Regarding Mark Batterson, you said that, “I know that he really, really loves Jesus”. While I appreciate your sentiments, that simply isn’t the issue. But for the sake of argument, how would begin to establish such a determination? Would you watch how the speak about Jesus? Would you look to see how much love others? Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments”. (John 14:15 NASB).
MARK BATTERSON: “Bold prayers honor God, and God honors bold prayers. God isn’t offended by your biggest dreams or boldest prayers. He is offended by anything less.” (The Circle Maker, iBook Pg 16)
JESUS CHRIST: “Give us this day our daily bread.”(Matthew 6:11 NASB)
-When Jesus Christ teaches us to pray for our but our daily bread, has He offended God?
I could read any book Mark Batterson writes all day long. His stories are so enthralling and inspiring and his ability to turn a phrase and capture the thought of a Scripture verse or story is truly unique. In this walk through Romans 8 (“the Great 8”), Batterson challenges the reader to consider the ten if’s and their implications for the Christian life.