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Phil Callaway, who has achieved notoriety for his humorous writing and speaking, was born July 26, 1961 in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada. He has written more than 2 dozen books of family humor, children's literature, and novels, as well as hundreds of magazine articles. He maintains a rigorous speaking schedule, traveling primarily in North America speaking approximately 100 times a year to corporations, churches and conferences and is a frequent guest on national radio and television program.

He has edited the Prairie Bible Institute's magazine Servant since it began in 1989. He writes in English, and there are Spanish, Polish, Dutch, Indonesian, Portuguese and Korean translations of some of his books.

He grew up in Three Hills, where his parents worked on staff at the Prairie Bible College. He attended Prairie High School and Prairie Bible College as a student. He married his high school sweetheart in 1982. They have three children; stories from all of their lives appear in his writing.

His first two books, Honey, I Dunked the Kids (1993) and Daddy, I Blew up the Shed (1994) were based on material originally published in his column "Family Matters" in Servant Magazine. His column "Family Matters" now runs in two dozen magazines, and is translated into numerous languages including Chinese, French, German, and Norwegian. His work is primarily Christian, and at least one review has said that he bases his humor on a religious message "that in the long run overshadows and lessens the comic message." But Callaway insists that the label of "comic" was never his, that he uses humor not just to entertain, but to inspire. "I love to make people laugh. I've seen them fall off chairs when I speak. But I also like to tell them why I'm not in a home weaving baskets somewhere and it's because of faith and hope." Phil Callaway, The Unofficial Site

Callaway writes and speaks openly about life's challenges. His book Laughing Matters [1] is the story of how he battled bitterness in the wake of his wife's Epilepsy,[2], and how he found joy. He also writes about the hereditary disease Huntington's,[3] which three of his wife's siblings have. Writing about his father's death from Alzheimer's and his mother's Dementia has made him a popular speaker for caregivers groups. He told The Calgary Herald how his speaking career began. "People would call and ask me to speak. I would say, 'I can't speak but I can make you laugh. And they'd say, 'Come make us laugh.' And that's where it started." Calgary Herald | Special Sections | Alberta Geographical Series 1 | Craig Learmont & Phil Callaway: Three Hills, Two guys and a Bible Institute Page 1

Country superstar Paul Brandt interviewed Callaway on his website, asking "Do you care to share your religious beliefs? What's your life philosophy and Phil responded, "I've traveled the world, I've searched the literature. Nothing has answered my questions like the life and words of Jesus. I'm not into religion, I'm into a relationship with him. Several years ago I was in a Seattle airport washroom during an earthquake (what a place to die!). I'd been on a trip to check out a job offering three times my current salary. I'd been dreaming about a step up the ladder, about all the stuff I could buy, all the prestige I could have. But the earthquake shook me hard. (As the place shook, the guy in the stall next to me yelled, 'Did I do that?') Back on the plane, I wrote down my definition of success on an airline napkin: 'I will consider myself a success when I'm walking close to Jesus every day, when I'm building a strong marriage and performing meaningful work. I'll consider myself a success when I'm making others homesick for heaven.' That's my life mission and I can't believe how much fun I'm having following it."

Most recently, Callaway has produced a children's book Be Kind, Be Friendly, Be Thankful [4] to help children deal with saying goodbye to a parent. The book's main characters have been made into plush toy animals. [5]

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Total Books: 33
When You Need a Good Laugh Finding Contagious Joy
2013 - When You Need a Good Laugh Finding Contagious Joy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780736947367
ISBN-10: 0736947361
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Mal ganz ehrlich
2011 - Mal Ganz Ehrlich (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783775153249
ISBN-10: 3775153241
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To Be Perfectly Honest One Man's Year of Almost Living Truthfully Could Change Your Life No Lie
Making Life Rich Without Any Money Gift Edition Stories of Finding Joy in What Really Matters
Making Life Rich Without Any Money Stories of Finding Joy in What Really Matters
Nobody Puts Swayze in the Corner the Tao of Swayze
2008 - Nobody Puts Swayze in the Corner the Tao of Swayze (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780982019818
ISBN-10: 0982019815
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Family Squeeze Tales of Hope and Hilarity for a Sandwiched Generation
It's Always Darkest Before the Fridge Door Opens Finding Joy in the Cold Places of Life
Golfing with the Master
2006 - Golfing with the Master (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780736917209
ISBN-10: 0736917209
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Parenting Don't Try This at Home What I Learned While My Kids Were Raising Me
Laughing Matters  Learning to Laugh When Life Stinks
2005 - Laughing Matters Learning to Laugh When Life Stinks (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781590525388
ISBN-10: 1590525388
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Wonders Never Cease
2005 - Wonders Never Cease (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780736907774
ISBN-10: 0736907777
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Edge Of The World
2005 - The Edge of the World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780736916622
ISBN-10: 0736916628
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Growing Up on the Edge of the World
2004 - Growing Up on the Edge of the World (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780736907309
ISBN-10: 0736907300
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 3

Jake and the Scrambled Snake
2002 - Jake and the Scrambled Snake [Jake] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781553050292
ISBN-10: 1553050290
Genre: Children's Books
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With God on the Golf Course
2002 - With God on the Golf Course [Outdoor Insights Pocket Devotionals] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780736909143
ISBN-10: 0736909141
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Making Life Rich Without Any Money Finding Joy in What Really Matters
2002 - Making Life Rich Without Any Money Finding Joy in What Really Matters (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780736909242
ISBN-10: 0736909249
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Who Put My Life on Fast Forward
2002 - Who Put My Life on Fast Forward (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780736907767
ISBN-10: 0736907769
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I Used to Have Answers Now I Have Kids
2000 - I Used to Have Answers Now I Have Kids (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780736902298
ISBN-10: 0736902295
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Who Put the Skunk in the Trunk  Learning to Laugh When Life Stinks
Making Life Rich Without Any Money
1999 - Making Life Rich Without Any Money (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780551032163
ISBN-10: 0551032162
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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