March BOTM: ‘Your Future Self Will Thank You’ by Drew Dyck

We are right in the middle of Lent, so going through a book about self-control seems fitting. That’s why this month, Your Future Self Will Thank You by Drew Dyck (Moody Publishers), will be featured as the In No Hurry Podcast Book of the Month.

This is a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while and I’m excited to dive into this with my listeners.

Why can’t we control our anger? Or stop overeating? Or wasting time online?

Why can’t we seem to finish our projects? Or make progress in my spiritual life?

Why do we fall for the same stupid temptations over and over again?

We lack self-control.

Speaking personally, self-control is something I like to think I have, but in reality I let myself slide and often make concessions to give myself leeway.

With practicality and humor, Your Future Self Will Thank You explores Scripture’s teachings on how to live a disciplined life while offering practical strategies for growth based on the science of self-control.


Drew Dyck is the author of Generation Ex-Christian: Why young adults are leaving the faith…and how to bring them back (2010), Yawning at Tigers: You Can’t Tame God, So Stop Trying (2014). and Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science (2019). 

He has a M.A. in Theology, is an acquisitions editor at Moody Publishers, and a contributing editor at His work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA TodayThe Huffington Post, and Drew grew up in Canada and now lives in the Portland area with his wife, Grace, and their children, Athanasius and Mary. They attend The Well Community Church in Portland.

Connect with Drew at or follow him on Twitter @drewdyck.


Each week I’ll be sharing on social media what I’m reading that week and I’ll also be posting some excerpts and quotes from the book on social media.

Toward the end of the month, I’ll talk with the author on Instagram Live and that conversation will also be published as a bonus episode on my podcast.

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Happy reading!