to those 30 people it would mean life.

The nonprofit charity: water can give one person clean water for 20 years for about $20. So giving clean water to 30 people will cost $600. That’s a pretty big chunk of change, but with your help, I think we can do it.

So help me celebrate my 30th birthday by raising $600 in 30 days and giving clean water to 30 people.

Oh, and if we can do it, I’ll shave my head. Welcome to the Bald Birthday Benefit 2009.

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Just think, if each of our listeners gave $5, we would push Kevin over his mark and provide clean, fresh water for 30 people in Africa!

Donate now

Kevin D. Hendricks :: 1.8

this week we talk with kevin d. hendricks of church marketing sucks fame. kevin shares some of the ideas behind the website as well as some of his current experiences with adoption and living a simpler life.

music ::
hollyfelds – it’s a good thing
hearts of palm – no water here
derek webb – savior on capital hill
coldplay – death will never conquer

related ::
kevin’s blog
kevin’s twitter stream
kevin’s company :: monkey outta nowhere
start seeing art
church marketing sucks
thomas’ photos from italy

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