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The New York Times bestselling author of Chase the Lion offers seven powerful habits for success that help you tackle the present in order to reach your God-sized goals. Mark Batterson knows from personal experience that big deficits and seemingly insurmountable odds are only transformed into bright futures through consistent, persistent eff The New York Times bestselling author of Chase the Lion offers seven powerful habits for success that help you tackle the present in order to reach your God-sized goals. Mark Batterson knows from personal experience that big deficits and seemingly insurmountable odds are only transformed into bright futures through consistent, persistent effort. It's the little things, the daily habits that change the trajectory of everything that follows. For the first time ever, Batterson offers publicly his seven key habits to winning each and every day. In Win the Day, you will learn to: - Flip the Script: Change your signature story. - Kiss the Wave: See the obstacle not as your enemy, but as your way. - Eat the Frog: Stop trying to find time and make it. - Fly the Kite: Do little things like they're big things. - Cut the Rope: Take the right risks. - Wind the Clock: Recognize that it's never too late! - Seize the Day: Make every day a masterpiece. Batterson unpacks these habits rooted in scripture and experience and then teaches you how to pursue them with dedication and life-changing focus in the now. After all, if yesterday is history and tomorrow is mystery, then all you have to do is win today!


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The New York Times bestselling author of Chase the Lion offers seven powerful habits for success that help you tackle the present in order to reach your God-sized goals. Mark Batterson knows from personal experience that big deficits and seemingly insurmountable odds are only transformed into bright futures through consistent, persistent eff The New York Times bestselling author of Chase the Lion offers seven powerful habits for success that help you tackle the present in order to reach your God-sized goals. Mark Batterson knows from personal experience that big deficits and seemingly insurmountable odds are only transformed into bright futures through consistent, persistent effort. It's the little things, the daily habits that change the trajectory of everything that follows. For the first time ever, Batterson offers publicly his seven key habits to winning each and every day. In Win the Day, you will learn to: - Flip the Script: Change your signature story. - Kiss the Wave: See the obstacle not as your enemy, but as your way. - Eat the Frog: Stop trying to find time and make it. - Fly the Kite: Do little things like they're big things. - Cut the Rope: Take the right risks. - Wind the Clock: Recognize that it's never too late! - Seize the Day: Make every day a masterpiece. Batterson unpacks these habits rooted in scripture and experience and then teaches you how to pursue them with dedication and life-changing focus in the now. After all, if yesterday is history and tomorrow is mystery, then all you have to do is win today!

30 review for Win the Day: 7 Habits That Unleash the Power of 24 Hours

  1. 4 out of 5

    Monica

    Win the Day is a book that is both uplifting and encouraging. Mark Batterson always leaves me feeling like with God I REALLY can do more than I ever imagined. He shares personal stories and stories from Scripture that remind me that God does care and that God can do big things when we put our faith and trust in Him. At the same time, we have to put one foot forward every day to start the process for change. One of the questions that he encourage the reader to ask themselves is Can you do it for Win the Day is a book that is both uplifting and encouraging. Mark Batterson always leaves me feeling like with God I REALLY can do more than I ever imagined. He shares personal stories and stories from Scripture that remind me that God does care and that God can do big things when we put our faith and trust in Him. At the same time, we have to put one foot forward every day to start the process for change. One of the questions that he encourage the reader to ask themselves is Can you do it for a day? With this question and making changes a day at a time, people can often reach goals that they thought were impossible. This is are the basic habits that the book is divided in 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. I finished this book and felt that if I applied Batterson's wisdom to my life, that I could make some positive changes that I have been feeling like I couldn't do. It also helps that Batterson shares stories of how God has answered some big prayers for him. Along with putting baby steps in to practice towards goals, I am reminded to continue to pray and trust God. I would encourage anyone to read Win the Day who wants to make positive changes in their life. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions within this review are my own.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Joan

    I've read plenty of personal development books and a ton of Christian growth books. Batterson's book may be the best I've ever read that combines both subjects. His message is clear, to be the very best we can be for the glory of God, giving God an A plus in effort. The key is living today, winning this day. Batterson reveals his strategy for excellence in seven habits. The first two habits deal with our past, what we should forget and what we should remember. The next two habits deal with daily I've read plenty of personal development books and a ton of Christian growth books. Batterson's book may be the best I've ever read that combines both subjects. His message is clear, to be the very best we can be for the glory of God, giving God an A plus in effort. The key is living today, winning this day. Batterson reveals his strategy for excellence in seven habits. The first two habits deal with our past, what we should forget and what we should remember. The next two habits deal with daily decisions, unleashing the power of a 24 hour day. The next two habits help us imagine tomorrow, taking risks and recognizing each moment is a gift from God. The last habit reminds us to seize the day because right now, this moment is all we've got. Like most books in each genre, Batterson gives a number of inspiring stories and studies to illustrate his principles. Some are familiar but others introduce new insights. Unlike many books, Batterson actually includes practical suggestions to help us develop and live into his seven habits. He shares many of his own best practices and gives valuable tips throughout his writing. I rarely read a book more than once because there are so many new ones begging my attention. Batterson's is a book I plan to read once a year to encourage me and help me develop my own best practices to win my days. I highly recommend this book if you are ready to make an “uncompromising commitment to continuous improvement.” (2046/3740) I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Dana Michael

    I am not finished with this awesome book yet, but I had to leave a quick review because I have highlighted almost every single sentence so far! My favorite quote or saying is "can you do it for a day?" Why yes I think I can. And then just say it again the next day. For me, I'm trying to Win The Day with a better and healthier lifestyle because I want to be around for my grand kids. What is your goal? Your dream? This book will encourage you with Bibilical principles to Win The Day. *I was given a I am not finished with this awesome book yet, but I had to leave a quick review because I have highlighted almost every single sentence so far! My favorite quote or saying is "can you do it for a day?" Why yes I think I can. And then just say it again the next day. For me, I'm trying to Win The Day with a better and healthier lifestyle because I want to be around for my grand kids. What is your goal? Your dream? This book will encourage you with Bibilical principles to Win The Day. *I was given a copy by the publisher and this is my honest opinion.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Marco

    The book can be summarized by a quote from Mark Batterson: "Quit wasting guilt on yesterday. Quit wasting worry on tomorrow. It's time to start living in day-tight compartments." Batterson makes the case that the reason we don't accomplish all that we want in life is simply because we become overwhelmed by the immensity of our goals. What we really should be doing is focusing on each day's tasks to the best of our ability. Giant sized dreams need to be broken down into bite-sized tasks. If we ca The book can be summarized by a quote from Mark Batterson: "Quit wasting guilt on yesterday. Quit wasting worry on tomorrow. It's time to start living in day-tight compartments." Batterson makes the case that the reason we don't accomplish all that we want in life is simply because we become overwhelmed by the immensity of our goals. What we really should be doing is focusing on each day's tasks to the best of our ability. Giant sized dreams need to be broken down into bite-sized tasks. If we can "win the day" consistently, eventually we'll accomplish our goals and much more! Two big takeaways from the book: 1. "If you wait for perfect conditions, you'll be waiting till the Lord returns. If you wait until you're ready, you'll be waiting for the rest of your life." Instead, if you get a green light from God, Batterson says to take action day by day. Don't despise small beginnings and don't become consumed with perfectionism. Push forward each day! 2. "Do you have a dream that is gathering dust? Give yourself a deadline! Not just to finish, but to start." Batterson gives the example of how he wrote his very first book. He gave himself 40 days to complete it and after winning the day for 40 consecutive days, he had written his first book! By no means was it his best book, but he proved to himself and God that he could do it. That win gave him the motivation to continue writing! Batterson says that if you can accomplish something for just one day, you can start a new habit. And that new habit done consistently will snowball into great accomplishments. I enjoyed the book but like any book of this nature, it's all in the doing and not just the reading!

  5. 5 out of 5

    George P.

    My friend Mark Batterson has a new book out today. It's called Win the Day: 7 Daily Habits to Help You Stress Less and Accomplish More. I interviewed Mark about the book on the Influence Podcast a few weeks back. Take a listen! I also recommended the book in the forthcoming issue of Influence magazine. Here's what I wrote: “Almost anybody can accomplish anything if they work at it long enough, hard enough, and smart enough,” writes Mark Batterson. In Win the Day, he identifies seven “daily habits” My friend Mark Batterson has a new book out today. It's called Win the Day: 7 Daily Habits to Help You Stress Less and Accomplish More. I interviewed Mark about the book on the Influence Podcast a few weeks back. Take a listen! I also recommended the book in the forthcoming issue of Influence magazine. Here's what I wrote: “Almost anybody can accomplish anything if they work at it long enough, hard enough, and smart enough,” writes Mark Batterson. In Win the Day, he identifies seven “daily habits” that will help readers “stress less and accomplish more.” Written with Batterson’s trademark combination of biblical insight, historical and scientific anecdotes, and practical application, this book will get your 2021 off to a good start. Today is the best time to start planning and working for a new year better than the old one. As always, if you like my recommendation, please click "Helpful" on my Amazon review page.

  6. 5 out of 5

    B.J. Richardson

    If Mark Batterson wrote it, you know it is good. I might be a little biased, though. Both Batterson and I are CBC graduates. Not only that, but we are also both writers. He has written 17 books. I have written one book (with about 17 copies sold). Not only that but we are also both readers. He reads 200 books a year. I feel accomplished by hitting half that mark. Not only that, but we have both been healed from asthma. Me in '14 and him two years later. Not only that, but I've been listening to If Mark Batterson wrote it, you know it is good. I might be a little biased, though. Both Batterson and I are CBC graduates. Not only that, but we are also both writers. He has written 17 books. I have written one book (with about 17 copies sold). Not only that but we are also both readers. He reads 200 books a year. I feel accomplished by hitting half that mark. Not only that, but we have both been healed from asthma. Me in '14 and him two years later. Not only that, but I've been listening to his church messages through podcasts for years now. So when I am reading Win the Day, I am reading it with his distinctive voice. Once you are done reading this book, go over to iTunes and get the National Community Church podcast. You won't regret it. Anyways, back to the book. Win the Day is broken up into three parts with seven "habits" sprinkled among them. The first part is dealing with your past. "Flip the script" is about how you remember and relate to the things that have happened in your past. "Kiss the wave" is about leveraging that past to change your present. It comes from the famous Spurgeon quote, "I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages." The second part of the book is dealing with our present. "Eat the frog" is about the value of developing and maintaining good habits. "Fly the Kite" is about starting small and slowly building up from there. The term comes from the first bridge that was built over Niagara Falls. They actually had a kite flying competition challenging people to fly a kite from the American side that would land on the Canadian side. Once this was accomplished they took that kite string and used it to span the river with a stronger string, then a stronger rope, then a steel cable, and finally a bridge. But it all started with a young boy and a nearly invisible kite string. The third part of the book is dealing with the future. "Cut the Rope" is about taking the risk. In a sense, it is a smaller, fresh look at his book All In. (Great book, go buy it, but be warned... your life will never be the same) "Wind the Clock" is about continued persistence. And finally, "Seed the Clouds" is his now or never, wrap it all up call to take action. Mark Batterson, in every book, is all about living to your greatest potential. When it comes to concepts and principles, there isn't anything new here in this book. That is a good thing. If someone is coming up with an entirely new and revolutionary "formula"... it is probably wrong. We all know exactly what both the Bible and science tell us about living our best life. (Remarkably enough, in this area science is "discovering" what the Bible has been saying all along.) The trick is going from knowing what we ought to do to actually doing it. And here is where Mark Batterson excels. Rather than using the same recycled stories that seem to pop up in every single "self-help" book ever written, Batterson leverages those 200 read a year to pull out fresh illustrations and examples. He then presents them in a way that both inspires you to get out and do it and also encourages you that it actually can be done. So, if you really want to Win the Day... go read the book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Win The Day is a Christian living book by author Mark Batterson. This is a well-written book for any reader that wants to ‘Win The Day’. The book has lots of information on forming habits to help you ‘Win The Day’. With examples as far back as biblical times and up to the 1800s and also including tidbits from the author's own life. I found several quotes worth quoting but the main one that sticks out is, “If yesterday is history and tomorrow is a mystery, win the day!” The thesis for this book is Win The Day is a Christian living book by author Mark Batterson. This is a well-written book for any reader that wants to ‘Win The Day’. The book has lots of information on forming habits to help you ‘Win The Day’. With examples as far back as biblical times and up to the 1800s and also including tidbits from the author's own life. I found several quotes worth quoting but the main one that sticks out is, “If yesterday is history and tomorrow is a mystery, win the day!” The thesis for this book is about unleashing the power of twenty-four hours. I would recommend this book to friends and family, and fans of Christian living books. This is a book you’ll want to take your time reading and then re-reading. New habits take time to form. Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 #PRHpartner, #partner, #paid, #ad, #sponsored,

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tom Greentree

    Great book to set me up for 2021. Mark’s not only sharing good insight, he does it with extraordinarily fresh stories. Lots to mull and implement. Biggest thing is making the most of the single day we have. Thanks, Mark. I already ate my frog for the day. “In our quest to win the day, we have buried dead yesterdays and imagined unborn tomorrows. We’ve explored six habits—flip the script, kiss the wave, eat the frog, fly the kite, cut the rope, and wind the clock. There is one more habit we must Great book to set me up for 2021. Mark’s not only sharing good insight, he does it with extraordinarily fresh stories. Lots to mull and implement. Biggest thing is making the most of the single day we have. Thanks, Mark. I already ate my frog for the day. “In our quest to win the day, we have buried dead yesterdays and imagined unborn tomorrows. We’ve explored six habits—flip the script, kiss the wave, eat the frog, fly the kite, cut the rope, and wind the clock. There is one more habit we must put into practice if we want to stress less and accomplish more. You have to seed the clouds. How? By taking proactive measures today that will produce desired outcomes tomorrow.” (Pg 180)

  9. 5 out of 5

    Laurie Shaffer

    This book was just what I needed to get out of the rut of 2020 and start 2021 afresh! I love Mark's storytelling skills and his simple, yet powerful habits for creating change and making a difference using the unique gifts and talents we've each been given. This book was just what I needed to get out of the rut of 2020 and start 2021 afresh! I love Mark's storytelling skills and his simple, yet powerful habits for creating change and making a difference using the unique gifts and talents we've each been given.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sara Dangerfield

    I have yet to read a Batterson book I haven’t liked. He continues to amaze me, this one being no different. If I’m honest, he didn’t go the direction I anticipated. After reading this book I feel more confident if taking advantage of opportunities that present themselves, and to quit looking behind me!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Swalley

    Great book....going to read it again! Great tips, wisdom and real life examples to make every day count! Batterson did not disappoint!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    I am someone who is very easily overwhelmed when stress starts to pile up. I often find myself walking away from things that need to be done because I don’t know where to start; let alone be able to look at ahead at the so called “bigger picture.” As a result, I tend to be a procrastinator and usually accomplish things under a tremendous amount of stress. Things get done, but I sure do envy those folks who seem to have it altogether, know where they are headed, and what they will be doing to get I am someone who is very easily overwhelmed when stress starts to pile up. I often find myself walking away from things that need to be done because I don’t know where to start; let alone be able to look at ahead at the so called “bigger picture.” As a result, I tend to be a procrastinator and usually accomplish things under a tremendous amount of stress. Things get done, but I sure do envy those folks who seem to have it altogether, know where they are headed, and what they will be doing to get there. I struggle to get through my days, and often find myself wondering if I am where I am supposed to be. I have read a lot of self help type books over the years, hoping to stumble the secret formula everyone seems to have except for me! 
Win the Day: 7 Daily Habits to Help You Stress Less and Accomplish More, the latest upcoming title by Pastor Mark Batterson, is a fresh take on stress and time management. Well written and Scripturally sound, it is full of thought provoking encouragement and guidance that is found in any Batterson title, and full of practical and applicable advice. In addition to Scripture, he tells personal stories and also uses fantastic stories from history, science, music, sports...you name it...Batterson illustrates his concepts brilliantly. His main take away, I found for myself, is to focus on the day at hand, the day the Lord tells us to rejoice in, and ask, “What’s important now?” and then get up again and focus on that day and that question all anew...all the while practicing daily habits, that when repeated will lead to long term accomplishment and ultimately, your Godly purpose and/or success. He says that,”...in the grand scheme of things, success is stewardship, and stewardship is success. Simply put, success is doing the best you can with what you have where you are. Potential is God’s gift to us, and what we do with it is our gift to God.” He explains his reasoning of worrying about the day at hand thru three parts: the past (2 habits), the present (2 habits) and the future (7 habits). They are: Part 1: Bury Dead Yesterdays (Habit 1: Flip the Script, Habit 2: Kiss the Wave) Part 2: Win the Day (Habit 3: Eat the Frog, Habit 4: Fly the Kite) Part 3: Imagine Unborn Tomorrows (Habit 5: Cut the Rope, Habit 6: Wind the Clock, Habit 7: Seize the Day) This is not a book for someone looking for a check list of things to help you get through your days, but rather, for someone who doesn’t want to just check things off a list to get through their day, but someone who wants to get something out of their days. ( I hope that makes sense). This book should be read slowly, thoughtfully and prayerfully, with an open heart and a willingness to see things in a new way, and be challenged to accomplish much through the One who gives much. I can’t recommend this title enough. Perfect timing for the start of a new year. I received this book as a member of the launch team. The opinions expressed are my own.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Hudson

    I CAN WIN THE DAY! Mark Batterson is one of my favorite writers because he is a fantastic ENCOURAGER! He is an excellent communicator in using Jesus’ favorite technique of meeting you where you are and taking you closer to where God is. Batterson always does so in a very well thought out and easy to understand plan. This particular book has been timely for me and really helped me understand that the key to Winning the Day is “Can I Do It for A Day?” Just like “The Little Engine That Could,” I can I CAN WIN THE DAY! Mark Batterson is one of my favorite writers because he is a fantastic ENCOURAGER! He is an excellent communicator in using Jesus’ favorite technique of meeting you where you are and taking you closer to where God is. Batterson always does so in a very well thought out and easy to understand plan. This particular book has been timely for me and really helped me understand that the key to Winning the Day is “Can I Do It for A Day?” Just like “The Little Engine That Could,” I can, too, with the Supernatural Power of God! He divides his book into these 7 Daily Habits to Help You Stress Less & Accomplish More: 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. Seize the Day. Live like it’s the first day and last day of your life. One of my favorite quotes from the book comes from the very beginning. It is taken from the Flip the Script Section. As I continued reading and finished the book, I found myself going back and rereading this passage. Why? My maiden name has always been important to me as I continue to live in the area where I was born and even though I am 62 and have been married for 33 years, people still know me by my maiden name as well as my married name. I have embraced the heritage of my husband’s family name as well as the heritage on the maternal side of his family. Yet when I read the following passage, I Stand In Awe. Flip the Script! “Did you know that God has a unique name for you? The name your parents gave you when you were born is a placeholder. Your real name won’t be revealed until the day you die: ‘I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.’ (Revelation 2:17 ESV) If you tell yourself the wrong story, you live a lie. If you want to change your life, start by changing your story. Why does God give us a new name? It’s His way of flipping the script. And it’s not any old name. It’s actually His name. God doesn’t just rename us; He puts His name on us. There are more than four hundred names for God in Scripture. Which one does He put on us? All of them! This is how God flips the script. He changes our name, which changes our identity. We get grafted into God’s story. God writes His-story—history with a hyphen—through us. I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence. #PRHpartner #WaterBrookMultnomah @WaterBrookPress #Partner

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nicholas

    WIN THE DAY: 7 Daily Habits to Help You Stress Less & Accomplish More by Mark Batterson Win the Day is the latest book by pastor and author Mark Batterson, and I predict this book will be as popular and helpful to people as his other books, such as The Circle Maker and Chase the Lion. In this book, Batterson read a large number of secular and Christian books on leadership and productivity to deliver this book on how to redeem each day to its maximum extent...but without making yourself frantic an WIN THE DAY: 7 Daily Habits to Help You Stress Less & Accomplish More by Mark Batterson Win the Day is the latest book by pastor and author Mark Batterson, and I predict this book will be as popular and helpful to people as his other books, such as The Circle Maker and Chase the Lion. In this book, Batterson read a large number of secular and Christian books on leadership and productivity to deliver this book on how to redeem each day to its maximum extent...but without making yourself frantic and stressed out. This is a big goal, but Batterson accomplishes his purpose in this helpful and thought-provoking book. Batterson makes a compelling case to discipline our minds to stay in the present and not waste time ruminating on the past. The author contends that only by focusing on the goals and tasks for each day on a one-day-at-a-time manner can a person maximize their efforts with the least amount of stress. The book is divided into three parts. First, to win the day, we must bury our dead yesterdays. In Part 2, Batterson gives the main habits and tips necessary to win the day. Finally, in Part 3, he discusses how important it is to have God-sized dreams for the future to help get through the daily grind. Like an athlete who pushes her body to the limit daily with purpose, but all done so that they can win the gold medal at the Olympics. I am a facts/history/little-known things nerd, so I really enjoy reading Batterson's books because, in this one, he uses all kinds of unique and unknown facts of science and history to make his points more memorable. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is tired of driving in neutral and ready to make the most of each day and year the Lord gives them.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Leslie M.

    I've read Batterson's books in the past and have always found them informative, practical, and encouraging. This one was no exception. The book is divided into the following categories, seven habits to help the reader "stress less and accomplish more." Two are focused on the past, two on the present, and three on the future. 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 I've read Batterson's books in the past and have always found them informative, practical, and encouraging. This one was no exception. The book is divided into the following categories, seven habits to help the reader "stress less and accomplish more." Two are focused on the past, two on the present, and three on the future. 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. Batterson uses a number of personal stories, including references to historical or pop culture, to help make his points and connect with the reader. Some of the references are repetitive, but they'll likely hit home readers. The key focus is on unleashing the power of 24 hours and making the most of your current day. If you're looking for some encouragement and practical tips in the middle of this crazy year, this is a great book to add to your list of books to check out. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of the book, but I wasn't required to leave a review. #PRHpartner #WaterBrookMultnomah @WaterBrookPress #Partner

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Poling

    This book intrigued me-- the thought of being able to use your 24 hour day in a more powerful way. I've read a lot in this area, but this book I found to be highly practical, focused on remembering how Big Our God is, and then staying present in the moment. I enjoy this style of Mark Batterson book, he has simple strategies and then shares quotes, stories, plans, and ways to implement the strategies in first his life, and in your own. There are lots of quotes and good one-liners to hook onto whic This book intrigued me-- the thought of being able to use your 24 hour day in a more powerful way. I've read a lot in this area, but this book I found to be highly practical, focused on remembering how Big Our God is, and then staying present in the moment. I enjoy this style of Mark Batterson book, he has simple strategies and then shares quotes, stories, plans, and ways to implement the strategies in first his life, and in your own. There are lots of quotes and good one-liners to hook onto which I think may help those with the flight/freeze response and anxiety- but I was surprised that there weren't more verses listed and shared. "Christianese" style book that sounds good, but I didn't feel that it was Bible-centered, more self-help, and catchy phrase centered. The message that your God is big enough has been in other books by this author- without His character and a connection to the Word of God directly. I liked it, but I prefer to make life choices based on the promises of the Word and focusing on the character of God and His attributes. What I am wondering is- can I use his concepts with my 19-year-old son who has anxiety-- and I'm really thinking yes- I know he needs to live in the present- not anticipating the future, and definitely not dwelling on the past. I need to continue reading the book with this perspective in mind, and then I need to get my son to read it as well. If it helps him- it will earn the illustrious, rare 5-star category for my review. Netgalley provided an advanced copy of the book for my review.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Peter Ackerman

    Win the Day by pastor and author, Mark Batterson is truly a winner. Whether you have read him before or not, this book and his style of presenting his thoughts will most likely resonate. This time around, Batterson helps to focus those, through Christianity, to "win" at each day. Whether the reader wants to lose weight, write a book, exercise, etc. the author understands that the task takes one day at a time. With nods to 12 Step programs and personal coaching he brings wisdom from these elements Win the Day by pastor and author, Mark Batterson is truly a winner. Whether you have read him before or not, this book and his style of presenting his thoughts will most likely resonate. This time around, Batterson helps to focus those, through Christianity, to "win" at each day. Whether the reader wants to lose weight, write a book, exercise, etc. the author understands that the task takes one day at a time. With nods to 12 Step programs and personal coaching he brings wisdom from these elements and scripture into a workable program. As always he uses personal stories, and well, as many, many interesting stories from history and culture to make his point about the different phases one can engage to win at each day. If I were to have one criticism it is that Mark Batterson tends to do too much around two things. First he uses historical or pop culture examples ad nauseam. I feel that he could cut back at half and make his same point. Additionally, I am not that much into sports, and since he tends to use sports analogies they do not resonate as much with me. Still, with that criticism, and having read almost all of his books, I put "Win the Day" up there as one of his best. It seems to me that with the year we have in 2020 it is time to gather, under God, and with the wisdom that Mark Batterson brings, and begin to embrace some wins.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Marriott

    It's always so hard to write reviews for Mark Batterson's books. It's hard to put into words the impact his writing has on me. This book is no different. In this book Mark explains the path to success measured in days. If you want to start doing something or start a new good habit or break a bad one, the easiest way to do it is to start that new behavior one day at a time. As a huge procrastinator, this idea was HUGE to me. If something seems daunting in any way, its easier for me to just put it It's always so hard to write reviews for Mark Batterson's books. It's hard to put into words the impact his writing has on me. This book is no different. In this book Mark explains the path to success measured in days. If you want to start doing something or start a new good habit or break a bad one, the easiest way to do it is to start that new behavior one day at a time. As a huge procrastinator, this idea was HUGE to me. If something seems daunting in any way, its easier for me to just put it off and never get around to it. But with the ideas shared in Win The Day, all I have to do is manage it for one day at a time. I recommend this book for anyone who is a procrastinator like me, for anyone that has a goal but doesn't know where to start because the prospect is too daunting, for anyone who has a bad habit that needs breaking, for anyone who struggles with daily prayer or bible reading, for anyone who needs focus on their lives and where they are going. And honestly, even if you are a very driven person, it's still worth a read. I feel like everyone in all walks of life can benefit from Mark's writing. I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher as part of the launch team.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Brett

    Mark Batterson is known for his ability to challenge, encourage, and inspire readers; "Win the Day" definitely fits in his literary works. Batterson shares his goal for writing this book,"pressing that button and unleashing the power of tenth-four hours." His outline takes readers through uniquely worded steps: "Flip the Script", "Kiss the Wave", "Eat the Frog", "Fly the Kite", "Cut the Rope", "Wind the Clock", and "Seize the Day." The unique steps will not only help you remember his method for Mark Batterson is known for his ability to challenge, encourage, and inspire readers; "Win the Day" definitely fits in his literary works. Batterson shares his goal for writing this book,"pressing that button and unleashing the power of tenth-four hours." His outline takes readers through uniquely worded steps: "Flip the Script", "Kiss the Wave", "Eat the Frog", "Fly the Kite", "Cut the Rope", "Wind the Clock", and "Seize the Day." The unique steps will not only help you remember his method for investing your day but his explanations of each principle will inspire and encourage you as well. To assist the readers on understanding this method, each principle is not only defined and described but there are also personal accounts, Bible verses, as well as historical stories that will draw your attention and challenge you. I believe that Batterson accomplishes his goal - it is difficult to read this book without being challenged and finding at least one principle to apply to your life. I can't wait to order a physical copy of this book to add to read again. I was part of the launch team. I was given access to a digital copy of "Win the Day" in exchange for an honest review of Mark Batterson's work.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Thomas

    When I begin reading a new book by Mark Batterson, I always have the same thought - “How can this be any better than *insert previous book?” Whisper and Chase the Lion are two of my favorites, among others, but Win the Day is an absolute blast to read and easily is now one of my favorites. Batterson’s writing style once again makes it easy for the reader to receive and understand the encouragement that’s being shared. Win the Day takes seven different habits that you can utilize daily and really When I begin reading a new book by Mark Batterson, I always have the same thought - “How can this be any better than *insert previous book?” Whisper and Chase the Lion are two of my favorites, among others, but Win the Day is an absolute blast to read and easily is now one of my favorites. Batterson’s writing style once again makes it easy for the reader to receive and understand the encouragement that’s being shared. Win the Day takes seven different habits that you can utilize daily and really emphasized the importance of living in the day. Yesterday is gone and done with. Tomorrow is unknown. But we can make the most of a single day and take things one day at a time. As usual, Batterson gives great insight and inspiration in his writing, with many memorable quotes that helped me in a time of life where I’m looking to make some big decisions. One quote that struck me is, “If you aren’t willing to put yourself in ‘this is crazy’ situations, you will never experience ‘this is awesome moments’”. Whether you’re assessing where you’re at in life, or if you’re just trying to thrive instead of survive in times of stress, Win the Day is a fantastic resource, for anyone, whether you have faith or not. As Batterson writes, “Don’t devalue the power of twenty-four hours”! Win the Day!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ed Albarez

    “I have learned to kiss the wave that strikes me against the rock of ages.” [C.H. Spurgeon] It was the first time I had stepped foot in the ocean since my childhood. Chest-deep in a moment, I absolutely had to catch just the right wave for this video...and then set it to just the right music later. Yes, I’m a dork that way but it had to be perfect. Could I die in the process? Not likely. Should I fear sharks? Honestly, I didn’t even think about it until after the fact. Did I catch the moment? Did “I have learned to kiss the wave that strikes me against the rock of ages.” [C.H. Spurgeon] It was the first time I had stepped foot in the ocean since my childhood. Chest-deep in a moment, I absolutely had to catch just the right wave for this video...and then set it to just the right music later. Yes, I’m a dork that way but it had to be perfect. Could I die in the process? Not likely. Should I fear sharks? Honestly, I didn’t even think about it until after the fact. Did I catch the moment? Did I kiss the wave? YES & AMEN! Little did I know that imagery would be accompanied by Batterson’s literary perfection in yet another masterpiece - WIN THE DAY: 7 Daily Habits To Help You Stress Less & Accomplish More. Once again, Mark combines amazing historical tidbits, personal testimonies and comedic genius with his unwavering faith to guide the reader not just into success in life, but into “unleashing the power of twenty-four hours.” “You cannot win the day until you win the hour, and you cannot win the hour until you win the minute.” It’s the beauty and wonder of life lived in and for the seconds. “Time is measured in minutes, while life is measured in moments.” Life-changing read! Your turn! Go and WIN THE DAY!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tom Corcoran

    Are you looking for a “how to” cookie cutter template or check list that will propel you to success? Be warned – you won’t find that in this book. What you will find is learned and experienced wisdom regarding “how to” introduce and institutionalize a set of basic habits that will ensure a life filled with maximized capacity. The author abundantly shares compelling and luminary antidotal tales that clarify how each will always produce positive results. Because one size does not fit all it will b Are you looking for a “how to” cookie cutter template or check list that will propel you to success? Be warned – you won’t find that in this book. What you will find is learned and experienced wisdom regarding “how to” introduce and institutionalize a set of basic habits that will ensure a life filled with maximized capacity. The author abundantly shares compelling and luminary antidotal tales that clarify how each will always produce positive results. Because one size does not fit all it will be up to you to prayerfully decide “how to” apply this wisdom to your specific circumstance. From its “introduction” to its “epilogue” the book’s ration is presented chronologically. It’s tempting to want to skip around and jump directly to those chapters you believe contains the solutions you seek. Don’t do that. Failing to integrate each habit into your life will lead to disaster. This book presents an opportunity to adapt a new lifestyle. You will need to make a choice. Win the Day!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Tammy

    I highly recommend this book to assist you in changing your thoughts and actions that might not be the best for you. We often get into odd habits that keep us bogged down and held back. After the year we've had in 2020, this book comes at a perfect time to pause, reflect and make changes for the upcoming year. The wisdom and encouragement in this book are great. The suggestions to change your life's story by making simple but necessary adjustments are very helpful. I loved the one-liners at the I highly recommend this book to assist you in changing your thoughts and actions that might not be the best for you. We often get into odd habits that keep us bogged down and held back. After the year we've had in 2020, this book comes at a perfect time to pause, reflect and make changes for the upcoming year. The wisdom and encouragement in this book are great. The suggestions to change your life's story by making simple but necessary adjustments are very helpful. I loved the one-liners at the beginning of each chapter like: "If you want to change your life, start by changing your story" and "If you want God to do the super, you've got to do the natural." Mmmm, these little nuggets are still rolling around in my mind. Loved them! Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher. The thoughts and comments above are my own. #PRHpartner #WaterBrookMultnomah @WaterBrookPress #Partner

  24. 5 out of 5

    Randy Tramp

    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. (I especially liked this section. The illustration - powerful.) 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 Cloud 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. (I especially liked this section. The illustration - powerful.) 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 unpacked each of these daily habits, I learned how to transform my daily life. With interesting illustrations, I clearly saw the lessons that changed my perspective. These images will stay in my mind for a long time, and even longer as habits form. Very good, unique, and highly recommended.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer K

    I really enjoyed reading Win The Day. I thought Batterson offered fresh ideas about living life deliberately. The book is filled with a variety of memorable examples both historical and contemporary. Batterson clearly communicates his ideas and has 7 phrases to help you remember the habits he describes. I didn’t rush through the material and found it easy to pick up every time that I returned to it. I plan to implement a few of his suggestions and I recommend this book to anyone interested in ma I really enjoyed reading Win The Day. I thought Batterson offered fresh ideas about living life deliberately. The book is filled with a variety of memorable examples both historical and contemporary. Batterson clearly communicates his ideas and has 7 phrases to help you remember the habits he describes. I didn’t rush through the material and found it easy to pick up every time that I returned to it. I plan to implement a few of his suggestions and I recommend this book to anyone interested in making each day count! I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Katie Price Walker

    Win the Day by focusing on what lies just ahead instead of the future. Sounds easy enough. Are you willing to make a change in one day, one week, one month, or one year? Daunting task for sure. But, aren’t we all willing to make a change for just one day. This book is thought provoking in how we can change how we think about seizing just one day and winning. 7 habits are outlined in this book to aide in winning the day. An easy read and one that can be read over and over to glean new information Win the Day by focusing on what lies just ahead instead of the future. Sounds easy enough. Are you willing to make a change in one day, one week, one month, or one year? Daunting task for sure. But, aren’t we all willing to make a change for just one day. This book is thought provoking in how we can change how we think about seizing just one day and winning. 7 habits are outlined in this book to aide in winning the day. An easy read and one that can be read over and over to glean new information. Another amazing book by Mark Batterson.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Craig

    If I'm being completely honest, I really needed this book! We all get stuck at times on a a seemingly never-ending merry-go-round of life. This is where I was when this book thankfully found its way to me. While there are really no new concerpts covered here, other than the catchy chapter headings, Batterson has creatively and masterfully packaged them together in a way that is simple and easy to follow. If you are looking for help escaping yesterday, while living in today and planning for tomor If I'm being completely honest, I really needed this book! We all get stuck at times on a a seemingly never-ending merry-go-round of life. This is where I was when this book thankfully found its way to me. While there are really no new concerpts covered here, other than the catchy chapter headings, Batterson has creatively and masterfully packaged them together in a way that is simple and easy to follow. If you are looking for help escaping yesterday, while living in today and planning for tomorrow, then look no further!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    Win the Day is a timely reminder, especially, in 2020 that it's never too late to turn disappointments into incredible opportunities. We can flip the script. We can seize the day. Filled with stories and encouragement, Win the Day is the handbook to making the most of each and every moment. We can win each day by following the seven habits that Mark shares. Definitely recommend that you check it out! Win the Day is a timely reminder, especially, in 2020 that it's never too late to turn disappointments into incredible opportunities. We can flip the script. We can seize the day. Filled with stories and encouragement, Win the Day is the handbook to making the most of each and every moment. We can win each day by following the seven habits that Mark shares. Definitely recommend that you check it out!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lori McDowell

    Mark Batterson never fails to meet me where I am and lead me forward. Win the Day is no exception. The 7 steps he outlines are a great way to make changes but not be overwhelmed. A New Year’s resolution is great but overwhelming. Sticking with something for a year is a lot. Even a week can be too much but he says can you commit for one day? One day is a step towards Winning the Day! I would highly recommend this book!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Emily P

    Batterson brings a helpful guide to those who want to reclaim lost time in return for a new outlook. "Win the Day" is a book great for anyone seeking to recalibrate their life, choosing to focus on what you can control. Batterson encourages the reader to use the time given each day to make the most of every moment. In a year like 2020, this is a great stepping stone for a new direction to start on in 2021. I was an early reader, thanks to the publisher. All opinions are my own. Batterson brings a helpful guide to those who want to reclaim lost time in return for a new outlook. "Win the Day" is a book great for anyone seeking to recalibrate their life, choosing to focus on what you can control. Batterson encourages the reader to use the time given each day to make the most of every moment. In a year like 2020, this is a great stepping stone for a new direction to start on in 2021. I was an early reader, thanks to the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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