CNLP 296: MARK BATTERSON ON HOW HE BEAT OVERWHELM TO KEEP HIS MARRIAGE STRONG, STRATEGIC QUITTING AND CONTINUAL INNOVATION AND WHY BLESSING AND GENEROSITY AREN’T TIED TO THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL

CareyNieuwhof.com | 10/8/2019 | Staff
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As his career as an author and speaker took off, Mark Batterson was faced with so many requests for his time that he couldn’t keep up. The insane pace eventually led to his wife, Lora, telling Mark that she “didn’t sign up for this.”

Mark talks about how Lora’s concern led him to scale back radically and the impact that’s had on him, how innovation keeps fueling his 23 years in leadership, and why the subject of blessing isn’t just tied to the prosperity Gospel.

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Early on in Mark’s ministry, he learned that the average author puts two years of life experience into a book. Mark did the math and realized that if he were to read 250 books in one year, he would be able to gain 500 years of life experience in that year. This motivated him to read as much as he possibly could.

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How did Mark have time to read that many books? He credited a couple different things:

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