New Release Books by Mark Batterson

Mark Batterson is the author of The Best Worst Day Ever (2023), Do It for a Day (2021), The Blessing of You (2021), Win the Day (2020) and other 105 books.

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The Best Worst Day Ever

release date: Feb 21, 2023
The Best Worst Day Ever
"This whimsical rhyming picture book encourages young children to make the most of each day God gives"--

Do It for a Day

release date: Nov 02, 2021
Do It for a Day
The New York Times bestselling author of Win the Day challenges you to adopt seven powerful habits for thirty days and start your journey toward reaching your God-sized dreams. Destiny is not a mystery. Destiny is daily habits. Our lives are built on our patterns of behavior: both constructive and counterproductive habits. Whether we attain the things we desire—mental and physical health, financial freedom, fulfilling relationships—is determined by the things we do and the things we don’t. The good news? You’re one habit away from a totally different life! You don’t have to tackle the next 30 years. You just have to start with right now. In Do It for a Day, you’ll begin by identifying a change that is “3M”: measurable, meaningful, and maintainable. Habit formation is both an art and a science, and it helps to close the gap between you and your goals. You can do anything for a day, and those daily habits have a domino effect over time. Mark Batterson will help you hack your habits. Leveraging habit-making and habit-breaking techniques like habit switching and habit stacking, Mark will coach you step by step for 30 days that will change your life.

The Blessing of You

release date: Oct 26, 2021
The Blessing of You
Through engaging rhyme, pastor and bestselling author Mark Batterson and his daughter encourage young children to discover the joys of both counting their blessings and being a blessing to others. Count your blessings two by two— and bless the world with the blessing of YOU! God’s blessings can be found all around us, and even young children can learn to see and appreciate these gifts—from the smell of freshly baked cookies to the joy of climbing a tree! But God doesn’t just intend for us to receive blessings; He also wants us to bless others. With whimsical rhyme and delightful illustrations, The Blessing of You helps young children recognize signs of God’s generosity and goodness in their everyday lives and encourages them to pass on those blessings by being their own wonderful, God-created selves.

Win the Day

release date: Dec 29, 2020
Win the Day
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.

God Speaks in Whispers

release date: Sep 08, 2020
God Speaks in Whispers
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.

Double Blessing

release date: Aug 04, 2020
Double Blessing
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!

Big Dreams and Powerful Prayers Illustrated Bible

release date: Jan 07, 2020
Big Dreams and Powerful Prayers Illustrated Bible
Mark Batterson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, presents thirty inspiring stories from the Old and New Testaments that will help children understand and embrace the power of prayer in their everyday lives. Alongside stunning illustrations from Omar Aranda, this powerful book will touch the hearts of young readers and help connect them to God. With prayer, all things are possible! Because prayer can change everything. In Big Dreams & Powerful Prayers Illustrated Bible, thirty powerful Bible stories are paired with real-life applications that show God can do anything if we come to him with an open heart. From Adam and Eve to David, Daniel, the disciples, Paul, and more, God has done the seemingly impossible when his people dream and pray big. And he promises to do the same for you and your child today. Big Dreams & Powerful Prayers Illustrated Bible: Pairs Mark Batterson’s insightful lessons on prayer with Bible stories that illustrate how God provides for his people when they trust and pray Includes Scripture taken from the NIrV translation Includes some stories not often found in storybook Bibles Contains short Prayer Points after each story that encourage children to talk to God and open their hearts to allow him to work in their lives.

40 Days Through the Book: Philippians Study Guide with DVD

release date: Dec 15, 2020
40 Days Through the Book: Philippians Study Guide with DVD
In this six-session video study, bestselling author Mark Batterson guides participants through the book of Philippians, revealing what Paul's words meant to his readers and what they mean to us today.

Philippians Video Study

release date: Aug 31, 2021
Philippians Video Study
In this six-session video study, bestselling author Mark Batterson guides participants through the book of Philippians, revealing what Paul's words meant to his readers and what they mean to us today.

Not Safe

release date: Jun 25, 2019
Not Safe
In this adaptation of his bestselling book, All In, now distilled in this essential edition, Mark Batterson shows us there is nothing more thrilling in life than allowing Jesus to make us dangerous. In this compelling read, Mark Batterson challenges our 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. Spanish edition also available.

Chase the Lion

release date: Apr 23, 2019
Chase the Lion
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 and encourages, this revolutionary book will help unleash the faith and courage you need to identify, chase, and catch the five-hundred-pound dreams in your life.

Jack Staples and the Ring of Time

release date: Sep 01, 2018
Jack Staples and the Ring of Time
After a near-death experience, eleven-year-old Jack awakens to a world where war has been raging since time before time. Battling fantastical creatures, Jack must face his fears if he is to fulfill his destiny. But is his destiny to save the world … or destroy it? Jack learns that most live in a shadow of the world, their vision blinded by invisible scales that have covered human eyes since the beginning of time. But the Awakened experience the world as it truly is, where war rages between good and evil—and Jack is at the heart of it. The Awakened are searching for The Child of Prophesy who will both save the world and destroy it. When Jack joins in their epic battle he must learn to trust his friends and face his fears if he is to make his life count.

Jack Staples and the City of Shadows

release date: Sep 01, 2018
Jack Staples and the City of Shadows
After a near-death experience, eleven-year-old Jack awakens to a world where war has been raging since time before time. Battling fantastical creatures, Jack must face his fears if he is to fulfill his destiny. But is his destiny to save the world … or destroy it? The Assassin is closing in. Just as Jack and his friend Alexia discover what it means to be the Chosen Ones, they each face the test of a lifetime. For Jack it is a question of trust; for Alexia, of loyalty. Everything rests on their making the right choices, and on the completion of their missions. The Assassin expects they will fail, and that they will either join him or be destroyed. It will take all of the Author’s forces, the special gifts Jack and Alexia each have, and the help of their friends, Arthur and Mrs. Dumphrey, to overcome. But when the enemy makes a key move, and an important quest proves difficult, the prophecy—that they will both destroy and save the world—seems further from coming true than ever before.

Jack Staples and the Poet's Storm

release date: Sep 01, 2018
Jack Staples and the Poet's Storm
In the epic conclusion to the Jack Staples trilogy, Jack and Alexia are forced to make an impossible choice, one that will both destroy and save the world. Our world is more fantastical than we dare imagine ... filled with both unbelievable beauty and horrific evil. Just ask Jack Staples and Alexia Dreager. They’re at the epicenter of the conflict that’s been raging since time before time began. Their birth and destiny have long been prophesied—but things aren’t going as planned. In this epic conclusion to the Jack Staples trilogy, Jack and Alexia must make an impossible choice during their final battle against the Assassin—one that could alter time itself and the fate of the world.

The Circle Maker Devotions for Kids

release date: Apr 24, 2018
The Circle Maker Devotions for Kids
Based on the New York Times bestselling The Circle Maker and Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker Devotions for Kids encourages kids ages 8 and up to pray circles around their biggest dreams. Boys and girls will learn the story of Honi the Circle Maker, who drew a circle in the sand and didn’t budge from it until God answered a seemingly impossible prayer. Kids are encouraged to be brave and bold in their prayers and dreams just like Honi, and to see how God answers prayers in big and small ways. Featuring 100 inspiring messages and a beautifully designed interior, this devotional makes a perfect gift for young readers.

Praying Circles Around Your Future

release date: Mar 27, 2018
Praying Circles Around Your Future
This full-color, giftable book from Mark Batterson (Whisper, In the Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day) contains inspiring quotes from his New York Times bestselling The Circle Maker paired with vibrant, full-page photography that together encourage you to dream big, pray hard, and embrace your God-given desires. What impossibly big dream has God given you? We all have future hopes planted in our hearts, but making those dreams a reality can feel difficult in today’s world. The good news is that God delights in hearing your biggest, boldest prayers and requests, and Praying Circles Around Your Future will help you see how God shows up in your life when you simply ask. Inside this book are important, inspirational quotes and short passages from Mark Batterson’s The Circle Maker presented alongside beautiful large-scale photography, providing motivation, encouragement, and wisdom as you move forward toward your heart’s desires and discover how to approach God boldly in prayer. Praying Circles Around Your Future: contains over 120 pages of inspiring images and text can be used as daily encouragement in your faith journey makes a great graduation gift or present for anyone exploring a new phase of their life has full-page images and spreads

Draw the Circle Study Guide

release date: Jan 23, 2018
Draw the Circle Study Guide
Have your prayers become stagnant? Do you long to see God move in fresh ways? Are you ready to move to new places in your walk with God? If so, it's time to take the 40-day prayer challenge... In this five-session video study (DVD/digital video sold separately), bestselling author and pastor Mark Batterson reveals how taking up this prayer challenge will not only change the way you pray today but also dramatically impact the rest of your life. This study will help you: Draw your prayer circle around the things in your life where you want to see God's work. Form a broader prayer circle with other believers in Christ. Challenge yourself to persistently depend on God. Witness the miraculous results in your life, your church, your community, and your world that only God can bring. While this challenge won't be easy, and you will certainly experience setbacks along the way, as you pray through you can be assured that God will come through for you in new and exciting ways. Miracles that happen in your life decades from now will trace their origin back to this season of prayer, and breakthroughs that occur will become generational blessings that will live on long after your time on earth is over. Join with the more than half a million people who have already accepted this 40-day challenge to pray like never before. The Draw the Circle Study Guide includes video discussion questions, personal reflection questions, and daily devotional readings for each of the 40 days in the challenge. Sessions include: Drawing a Circle Dream Big Pray Hard Think Long The Ripple Effect Designed for use with the Draw the Circle Video Study (9780310094685) sold separately.

Play the Man

release date: May 02, 2017
Play the Man
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.

Chase the Lion Weekly Planner

release date: Aug 20, 2019

If

release date: Mar 29, 2016
If
The word If is a powerful little word. Some people are stuck in if only, trudging through lives marked with regret. But God wants us to live lives marked with possibilities, with the what if attitude that looks forward to the future with confidence. Why? Because the answer to "If God is for us, who can be against us?" is "No one." God is always on our side, every day, in every way. Young people especially need to hear this life-changing message of hope and freedom from Mark Batterson and his son Parker. With his trademark enthusiasm and contagious joy, Batterson helps teens and young adults overcome those feelings of guilt, fear, and doubt that plague them and embrace the truth that in Christ there is no condemnation. Unpacking the promises of Romans 8, he shows young readers that they are more than conquerors--right now and forever. And because of that, the possibilities for their lives are limitless.

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

release date: Aug 16, 2016
In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
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

If Participant's Guide

release date: Oct 06, 2015
If Participant's Guide
New York Times bestselling author and pastor unpacks Romans 8, reminding readers that God is for them--all the time, in every way imaginable. Participant's guide.

The Power of If

release date: Sep 15, 2015
The Power of If
If is a powerful little word. This short book inspires readers to grasp that power for themselves and embrace God's extraordinary possibilities for their lives.

A Trip around the Sun

release date: Apr 28, 2015
A Trip around the Sun
What happens when we take Jesus at his word when he says, "I have come that you might have life and have it to the full?" New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson and his mentor Richard Foth have done just that with their lives--and in A Trip around the Sun, they show readers how they too can experience their life and faith as the ultimate adventure. In a fun, storytelling style, Mark and Dick challenge readers to shake off fear, dream big, and quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. The accumulated wisdom from their combined 117 trips around the sun radiates from every heartfelt page, invigorating those of us who have found ourselves stuck in a rut dug by our sense of duty and our fear of the unknown. Anyone who wants to grab life and squeeze every ounce of joy out of it will be inspired by this unapologetic celebration of the life Jesus died to give us.

Draw the Circle Prayer Journal

release date: Aug 21, 2018
Draw the Circle Prayer Journal
Drawn from Mark Batterson's bestselling books The Circle Maker and Draw the Circle, this bullet journal will guide you into deeper and more intentional prayers with writing prompts for each day, scripture quotes, and beautifully designed spreads. Experience the power of bold prayer in your life as you journey through this prayer experiment.
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