In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson

In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah Books
  • Release Date : 2016-08
  • Categories : Bible
  • ISBN : 9781601429292
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In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson

In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2008-08-19
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781601422088
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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

Chase the Lion by Mark Batterson

Chase The Lion
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781601428875
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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 by Mark Batterson

Chase The Lion Bible Study Book
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Lifeway Church Resources
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1430053542
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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.

Wild Goose Chase by Terri Thayer

Wild Goose Chase
  • Author : Terri Thayer
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2010-09-08
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780738717876
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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 by Craig Groeschel

Dare To Drop The Pose
  • Author : Craig Groeschel
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2011-12-14
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780307815002
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Play the Man by Mark Batterson

Play The Man
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781493409228
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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.

Benaiah by P. H. Thompson

Benaiah
  • Author : P. H. Thompson
  • Publisher : Word Alive Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-31
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781486618088
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What happens when the king’s most obedient soldier is issued a wicked command? Benaiah is valiant against men and beasts. He is known for three heroic deeds that lead to his appointment in the elite force of David’s Mighty Men: aggressively going down into a pit on a snowy day to kill a lion; fighting two Moabite ariels; and challenging a giant Egyptian the size of David’s Goliath, armed with only a staff, and killing him with the man’s own spear. When David is crowned king, Benaiah is made his chief bodyguard and eventually head of the whole army of Israel under King Solomon. Reeling from the tragic cost of disobedience when he was young, Benaiah directs his life toward one chief aim: to be found a faithful, loyal, valiant and obedient soldier, servant of the King and follower of Yahweh. But when “just following orders” leads to his part in adultery, murder and death, he questions his life’s direction. If both obedience and disobedience cause death, how can he ever find redemption?

Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson

Draw The Circle
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2012-12-18
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310327509
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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.

What the Heck Am I Going to Do with My Life by Margaret Feinberg

What The Heck Am I Going To Do With My Life
  • Author : Margaret Feinberg
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2006-01-23
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781414305578
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One of the top struggles listed by twentysomethings is the fight to find a purpose and a calling. They find themselves studying a major or working in a job they do not really enjoy, and soon self-doubt surrounds, bombarding them with questions such as, What am I doing? Shouldn't I have this figured out by now?and Am I the only one who doesn't get it?Written by acclaimed Twentysomethingauthor Margaret Feinberg, this book takes readers on a soul-searching journey that gets to the heart of their passions, talents, abilities, and life goals.

Soulprint by Mark Batterson

Soulprint
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781601420398
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The author of "In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day" delivers a fresh and eye-opening journey of self-discovery, drawing on theology, psychology, and neurology to encourage readers in their 20s and 30s to discover and cherish their unique personal identity.

All In by Mark Batterson

All In
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2013-09-24
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310333067
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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

Whisper by Mark Batterson

Whisper
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780735291102
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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. 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!

Win the Day by Mark Batterson

Win The Day
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2020-12-29
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780593192771
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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. 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.

The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

The Circle Maker
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310346920
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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.

Chazown by Craig Groeschel

Chazown
  • Author : Craig Groeschel
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Categories : Psychology
  • ISBN : 1590525477
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Chazown (pronounced khaw-ZONE) from the Hebrew, meaning a dream, revelation, or vision. You were born with your own Chazown. Do you know what it is? You're invited on a most unusual odyssey--to find, name, and live out your personal Chazown. It's a journey you'll never forget because it's impossible to return unchanged. Practical, fresh, and biblically sound, Chazown is a one-of-a-kind life planning experience. Perhaps for the first time, you'll clearly understand what you've always suspected: I have been created and put on earth for a unique and important purpose. And God intends for me to know it and live it with passion and fulfillment for His glory. Craig Groeschel will help you get under the surface of your life to discover your life purpose in three often overlooked areas: your core values, your spiritual gifts, and your past experiences. He'll help you turn it into a highly motivating credo--complete with short-term goals, action steps, and a supportive network to make your big dream a reality. And then Craig will show you how to apply your own chazown to five critical areas of your life: your relationship with God, your relationships with people, your finances, your health and fitness, and your work. Are you living someone else's dream for your life, or no dream at all? Get ready for Chazown. For resources, visit The Chazown Experience at www.chazown.com

Not Safe by Mark Batterson

Not Safe
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2019-06-25
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310632108
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There is nothing more thrilling in life then to allow Jesus to make us dangerous. Based on his bestselling book, All In, Mark Batterson, challenges the mistaken beliefs that God wants to send us to safe places to do easy things; that faithfulness is holding the fort; that playing it safe is safe; that there is any greater privilege than sacrifice; and that radical is anything but normal. Instead, Batterson maintains that Jesus did not die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous. Here is a challenge to go all in and all out by fully surrendering your life to daring plan God has for you. The message of Not Safe is simple: If Jesus is not Lord of all then Jesus is not lord at all. It’s all or nothing. Now or never. Not safe or safe.

Chase the Lion Weekly Planner by Mark Batterson

Chase The Lion Weekly Planner
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-08-20
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  • ISBN : 0525653422
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Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson

Wild Goose Chase
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2009-03-31
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0307457486
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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

Praying Circles Around Your Future by Mark Batterson

Praying Circles Around Your Future
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Categories : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • ISBN : 9780310766018
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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.