Mark Batterson's Chase the Lion

My review:

Once again I am thrilled to get the chance to review and promote Mark's newest book. As always, when it comes to Mark's books, they are not fast "eating" I have to chew on it awhile. Think about it, let the ideas roll around in my brain, and just let it all sink in. This book is no different. Personally, it is not a fast read for me, because there are too many nuggets. So I thought I would share some of those nuggets.  I am not going to go through every chapter but just name a few that stuck in my mind.
  • "In every dream journey there comes a moment when you have to quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. You have to go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention." 
  • "To an infinite God, all finites are equal. There is no big or small, easy or difficult, possible or impossible." 
  • "Dream dreams. That's the natural, supernatural by-product of being filled with God's Spirit." 
  • "Mismanaged success is the leading cause of failure. Well-managed failure is the leading cause of success." 
  • "We start dying the day we stop dreaming. And ironically, we start living the day we discover a dream worth dying for." 
  • "Sometimes you have to take a stand by taking a step. And when you do, that one small step can turn into a giant leap."  
  • "The goal isn't winning. The goal is God's glory. And that isn't contingent upon the final score. That is the final score!"
  • "Destiny predates birth. Destiny postdates death."
This book is filled with so many nuggets it is hard to choose them, but as usual Mark's books are life changers, cheer-you-on books that make you just want to do kingdom work and achieve great deeds for the Lord.
Most definitely a book to keep in your library and read over and over. 5 stars from this reviewer. 
This book was provided by the publisher and author for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. These thoughts are my own thoughts and honest feelings about this book. 


365 Pocket Morning Prayers Strength and Joy to Begin Each Day

My Thoughts:
I love this book, not only is it a handsome, leatherbound, small purse sized book, it is brutally honest. The prayers in this book are not flowery prose, or poetic verses. They are honest, gut wrenching thoughts and issues you and I face each day. From topics like controlling our tempers to complaining, these prayers will cause you to honestly examine your heart. I also enjoy the fact the days are not dated, just numbers 1-365. I see this book being a wonderful companion to my devotion time.
This book was given to me by the publisher, I am not required to post a positive review, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

About the Book

Each morning when you arise, take a moment to talk with God about the day ahead. Ask Him to prepare your heart so that you can be ready to face any challenge that comes your way. 365 Pocket Morning Prayers can guide this time of life-changing conversation and help you express your needs and concerns to God. Don't worry about what the day will bring. Instead, release your troubles and concerns into God's care by reading and meditating on the prayers featured in 365 Pocket Morning Prayers. Begin your day in joyful anticipation, trusting that God is in control of your life and wants only the best for you.


Gratitude A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal

About the Book:
Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal invites you to bring creative journaling and the calming act of coloring into your quiet time with God. This beautifully designed interactive prayer book from Tyndale’s Living Expressions collection helps guide your thoughts as you pray about concerns such as health, overcoming stress, personal relationships, and more. Gratitude gives you a way to celebrate and give thanks to God for the many blessings he provides. Filled with over 100 designs to color, plenty of space for journaling and sketching, and 40 needs-based prayers, Gratitude helps you express your devotion to God with your whole heart!
My Thoughts:
I am doing a picture review of sorts for this review. This book is beautiful, I have included one of the journal pages that I colored with ink pens. The artwork in the journal is perfectly doodle-perfect. I am really torn between whether I like the coloring pages or the blank drawing and journaling pages best. Amazing quality, beautiful prayers to begin your day. This book is definitely a book for anyone who loves art, loves to doodle or just loves to color. I have enjoyed the past week of reading a prayer each morning. It took me a few days to become brave enough to actually color in my book. It is so pretty, I wasn't sure if I wanted to add to it. A great devotional, meditation tool. 5 stars from this reviewer. I have included a few pages illustrating the artwork of the book.. 
This book was provided by Tyndale for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. 


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