Foreword by Jamie Tworkowski, Founder of To Write Love On Her Arms

About the Book

Despite high-minded ideals, temptation always seems to loom around the corner, threatening to derail us into a desperate world of secret behavior and covered-up indiscretions.
Open by Craig Gross

From families to marriages to businesses, on a scale as global as the credit default swap meltdown or as personal as our last session on the Internet, we are suckers for bad ideas. Why do we so often make poor decisions that can lead to life-shattering results? Why do we promise ourselves to do better only to slide back into our old habits?

Why can’t we help ourselves?

The time has come for each of us to become accountable. To experience the freedom, peace of mind, and overwhelming self-confidence that come from living a life free of secrets and lies.

In every area of our lives, it’s time to go beyond self-help . . . it’s time to get accountable.

Kind Words

  • OPEN by Craig Gross gives us a simple yet fresh look at what it really takes to overcome the many things that can consume us and can keep us from experiencing sustainable freedom through Christ and community. This book is a true road map to living a life lived openly, honestly and with genuine courage.

    ~ Judah Smith, Pastor, City Church, New York Times Bestseller Author, Jesus Is ~

  • Open is one of the most relative and practical books on accountability I've ever read. Craig takes many routes, through stories from pop culture and his personal journey to help lead you to a life thats Open.

    ~ Josh McCown, NFL Journeyman ~

  • In a time when many of us communicate through quick, abbreviated texts and social media lends itself to the proclamation of "truth" through a series of monologues, Craig Gross reminds us that life is about authentic relationships; relationships that seek truth through - TRUE ACCOUNTABILITY!!

    ~ PR Ministries - Road Pastor - Michael Guido ~

  • Craig Gross occupies a very, very important space in the Christian community and the culture at large. He calls men and women to not just fight addictive problems but gives them the tools, encouragement and community they need to actually get free and live free. But living free requires being "Open" with your life, and Craig's incredible book is both a clarion call to always live in the light and simple instruction guide for how to ensure you stay there.

    ~ Shaunti Feldhahn, social researcher and best-selling author, For Women Only and For Men Only ~

  • This book will challenge you - and with good reason, because isn't that inherent to accountability? In a culture and evangelicalism that grows increasingly autonomous, it is essential that we pursue one another with intentionality. From a man that has been blessed by the ministry of XXXChurch and the Gross family, I am thankful for Craig - his heart for and devotion to life lived together. I pray that this book will serve as a practical guide for openness and intimacy that reflects the communal nature of our Creator.

    ~ Levi Macallister, Levi The Poet, Spoken Word & Performance Artist, Writer, Speaker, Storyteller ~

  • I don't say this often, but this book is a must read. Every time I speak somewhere or get emails with people asking me how to find healing in particular areas, my response is always "Community." Craig does a beautiful job in articulating how the path to true joy is found in being real, honest, & accountable.

    ~ Jefferson Bethke ~

  • I like Craig Gross because he keeps it real; no fake shallow stuff with him. He has a deep passion to see people experience freedom. In Open, he will help you find the freedom you’ve been searching for.

    ~ Derwin L. Gray, Lead Pastor of Transformation Church, Author of Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future (Thomas Nelson, Sept. 2013) ~

  • Craig has been a friend and ministry partner for years. He has always been as helpful and hopeful as he is honest. This book comes to you in that spirit.

    ~ Ryan Meeks, Founding Pastor EastLake Church – WA ~

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About Craig Gross

Craig Gross

Craig Gross is an author, speaker, pastor, and revolutionary. He shot to prominence in 2002 when he founded the website Craig is the author of nine books.

He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife, Jeanette, and their two children, Nolan and Elise.



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