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  • Double Blessing

  • Don't Settle for Less Than You're Called to Bless
  • By: Mark Batterson
  • Narrated by: Mark Batterson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (221 ratings)

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Double Blessing

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Publisher's summary

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)