In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day Book
Score: 4.5
From 70 Ratings

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day


  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9781601429292

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In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day Excerpt :

Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase. You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day is inspired by one of the most obscure yet courageous acts recorded in Scripture, a blessed and audacious act that left no regrets: “Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it” (2 Samuel 23:20 -21). Unleash the lion chaser within! #InAPit “Mark has become one of the most important voices for a new generation. Anything he touches changes lives. Read this book and you’ll see what I mean.” — Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church, author of Chazown and Dare to Drop the Pose “As a leader and teacher, Mark Batterson brings imagination, energy, and insight. I appreciate his willingness to take bold risks and go to extraordinary lengths to reach our culture with a message that is truly relevant.” — Ed Young, senior pastor, Fellowship Church “Don’t settle for a normal life. Conquer your fears, accept His anointing, jump into that pit, chase the lion, and watch God’s Kingdom come in amazing ways.” — Christine Caine, founder of Propel Women, author of Unashamed

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day Book
Score: 4.5
From 73 Ratings

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day


  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2008-08-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781601422088

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In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day Excerpt :

Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase. You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day is inspired by one of the most obscure yet courageous acts recorded in Scripture, a blessed and audacious act that left no regrets: “Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it” (2 Samuel 23:20 -21). Unleash the lion chaser within! What if the life you really want, and the future God wants for you, is hiding right now in your biggest problem, your worst failure…your greatest fear? Story Behind the Book “Our best days often start out as our worst days. And our greatest opportunities are often disguised as our biggest problems. You can land in a pit with a lion on a snowy day, and it will seem like the end of the road. But God is in the recycling business. He recycles past experiences and uses them to prepare us for future opportunities. That is the story of my life. And that is the story of your life. Look in the rearview mirror long enough and you’ll see that God has purposely positioned you everywhere you’ve been—even when it seemed you’d taken a wrong turn.” —Mark Batterson

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day Book
Score: 4.5
From 70 Ratings

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day


  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah Books
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590527153

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In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day Excerpt :

Make sense of the "random" pieces of your life. Get a God's-eye perspective on your problems and unexplained experiences. Discover that you've been in the right place at the right time, every time.

Chase the Lion Book

Chase the Lion


  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781601428875

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Chase the Lion Excerpt :

Quit playing it safe and start running toward the roar! Now available for the first time in a convenient paperback edition and featuring a brand new group discussion guide. When the image of a man-eating beast travels through the optic nerve and into the visual cortex, the brain sends the body a simple but urgent message: run away! That’s what normal people do, but not lion chasers. Rather than seeing a five-hundred-pound problem, they see an opportunity for God to show up and show His power. Chase the Lion is more than a catch phrase; it’s a radically different approach to life. It’s only when we stop fearing failure that we can fully seize opportunity by the mane. With grit and gusto, New York Times best-selling author Mark Batterson delivers a bold message to everyone with a big dream. This is a wake-up call to stop living as if the purpose of life was to simply arrive safely at death. Our dreams should scare us. They should be so big that without God they would be impossible to achieve. Quit running away from what you’re afraid of. Chase the lion! Change the world! What is your five-hundred-pound dream? In this highly anticipated sequel to his best-selling In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Mark Batterson invites lion chasers everywhere to chase dreams so impossible that victory demands we face our fears, defy the odds, and hold tight to God. These are the kind of dreams that will make you a bigger person and the world a better place. Based upon 2 Samuel 23, Chase the Lion tells the true story of an ancient warrior named Benaiah who chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day—and then killed it. For most people, that situation wouldn’t just be a problem…it would be the last problem they ever faced. For Benaiah, it was an opportunity to step into his destiny. After defeating the lion, he landed his dream job as King David’s bodyguard and eventually became commander-in-chief of Israel’s army under King Solomon. Written in a way that both challenges

Draw the Circle Book
Score: 4.5
From 21 Ratings

Draw the Circle


  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2012-12-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310327509

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Draw the Circle Excerpt :

Your 40-day guide to experiencing more passionate, persistent, intimate communication with God. Do you pray as often and as bravely as you want to? Are you looking to strengthen your relationship with God and experience a deeper, more intentional prayer life? Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, is here to teach you all about a new, life-changing way to pray. After the release of The Circle Maker, thousands of readers quickly became many tens of thousands, and soon enough, true stories of miraculous and inspiring answers to prayer began to pour in. Draw the Circle shares these inspiring testimonies and combines them with timely scriptures and daily prayer prompts designed to stir you to pray like never before. Through these moving stories and encouraging devotionals, you'll learn all about: The life-changing power of intentional prayer Why prayer is such a crucial aspect of your relationship with God How to start applying the principles of The Circle Maker in your everyday life How to stay humble, patient, and focused as you start your 40-day journey Building prayer habits that will support your faith for a lifetime There's a way for all of us to experience a deeper, more passionate, persistent, and intimate prayer life. Batterson invites you to begin a lifetime of watching God work, believe in the God who can do all things, and experience the power of bold prayer and even bolder faith. Let Draw the Circle be the first forty days on your way to a lifetime of watching God work and believing in the God who can do all things.

Wild Goose Chase Book
Score: 3
From 9 Ratings

Wild Goose Chase


  • Author : Terri Thayer
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2010-09-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738717876

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Wild Goose Chase Excerpt :

A computer techie by trade, Dewey Pellicano would rather swallow needles than be pinned down to a life of quilting. But when her mother passes away, Dewey must exchange code for calico as the new proprietress of Quilter Paradiso. Between learning the business and dealing with a conniving employee who is also her sister-in-law, Dewey is ready to snap. During a national quilt show, quilting celebrity Claire Armstrong offers to buy the shop. But before Dewey can accept, she finds the famous quilter lying dead on the floor—a bloody rotary cutter at her side. When hunky homicide detective Buster Healy enters the scene, romance flourishes...until another murder takes place. Can Dewey thread together the pieces to this murderous pattern before the killer strikes again? Wild Goose Chase is the first book in the Quilting Mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Dewey Pellicano.

Dare to Drop the Pose Book
Score: 3
From 10 Ratings

Dare to Drop the Pose


  • Author : Craig Groeschel
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2011-12-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307815002

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Dare to Drop the Pose Excerpt :

Is the REAL you getting lost because the FAKE you is just so annoyingly impressive? “Stepping onto the platform to preach that morning, I admitted to myself that I was not a pastor first, but a regular, scared, insecure, everyday guy whose life had been changed by Jesus. And if Jesus really loved me as I was (I knew He did), then why should I go on trying to be someone I wasn’t?” Why DO we fake it so much? Why do we spend so much time trying to please everyone else and make so little effort trying to please God? When Craig Groeschel asked himself those questions, he couldn’t come up with a good answer. So one day he decided to drop the act and start getting real. With that one choice, his life began to change in a big way. And yours can, too. Craig’s passionate, funny, warts-and-all confessions and the lessons he learned will help you find you own path to authentic living and a deeper relationship with God. Includes study guide for personal or group use.

Praying Circles around Your Children Book
Score: 4.5
From 32 Ratings

Praying Circles around Your Children


  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2012-07-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310320517

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Praying Circles around Your Children Excerpt :

Mark Batterson shares a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize your prayer life by giving you a new vocabulary and a new methodology. You’ll see how prayer is your secret weapon. Through stories of parents just like you, Batterson shares five prayer circles that will not only help you pray for your kids, but also pray through your kids. Batterson teaches about how to create prayer lists unique to your family, claim God-inspired promises for your children, turn your family circle into a prayer circle, and discover your child’s life themes. And he not only tells you how, he illustrates why. As Batterson says, “I realize that not everyone inherited a prayer legacy like I did, but you can leave a legacy for generations to come. Your prayers have the power to shape the destiny of your children and your children’s children. It’s time to start circling.”

Soulprint Book
Score: 4
From 53 Ratings

Soulprint


  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2011-01-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781601423344

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Soulprint Excerpt :

There never has been and never will be anyone like you. But that isn’t a testament to you. It’s a testament to the God who created you. The problem? Few people discover the God-given identity that makes them unlike anyone else. Mark Batterson calls this divine distinction our soulprint. God would like to introduce you to yourself. In Soulprint, Mark pours the contagious energy he’s known for into helping you experience the joy of discovering who you are...and the freedom of discovering who you’re not. The wonderful fact is that your uniqueness is God’s gift to you, and it’s also your gift to God. A self-discovery book that puts God at the center rather than self, Soulprint encourages you to recognize and explore the five defining moments in your life that will determine your destiny. Along the way, you’ll find that you’re not just turning the pages of a book. You’re turning the pages of your remarkable, God-shaped, world-changing life.

Chase the Lion Bible Study Book Book

Chase the Lion Bible Study Book


  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Lifeway Church Resources
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 1430053542

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Chase the Lion Bible Study Book Excerpt :

Chase the Lion: Stepping Confidently Into the Unknown is a 6-session young adult Bible study inspired by a fearless warrior named Benaiah (2 Sam. 23:20) who changed the course of his future by winning a battle with a real lion. This study examines biblical and modern-day examples of people who were willing to take risks, seize opportunities, and face fears when it comes to chasing after God-given opportunities.

Whisper Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Whisper


  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735291096

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Whisper Excerpt :

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER • The question isn't whether God speaks. The question is what does He have to say to you? The New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker teaches readers how to listen to God. WINNER OF THE ECPA CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD FOR CHRISTIAN LIVING The voice that spoke the cosmos into existence is the same voice that parted the Red Sea, and made the sun stand still in the midday sky. One day, this voice will make all things new, but it’s also speaking to you now! That voice is God’s voice, and what we’ve learned from Scripture is that He often speaks in a whisper. Not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close. Many people have a tough time believing God still speaks. Sure, in ancient times and in mysterious ways, God spoke to His people, but is He still speaking now? Mark Batterson certainly believes so. And he wants to introduce you to the seven love languages of God; each of them unique and entirely divine. Some of them you might suspect but others will surprise you. By learning to tune in to and decipher each language, you’ll be able to hear His guidance in simple as well as life-altering choices. God is actively speaking through: Scripture, Desires, Doors, Dreams, People, Promptings, and Pain. Batterson gives you the tools you need to unlock each of these languages. God’s whisper can answer your most burning questions, calm your deepest fears, and fulfill your loftiest dreams. Discover how simple it is to hear God’s voice in every aspect of your life! He’s speaking, make sure you know how to listen!

The Grave Robber Book

The Grave Robber


  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441222367

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The Grave Robber Excerpt :

Do we believe that God still does miracles? Considering how difficult it is for many of us adults to trust in the miraculous power of God, how much more difficult can it be for a young person in the midst of struggles about identity and purpose in life? With the help of his son Parker, bestselling author Mark Batterson now brings the exciting message of a God who longs to do miracles in our lives to a teen audience. Together they show young readers that God is intimately involved in their lives and wants them to experience the miraculous. With poignant examples from the lives of real teens, The Grave Robber, Student Edition brings to life not only the seven miracles from John's Gospel but the countless miracles we witness every day--if only we have eyes to see.

The Circle Maker Book
Score: 4
From 60 Ratings

The Circle Maker


  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310346920

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The Circle Maker Excerpt :

With over one million copies sold, New York Times bestseller The Circle Maker is a must-read for revolutionizing your prayer life. Get ready to experience new breakthroughs, knowing that bold prayers honor God and God honors bold prayers. Do you ever sense that there's far more to prayer than what you're experiencing? Are you praying over your impossible dreams and greatest fears? Do you feel like something is holding you back in your prayer life? It's time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker. When his land was drought-stricken in ancient times, Honi ha-M'agel drew a circle in the sand, stepped inside it, and wouldn't budge until God answered his petition for rain. Honi's story transformed author Mark Batterson's own experience with prayer and inspired him to document his journey to praying more powerful prayers in The Circle Maker. Sharing inspiring stories from modern-day circle makers as well as his own experiences, Mark imparts the timeless wisdom and encouragement you need to: Discern God's will for your life Uncover your heart's hidden desires Pursue God-sized dreams Connect with God in fresh ways Deepen your faith and your relationship with prayer Draw prayer circles around your family, your community, your challenges, and your dreams This updated and expanded edition of The Circle Maker also includes new insights about the ways that God answers prayer along with stories that add convincing proof to the reality that God is able to do exceedingly far greater than all we could ask or imagine. Learn for yourself that drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn't just a way that we accomplish great things for God--it's a way that God accomplishes great things in us.

Double Blessing Book

Double Blessing


  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735291133

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Double Blessing Excerpt :

God doesn't bless us to raise our standard of living. God blesses us to raise our standard of giving, and that's where true joy is found. The New York Times bestselling author of Chase the Lion challenges us not to settle for half of what God offers when it comes to blessings—we are BLESSED to BLESS. His discovery started with a simple experiment. Whenever Batterson received a blessing, he would give a similar blessing away. If someone paid him a compliment or gave him a gift or went out of their way to help him, he would return the favor by doing something similar for someone else. We flip the blessing by blessing others in the way God has blessed us. That’s how the blessing becomes a double blessing. It turns giving into a game—one we can’t win because God will always outgive us! It’s an ancient truth found within the Abrahamic covenant: “I will bless you . . . and you will be a blessing.” In other words, we are blessed to bless. The first blessing is receiving, but it doesn’t end there. The second blessing is giving it away! That’s the double blessing. And that’s where double joy is found. In a day and age where the idea of blessing has been reduced to a hashtag (#blessed), Batterson challenges readers to pursue true, God-glorifying blessing and experience an exponential impact by participating in the double blessing. Don’t settle for half of what God offers. Discover how you can both get it and give it . . . in Double Blessing. This edition includes discussion questions!

Win the Day Journal Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Win the Day Journal


  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593192863

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Win the Day Journal Excerpt :

Unlock the power of twenty-four hours and tackle your God-sized goals with this step-by-step journal that guides readers through the seven life-changing habits at the core of Win the Day, from New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson. Despite the prevalence of digital calendars, scheduling apps, and time-saving technology, a twenty-four-hour day can still often feel too short and chaotic to establish consistent daily habits or to tackle the goals that matter most. But good habits require practice, and the challenge can often be not knowing where to start. In Win the Day Journal, Batterson presents a much-needed jumpstart for going after the goals that have always felt impossible. With guided prompts and helpful exercises, he shares his seven key habits to winning each and every day. As you write and reflect your way through the pages, you will learn practical tips for reframing your past, harnessing your present, and facing your future with confidence. While “the win” may be defined differently for everyone, the secret to success rests in the answer to this simple question: Can you do it for a day?