a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family

Now Available

A sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Click here to learn more.

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7th Annual Radiothon Raises $1.28 Million

Your geneoristy made it our “lucky 7” broadcast by breaking records, and giving shined as SAY Detroit and local area charities put funds to good use

We're Back!

Anchored by Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica, and Bob Ryan – three of The Sports Reporters longest-standing members – the magic of the show is now in podcast form, brought to you every Monday and Friday

Tuesdays is 20!

Get the 20th Anniversary Edition, with a new afterword!


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Now in Paperback

All humans are musical. Why else would the Lord give you a beating heart?


Have you read them all?


Bringing the music of Frankie Presto to life!

Featuring original songs including “Forever Wrong” by Sawyer Fredericks and others by Ingrid MichaelsonMat Kearney, and Phredley Brown.


The premier training center for young people to improve their community, starting with themselves. The center offers a unique approach to Motivational learning.

A Primo Dessert Experience

Now open in Campus Martius in downtown Detroit

100% of the profits benefit SAY Detroit

Who is Frankie Presto?

A virtuoso?
An overnight pop star?
An orphan?

A mystery…

One-night only foodie experience at Detroit’s top restaurants raising funds for SAY Detroit!

June 19, 2019


America has a new tune: Losing our religion

God is tied. A recent survey showed there are now as many Americans who claim “no religion” — 23 percent — as there are who identify as Catholic or evangelical, the two largest affiliations. This trend has been rising steadily, reportedly growing nearly 270 percent in...

‘Next Person’ a Wilbur Award Winner

Presented annually since 1949, The Wilbur Awards are given to secular media – print and online journalism, book publishing, broadcasting, and motion pictures – who have thoughtfully brought religious issues and spiritual themes into the public discourse. This year,...

Tom Izzo, Michigan State need to change the script

They came for a trophy. They went home with a story. It’s a good story, sure, with choked-back tears and credit-where-credit-is-due hosannas. But a story is words and a trophy is solid. And at some point, the Spartans’ Tom Izzo needs to again lift something solid over...

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Learn more about S.A.Y. Detroit’s many initiatives at Meet the special children of Have Faith Haiti at

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