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If you had your life to live over again, what would you do differently? New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson and his mentor, Richard Foth, will help you answer that question before it's too late. In a storytelling style, Mark and Dick challenge you to take more risks, dream bigger dreams, 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. eBook Version.
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Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2015
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.
Richard Foth is the father of four and grandfather of eleven. In his roles as a pastor, college president, and conference speaker, he is best known as a storyteller believing that God's story and our stories touch the world. He holds a DMin from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Ruth, live in Colorado.
Susanna Foth Aughtmon is the author of All I Need Is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans, My Bangs Look Good and Other Lies I Tell Myself, and I Blame Eve. A pastor's wife and mother of three, Susanna assists her husband, Scott, in various ministries at the church they planted in California.
Bbkeenie5 Stars Out Of 5A Trip Around the SunMay 7, 2017BbkeenieQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0amazing and encouraging book. i love anything bu Mark Batterson. He is a hard act to follow. i love his faith and what he has accomplished by taking leaps of faith. Hope he keeps writing!
Guy Fisher4 Stars Out Of 5A best-kept secret is revealed!June 12, 2016Guy FisherQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Most will buy this book due to Mark Batterson's name; however, the reader is in for a great surprise! Storyteller Dick Foth is introduced and, after reading his paragraphs, will not easily be forgotten.I have had the pleasure to hear Dick speak on several occasions. He never disappoints. He is such a wonderful storyteller and here we get a little insight into his life, his "trip around the sun." Thanks, Mark Batterson, for doing this book with Dick and Dick's daughter!
Madelyn Keith5 Stars Out Of 5Typical Batterson with a twist..February 29, 2016Madelyn KeithQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It was inspiring as usual and the co- author was excellent. His stories were even more than inspiring. I love stories of immeasurable faith that challenge me to grow deeper in my own.
Jazzy Jax5 Stars Out Of 5A delightful and inspiriing tripJuly 27, 2015Jazzy JaxQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love Mark Batterson's books. Love them. They have made me laugh, cry and inspired me. I now have another favorite author, Dick Foth. Please write more together. I bought 4 of these books for friends. Great gifts for lifting us and motivating to grow for The Lord and to never stop being adventurous and learning. Just loved this book!
Sufficient in JesusAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A vision of life-well-lived.July 15, 2015Sufficient in JesusAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4
I had heard so much about Mark Batterson's books, but I'd never gotten around to reading one of them. I decided to change that when "A Trip Around the Sun" came up for review from Baker books.
In this book, Mark introduces us to his dear friend and mentor, Richard Foth. Together, these men lay out their visions for what abundant, adventurous life looks like. Both men find God to be the source of all goodness, so worship of Him and service for Him provides their daily purpose, and inspires their work.
In a series of short dual-perspective chapters, Mark and Dick engage with various personal-growth themes. You can tell from the way their thoughts complement each other that they have a bond of deep respect and affection. This comes through in their writing, and each thought they present comes with stories from their own lives.
The last sentence of each chapter gives you a peek into the heart of their message.
"Don't Accumulate Possessions, Accumulate Experiences."
"Goals are Dreams with Deadlines."
"Catch People Doing Things Right."
"Happiness is a by-product of Holiness."
"Never Lose a Holy Curiosity."
"The Greatest Freedom is Having Nothing to Prove."
"The Closest Thing to Christ-Likeness is Child-Likeness."
And finally, "It's Never Too Late to Be Who You Might Have Been."
Clearly, this is a book by men who believe that God isn't going to run short of glory or mercy, and that we all can live with grace and enthusiasm.
If that sounds good to you, or if you feel like you're stuck in a rut, grab a copy of "A Trip Around the Sun."
Meanwhile, I'll be on the lookout for other Batterson books.