Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Do It for a Day by Mark Batterson

Batterson wrote about seven powerful habits in Win the Day. (You can read my review of that book here.) Habits are hard to make and break. Batterson released a journal for that book earlier this month. (You can read my review of that book here.) Now he has added another leg to this habit making journey, giving readers thirty days of teaching, inspiration and encouragement.

You can do anything for a day, Batterson argues. His thesis for this book: “Almost anyone can accomplish almost anything if they work at it long enough, hard enough, and smart enough.” (1878/3996) He delivers here a plan to hack our habits over the course of 30 days, taking about ten minutes a day. He spends some time on habits, how they are formed and how they are broken. Then he spends three days each on the seven habits from his previous book.

This book is full of information for Christians who desire to understand habits, how they are formed, and how they can be switched and stacked and leveraged. He includes scores of inspiring stories of people who accomplished the near impossible, from small beginnings to lasting influence. He shares his own experiences too.

This is a great book for anyone who wants to live intentionally, taking control of habits through the power of the Holy Spirit. You'll read some incredible stories and you will also receive some very practical instruction on habit forming. You don't have to read Batterson's other two books on habits to receive the full benefit from the teaching in this one.

You can watch the book trailer here.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church, a multi-site church in Washington, D.C. NCC also owns and operates Ebenezers Coffee House, the Miracle Theatre, and the DC Dream Center. Batterson holds a D.Min. From Regent University and is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty books. He and his wife have three children and live on Capitol Hill.

Multnomah, 272 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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