Mark Batterson serves as the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D. C. Recognized as 'one of America's 25 most innovative churches, ' NCC is one church with seven locations. Mark's blog (www.markbatterson.com) and webcast (www.theaterchurch.com) also reach a virtual congregation around the world. Mark is the author of several bestselling books, including New York Times Bestseller - The Circle Maker and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. He and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill with their three children.and You can follow Mark on Twitter: @markbatterson SPANISH BIO
ECPA bestseller Praise for Mark Batterson "With Soulprint
Mark Batterson has done it again! He has asked the questions that
led me into a self-discovery that enlarged my vision of God's
purpose in my life."
--Ruth Graham, speaker and author of Fear Not Tomorrow, God is Already There
"Mark weaves us through the Great Commandment with insights that are both winsome and wise, peaking both curiosity and conviction. He calls us to a discipleship free of the trappings of shriveled self-concern, drawing us to give ourselves, with abandon, to others as we heed Jesus' call to "love God" above all. This book will fuel clarity of call and persevering strength for those who will journey in obedience to the Gospel - in its wholeness of justice, mercy, and faithfulness - for a lifetime."
--Gary Haugen, president & CEO of International Justice Mission and author of Good News About Injustice, Terrify No More, and Just Courage
"Too many of us are doing life at an unsustainable pace and losing sight of our first love. In his new book Primal, Mark Batterson invites you to rediscover the reality of Christ and His passions. This book will challenge you, push you, and stretch you. You will walk away righteously aggravated, but catapulted into action."
--Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor of LifeChurch.tv
"Mark, I'm with you. It's time for the believers to be more. Let's hear the voice of God and be that Holy passionate fire that we are called to be. It's the primal way."
--Shaun Alexander, 2005 NFL MVP, acclaimed speaker and author of Touchdown Alexander and The Walk
"As a leader and teacher, Mark Batterson brings imagination, energy, and insight. Mark's genuine warmth and sincerity spill over into his communication, combining an intense love for his community with a passionate desire to see them living the life God dreams for them. I appreciate his willingness to take bold risks and go to extraordinary lengths to reach our culture with a message that is truly relevant."
--Ed Young, senior pastor of Fellowship Church
"A thoughtful and energetic leader, Mark Batterson presses us to consider how we live out our faith in the world around us. When Mark has something to say, I am quick to listen."
--Frank Wright, PhD, president and CEO of National Religious Broadcasters