In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781601429292
Release: 2016
Editor: Multnomah Books

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In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781601422088
Release: 2008-08-19
Editor: Multnomah

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781590527153
Release: 2006
Editor: Multnomah Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Chase the Lion
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781601428875
Release: 2019-04-23
Editor: Multnomah Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Batterson examines biblical and modern-day examples of people who were willing to put everything on the line, take risks, seize opportunities, face fears, embrace uncertainty, and look foolish when it comes to chasing after God-given opportunities.

Chase the Lion Bible Study Book

Chase the Lion Bible Study Book
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1430053542
Release: 2016
Editor: Lifeway Church Resources

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Win the Day

Win the Day
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780593192771
Release: 2020-12-29
Editor: Multnomah

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The New York Times bestselling author of Chase the Lion reveals seven powerful habits that can help you tackle God-sized goals by turning yesterday’s regrets and tomorrow’s anxieties into fuel for a better today. “This book will change the trajectory of your life.”—John Maxwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and leadership expert Too many people delay, downsize, or shrug off their dreams just because they don’t know where to start, but playing it safe doesn’t account for the massive cost of a life not fully lived. Win the Day is the jump-start you need to go after your goals, one day at a time. You’ll discover how to: 1. Flip the Script: If you want to change your life, start by changing your story. 2. Kiss the Wave: The obstacle is not the enemy; the obstacle is the way. 3. Eat the Frog: If you want God to do the super, you’ve got to do the natural. 4. Fly the Kite: How you do anything is how you’ll do everything. 5. Cut the Rope: Playing it safe is risky. 6. Wind the Clock: Time is measured in minutes; life is measured in moments. 7. Seed the Clouds: Sow today what you want to see tomorrow. As Batterson unpacks each of these daily habits, you’ll see how simple it is to pursue them with focus and dedication—not someday down the road, but now. Transform your perspective of a single day and you’ll discover the potential waiting to be grasped at the beginning of each new sunrise.

Praying Circles Around Your Future

Praying Circles Around Your Future
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780310766018
Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What impossibly big dream has God given you? From Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, comes Praying Circles Around Your Future, a beautiful and inspiring book that encourages you to dream big, pray hard,anduncover your heart's deepest desires. With quotes from The Circle Maker Student Edition alongside gorgeous, full-color photographs, you’ll find ways to embrace your God-given dreams and learn to come boldly before God in prayer. Calling on the legend of Honi the Circle Maker—a first century BC Israeli man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from it until God answered his prayer—Mark Batterson challenges you to make a prayer circle around your seemingly impossible dreams. God delights in hearing your biggest, boldest prayers, and you’ll feel inspired to see how God will show up in your life.

Draw the Circle

Draw the Circle
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780310327509
Release: 2012-12-18
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Do you pray as often and as boldly as you want to? There is a way to experience a deeper, more passionate, persistent, and intimate prayer life. Drawing from forty days of true stories, Mark Batterson applies the principles of his New York Times bestselling book The Circle Maker to teach us a new way to pray. As thousands of readers quickly became many tens of thousands, true stories of miraculous and inspiring answers to prayer began to pour in, and as those stories were shared, others were bolstered in their faith to pray with even more boldness. In Draw the Circle, through forty true, faith-building stories of God’s answers to prayer, daily scriptures and prayer prompts, Batterson inspires you to pray and keep praying like never before. Begin a lifetime of watching God work. Believe in the God who can do all things. Experience the power of bold prayer and even bolder faith in Draw the Circle.

The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day
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Author: Ezra Jack Keats
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9780698139138
Release: 1976-10-28
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal! No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. "Keats's sparse collage illustrations capture the wonder and beauty a snowy day can bring to a small child."—Barnes & Noble "Ezra Jack Keats's classic The Snowy Day, winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, pays homage to the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow."—Publisher's Weekly "The book is notable not only for its lovely artwork and tone, but also for its importance as a trailblazer. According to Horn Book magazine, The Snowy Day was "the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero"—yet another reason to add this classic to your shelves. It's as unique and special as a snowflake."—Amazon.com

The Circle Maker

The Circle Maker
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780310346920
Release: 2016-12-06
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

According to Pastor Mark Batterson in this expanded edition of The Circle Maker, "Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn't just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. It's a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us." Do you ever sense that there's far more to prayer than what you're experiencing? It's time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker--a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his impossible prayer for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart's deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer. This expanded edition of The Circle Maker also includes Batterson's newest insights on how 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.

Double Blessing

Double Blessing
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780735291133
Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Multnomah

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Batterson invites readers to pursue, recognize, and flip every blessing from God. He provides the tools necessary to inventory one's blessings and participate in double blessing-- that moment when a blessing in your life is leveraged to doubly bless another.

Wild Goose Chase

Wild Goose Chase
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Author: Terri Thayer
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780738717876
Release: 2010-09-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

God Speaks in Whispers

God Speaks in Whispers
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Author: Mark Batterson,Summer Batterson Dailey
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780525653851
Release: 2020
Editor: Multnomah

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Children often begin their faith journey with basic but big questions like How does God speak to me? This charming picture book from the best-selling author of Whisper and his daughter provides a fun and clever answer God Speaks in Whispers helps even the youngest readers look for God's voice in the universe: in creation, as he speaks through his followers, and in the Bible as he speaks through his Word. With a charming rhyme pattern and vivid pictures, Mark and Summer Batterson invite little ones to imagine how God might be showing them love every day, by leaning in close to hear God's whisper.

Whisper

Whisper
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780735291089
Release: 2017
Editor: Multnomah

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The bestselling author of Circle Maker, which helped over 2 million people learn to talk to God, now helps readers learn how to listen to God's voice in every aspect of their lives.

The Grave Robber

The Grave Robber
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0801015995
Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Mark Batterson teams up with his teenage son, Parker, to tell true stories of the miraculous and how students can experience God's power today.

All In

All In
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780310333067
Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Gospel costs nothing. You can’t earn it or buy it. It can only be received as a free gift compliments of God’s grace. It doesn’t cost anything, but it demands everything. It demands that we go “all in,” a term that simply means placing all that you have into God’s hands. Pushing it all in. And that’s where we get stuck—spiritual no man's land. We’re afraid that if we go all in that we might miss out on what this life has to offer. It’s not true. The only thing you’ll miss out on is everything God has to offer. And the good news is this: if you don't hold out on God, God won't hold out on you. Readers will find Batterson’s writing filled with his customary vivid, contemporary illustrations as well as biblical characters like Shamgar and Elisha and Jonathan and . . . Judas. No one has ever sacrificed anything for God. If you always get back more than you gave up, have you sacrificed anything at all? The eternal reward always outweighs the temporal sacrifice. At the end of the day, our greatest regret will be whatever we didn’t give back to God. What we didn’t push back across the table to Him. Eternity will reveal that holding out is losing out. The message of All In is simple: if Jesus is not Lord of all then Jesus is not Lord at all. It’s all or nothing. It’s now or never. Kneeling at the foot of cross of Christ and surrendering to His Lordship is a radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King. It’s also an act of disowning yourself. Nothing belongs to you. Not even you. Batterson writes, for many years, I thought I was following Jesus. I wasn’t. I had invited Jesus to follow me. I call it inverted Christianity. And it’s a subtle form of selfishness that masquerades as spirituality. That’s when I sold out and bought in. When did we start believing that the gospel is an insurance plan? It’s a daring plan. Jesus did not die just to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous.”

Dare to Drop the Pose

Dare to Drop the Pose
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Author: Craig Groeschel
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307815002
Release: 2011-12-14
Editor: Multnomah

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Soulprint

Soulprint
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781601423344
Release: 2011-01-18
Editor: Multnomah

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Play the Man

Play the Man
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781493409228
Release: 2017-05-02
Editor: Baker Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men. It's into this "no man's land" that New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson declares his mantra for manhood: play the man. In this inspiring call to something greater, he helps men understand what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. Mark shares inspiring stories of manhood, including the true story of the hero and martyr Polycarp, who first heard the voice from heaven say, "Play the man." Mark couples those stories with practical ideas about how to disciple the next generation of men. This is more than a book; it's a movement of men who will settle for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the man and the father God has destined them to be. Play the man. Make the man.

Wild Goose Chase

Wild Goose Chase
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Author: Mark Batterson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780307457486
Release: 2009-03-31
Editor: Multnomah

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Most of us have no idea where we’re going most of the time. Perfect. “Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit–An Geadh-Glas, or ‘the Wild Goose.’ The name hints at mystery. Much like a wild goose, the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed. An element of danger, an air of unpredictability surround Him. And while the name may sound a little sacrilegious, I cannot think of a better description of what it’s like to follow the Spirit through life. I think the Celtic Christians were on to something…. Most of us will have no idea where we are going most of the time. And I know that is unsettling. But circumstantial uncertainty also goes by another name: Adventure.” --from the introduction