New York Times Bestselling Author & Prominent Pastor Mark Batterson Challenges Readers
with a 30-Day Guide to Help Them Reach Their Big Dreams
Known for his inspirational and motivational messages, nationally-respected pastor and New York Times
bestselling author Mark Batterson now returns with “Do It for a Day: How to Make or Break Any Habit in 30 Days
,” (Multnomah hardcover; on sale 11/2/21), which challenges readers to adopt seven powerful habits for 30 days to help jump-start their journey toward reaching their big dreams.
Destiny is not a mystery. “Destiny is daily habits,” Batterson says. Our lives are built on our patterns of behavior: both constructive and counterproductive habits. Whether we attain the things we desire—mental and physical health, financial freedom, fulfilling relationships—is determined by the things each person does and the things they don’t. The good news? Each person is just one habit away from a totally different life! No need to try to tackle the next 30 years…we just have to start with right now.
Batterson—who often speaks at college and professional athletes’ chapel services—expertly coaches readers to begin by identifying a change that is: measurable, meaningful, and maintainable
Throughout the book, he shares key insights on habit formation including:
• Why the science of habit formation is as old as the “Sermon on the Mount”
• How to leverage habit-making and habit-breaking techniques such as habit switching and habit stacking
• Understanding the habit cycle and how Christians can interrupt the “anxiety prompt” using their authority in Christ
• The importance of the domino effect and positive association in habit formation
• How many of our habits are based on false assumptions and why breaking a bad habit by not
doing it is not a long-term solution
• How using a gratitude journal can benefit our emotional and spiritual health (timely near Thanksgiving
• What we can learn about habit formation from the lives of leaders such as: Benjamin Franklin (Taking Inventory
), Winston Churchill (Consistency
), Teddy Roosevelt (Do It Difficult
), Beethoven (Kiss the Wave
), and world-class athletes like Olympian Bob Beamon (Change Your Story
), and Diana Nyad (Know Your Name
In each daily challenge, he leads readers through a personal, practical application of one of the 7 life-changing habits that he introduced readers to in his bestselling Win the Day
: Flip the Script, Kiss the Wave, Eat the Frog, Fly the Kite, Cut the Rope, Wind the Clock, and Seed the Clouds. Do It for a Day
is a 30-day plan to help people of all ages and stages of life begin this life-changing journey.
“At the end of the day, your habits aren’t just about you. They’re about loving God and loving others….you don’t break bad habits just for you. You do it for your friends and family, neighbors and employers. Ultimately you do it with the help and for the glory of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” –Mark Batterson
For more information, visit MarkBatterson.com or waterbrookmultnomah.com Author Biography: Mark Batterson
is the lead pastor of National Community Church (NCC) in Washington, DC. One church in multiple locations, NCC owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse and the DC Dream Center. Mark is the New York Times
best-selling author of 22 books, including Do It for a Day: How to Make or Break Any Habit in 30 Days, Win the Day, Chase the Lion
and the children’s book The Blessing of You
(on sale 10/26/21; co-written with his daughter Summer). He’s been featured on media outlets including The Today Show
, Good Morning America, The Washington Post
, Forbes.com, The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast, The Ziglar Show, That Sounds Fun with Annie Downs
and FoxNews.com. Mark and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill and have three children. Visit markbatterson.com and @MarkBatterson for more information.