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God doesn't bless us to raise our standard of living. God blesses us to raise our standard of giving, and that's where true joy is found. The New York Times best-selling author of Chase the Lion challenges us not to settle for half of what God offers when it comes to blessings - we are blessed to bless. 

His discovery started with a simple experiment. Whenever Batterson received a blessing, he would give a similar blessing away. If someone paid him a compliment or gave him a gift or went out of their way to help him, he would return the favor by doing something similar for someone else.

We flip the blessing by blessing others in the way God has blessed us. That’s how the blessing becomes a double blessing. It turns giving into a game - one we can’t win because God will always outgive us! It’s an ancient truth found within the Abrahamic covenant: "I will bless you...and you will be a blessing."

In other words, we are blessed to bless. The first blessing is receiving, but it doesn’t end there. The second blessing is giving it away! That’s the double blessing. And that’s where double joy is found.

In a day and age where the idea of blessing has been reduced to a hashtag (#blessed), Batterson challenges listeners to pursue true, God-glorifying blessing and experience an exponential impact by participating in the double blessing.

Don’t settle for half of what God offers. Discover how you can both get it and give it...in Double Blessing.

©2019 Mark Batterson (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Practical. Encouraging. Motivating. God is the greatest giver of all, so it makes sense that He loves to honor stunning generosity. Double Blessing challenges us to reframe our perception of blessing, seeing God’s gifts as opportunities for increased generosity. Mark Batterson calls all of us to not only receive God’s blessings but also to excellently use what we’ve been given to bring glory to God and grace to those around us." (Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church, founder of Passion Conferences, author of Not Forsaken)

"I love Mark Batterson’s transparency about his own journey toward incredible generosity. And his practical advice in Double Blessing will get you up and moving in the right direction before you know it. But I’ll warn you to keep a pen handy. He’s got some great one-liners that you’ll want to remember - and probably claim as your own!" (Dave Ramsey, best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host)

"Double Blessing is a genuine, powerful nudge toward God’s bighearted way. It will spark wonder and hope, leaving you ready to bless others through your blessings. That is the best way to live!" (Bob Goff, author of the New York Times best sellers Love Does and Everybody, Always)

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Makarios is real!🙏🏼💛☀️

Blessing is a natural law as old as gravity and true as science 🧬. Mark shares biblical perspectives and stories which will challenge and change your perspective on the meaning of this word.

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Excellent and inspiring

Mark’s journey with God is both inspiring and challenging! You cannot out give God. That is a fact and Batterson’s book Double Blessing using scripture and various examples is a inspiring read. Giving is a privilege we as Christians have to further the kingdom of God and to do good in the world in which we live. I am stirred to do this to a greater extent!

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Great Book

I love that this book has specific examples of what I can start doing today, regardless of where I am in my journey to bless others. The side stories are great visuals.

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A great example of a lifetime of being a blessing. Batterson really shows you by example what to do and how to do it... be a blessing.

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Game changer

I would give this book 10 stars if I could. Has the power to influence you in a way that could change your life and change the world. Thank you, Mark Batterson, for sharing your blessing. This kingdom business owner is dreaming bigger dreams.

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Phenomenal Book

Excellent book. Mark is an excellent narrator. Absolutely loved how he expands the concept of God's blessings on us and how when we flip the blessing inorder to bless others it raises the stakes. Blessings are not just financial. Mark shows it's so much more

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A must read.

This book was absolutely wonderful. If you are a fan of Mark Batterson you will love this book. It’s an eye-opening and learning experience not to be forgotten. Will definitely apply what I have learned in this book to my every day life.

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I was double blessed

Wow So many great ideas On how to give blessings!! Wow Worth the listen. You will learn so much

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It helped me get a good job and I am doing good job and I am ready for a job so I can come to take you home from schoolwork’s you tomorrow morning tomorrow and get it tomorrow you guys are going home to the house 🏠 is that a good night night and night night I can go to church and then I can come over tomorrow maybe I will see you tomorrow morning bye ya ya hey hey grandpa scot was a nice relaxing 😌 morning and lily is going tomorrow night I love 💕 is my morning birthday dinner yet so I will be home 🏡 I love ❤️ you know when I get a chance I can see you guys tomorrow and then you guys are ya hey grandpa 👴🏻 was the day I got to church I just want you guys there bye 👋

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Blessings

A great reminder of the power of blessing others and counting our blessings. A must read for all those wanting to have a positive impact on the world around them.

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Such a blessing

So much in this book, I have read it, listened to it and still feel there is more to get from it.
Mark brings the bible to life, teaching, challenging and enlightening. Wisdom and insight. Thank you Mark.