A Trip around the Sun: Turning Your Everyday Life into the Adventure of a Lifetime

A Trip around the Sun: Turning Your Everyday Life into the Adventure of a Lifetime


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What happens when we take Jesus at his word when he says, "I have come that you might have life and have it to the full?" New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson and his mentor Richard Foth have done just that with their lives—and in A Trip around the Sun, they show readers how they too can experience their life and faith as the ultimate adventure.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801016837
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mark Batterson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker and The Grave Robber. He is the lead pastor of National Community Church, one church with eight campuses in Washington, DC. Mark has a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University and lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and their three children. Learn more at www.markbatterson.com.

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Choose Adventure 9

1 For the Love of Risk 19

2 Accumulate Experiences 28

3 The Original Adventure 38

4 The Preposition That Will Change Your Life 49

5 Who Is More Important Than What 57

6 Stepping Stones 66

7 Shared Goals 74

8 The Locus of Love 82

9 Invaluable and Irreplaceable 89

10 Holy and Happy 97

11 Playing for Keeps 105

12 Never a Dull Moment 115

13 The Five-and-a-Half-Inch World between Your Ears 123

14 Books with Skin Covers 130

15 Learn as If You'll Live Forever 138

16 Success Is Succession 147

17 Reverse Mentoring 157

18 Fully Alive 165

19 Lineage and Legacy 173

20 Two Thumbs Up 183

Conclusion: Another Day, Another Adventure 193

Acknowledgments 200

Notes 203

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