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Books with author Mark Batterson

  • Be a Circle Maker: The Solution to 10,000 Problems

    Mark Batterson

    Paperback (Zondervan, Dec. 24, 2011)
    According to Pastor Mark Batterson in his book, 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, and to God's vision for your life, 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 prayers for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? In this powerful booklet, excerpted from THE CIRCLE MAKER, Batterson helps 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.
  • The Grave Robber: How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible by Mark Batterson

    Mark Batterson;Parker Batterson

    Paperback (Baker Books, March 15, 1897)
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  • All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

    Mark Batterson, Van Tracy

    Audio CD (Zondervan on Brilliance Audio, Jan. 20, 2015)
    Half way is no way to live! Quit holding back.Quit holding out. It’s time to go all in and all out for God.If Jesus hung on His cross for us, the least we can do is carry our cross for Him. And the good news is this: If you don’t hold out on God, God won’t hold out on you. In reality, no one has ever truly sacrificed anything for God because the eternal reward always outweighs the temporal discomfort. Kneeling at the foot of the cross of Christ and surrendering to His lordship is a radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King. Nothing belongs to you. Not even you.All In is filled with Mark Batterson’s unique and unforgettable stories, as well as compelling accounts of biblical characters, like Shamgar, Elisha, Jonathan, and even Judas, who will challenge you to surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ.Batterson writes, “When did we start believing 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? That radical is anything but normal. Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous.”
  • Be a Circle Maker: The Solution to 10,000 Problems

    Mark Batterson, Van Tracy

    Audio CD (Zondervan on Brilliance Audio, Oct. 8, 2013)
    How big is your God?Is He big enough to heal your marriage or heal your child?Is He bigger than a positive MRI or a negative evaluation?Is He bigger than your secret sin or secret dream?Pastor Mark Batterson shares powerful insights from the true legend of Honi the circle maker, a first-century Jewish sage who prayed for miracles—and then they fell from the heavens like rain. Being a circle maker will help you bring your God-given dreams into being through bold, tenacious prayers that honor God and make the impossible come true.
  • Be a Circle Maker

    Mark Batterson, Van Tracy

    MP3 CD (Zondervan on Brilliance Audio, Oct. 25, 2016)
    How big is your God? Is He big enough to heal your marriage or heal your child? Is He bigger than a positive MRI or a negative evaluation? Is He bigger than your secret sin or secret dream? Pastor Mark Batterson shares powerful insights from the true legend of Honi the circle maker, a first-century Jewish sage who prayed for miracles — and then they fell from the heavens like rain. Being a circle maker will help you bring your God-given dreams into being through bold, tenacious prayers that honor God and make the impossible come true.
  • Cupid's Secret: How To Write Irresistible Personal Ads

    Mark Petterson

    Paperback (Easy Reader Press, March 4, 2014)
    Cupid's Secret -- How to write personal ads using the powerful marketing techniques of professional ad agencies including over 500 super-charged words, phrases and examples to inspire you Ever been reading a magazine or watching TV and some commercial ad really grabbed your attention? Well, that commercial was scripted by a highly paid writer known in the trade as a copywriter. Copywriters don’t just fall out of trees, and it takes years and years of practice plus large amounts of talent to write the kind of commercial ad that grabs attention. Writing a personal ad is no different. But the good news is that the same tried and true techniques that go into crafting a powerful and compelling commercial ad can work just as well for you. Even better, 99.9% of online posters have absolutely no clue how to do this. Which guarantees you the competitive edge in the crowded world of online dating. So maybe you’re not getting enough responses to your online dating profile. Or worse, you’re getting too many of the wrong kind of responses. Or maybe you’re just starting out and want to really stand out from the ocean of mediocrity. If so then it’s time to turbocharge your profile by exploiting the same powerful marketing techniques ad agencies use. The basics are simple and easy to use once you know them. Even better, I’ll walk you step-by-step through the process from A to Z. And along the way I’ll give you over 500 compelling words, phrases and other examples to help spark your creativity or even use for yourself. By way of introduction I’ve been a professional writer for thirty years. By ‘professional’ I mean I earn good money from my skills. I’ve worked for ad agencies, magazines, corporate marketing departments, politicians, and private individuals – all looking for that crucially-important competitive edge. My book will give you that edge. Here’s just some of what I’ll cover: Choosing a fun and unique user name Using subliminal suggestions in your profile pictures Knowing what to bait your hook with Nine headline types that get you noticed fast Starting your profile with a bang for maximum impact Your profile narrative – what to include, what not to include, and how much to include Emotional triggers – 63 key words that arouse emotions Advanced psychological techniques Building your profile toward a powerful close The call to action – motivating others to get in touch with you promptly The importance of reinventing yourself and how to do it Losing losers Rejecting rejection And over 500 super-charged examples to kickstart your creativity So are you ready to find someone special? Then let’s jump right in.
  • Jack Staples and the Poet's Storm

    Mark Batterson, Joel N. Clark

    Audio CD (Oasis Audio, June 1, 2015)
    “Fear is an imagined mountain. Believe it is real and climb the mountain if you wish, or you can step through it and lay hold of your destiny.” — Mrs. DumphryOur 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 before time began. Their birth and destiny have long been prophesied — but things aren’t going as planned.In this epic conclusion to the 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.
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  • All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

    Mark Batterson, Van Tracy

    Audio CD (Zondervan on Brilliance Audio, Sept. 24, 2013)
    Half way is no way to live! Quit holding back.Quit holding out. It’s time to go all in and all out for God.If Jesus hung on His cross for us, the least we can do is carry our cross for Him. And the good news is this: If you don’t hold out on God, God won’t hold out on you. In reality, no one has ever truly sacrificed anything for God because the eternal reward always outweighs the temporal discomfort. Kneeling at the foot of the cross of Christ and surrendering to His lordship is a radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King. Nothing belongs to you. Not even you.All In is filled with Mark Batterson’s unique and unforgettable stories, as well as compelling accounts of biblical characters, like Shamgar, Elisha, Jonathan, and even Judas, who will challenge you to surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ.Batterson writes, “When did we start believing 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? That radical is anything but normal. Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous.”
  • Jack Staples and the Ring of Time

    Mark Batterson, Joel N. Clark

    Audio CD (Oasis Audio, Sept. 1, 2014)
    “A true leader does not need to be asked to do the right thing; he does it.”– Mrs. DumphryEleven-year-old Jack’s ordinary life is upended when he is whisked into a fantastical adventure filled with danger.Jack learns that most people live in a shadow of the world, their vision blinded by invisible scales. But the Awakened experience the world as it truly is and are searching for the Child of Prophecy who will both save the world and destroy it. When Jack joins the battle, he must learn to trust his friends and face his fears if he is to make his life count.
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  • All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

    Mark Batterson, Van Tracy

    MP3 CD (Zondervan on Brilliance Audio, Sept. 24, 2013)
    Half way is no way to live! Quit holding back.Quit holding out. It’s time to go all in and all out for God.If Jesus hung on His cross for us, the least we can do is carry our cross for Him. And the good news is this: If you don’t hold out on God, God won’t hold out on you. In reality, no one has ever truly sacrificed anything for God because the eternal reward always outweighs the temporal discomfort. Kneeling at the foot of the cross of Christ and surrendering to His lordship is a radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King. Nothing belongs to you. Not even you.All In is filled with Mark Batterson’s unique and unforgettable stories, as well as compelling accounts of biblical characters, like Shamgar, Elisha, Jonathan, and even Judas, who will challenge you to surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ.Batterson writes, “When did we start believing 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? That radical is anything but normal. Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous.”
  • Jack Staples and the City of Shadows

    Mark Batterson, Joel N. Clark

    Audio CD (Oasis Audio, Jan. 1, 2015)
    “Only when we face our fears will our greatest gifts be uncovered.”— Mrs. DumphryThe 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 them 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 have, and the help of their friends, Arthur and Mrs. Dumphry, to overcome. The prophecy promised that they will both destroy and save the world. But when the enemy makes a key move and an important quest proves difficult, it seems further from coming true than ever before.
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  • Be a Circle Maker: The Solution to 10,000 Problems

    Mark Batterson, Van Tracy

    Audio CD (Zondervan on Brilliance Audio, Oct. 8, 2013)
    How big is your God?Is He big enough to heal your marriage or heal your child?Is He bigger than a positive MRI or a negative evaluation?Is He bigger than your secret sin or secret dream?Pastor Mark Batterson shares powerful insights from the true legend of Honi the circle maker, a first-century Jewish sage who prayed for miracles—and then they fell from the heavens like rain. Being a circle maker will help you bring your God-given dreams into being through bold, tenacious prayers that honor God and make the impossible come true.