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Trading Your If Only Regrets for God's What If Possibilities

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That tiny two-letter word is the hinge on the door of possibilities. Some of us are stuck in if only, living lives marked by regret. But God can turn your if only regrets into a what if attitude, a faith that looks forward to the future with holy confidence. There are 1,784 ifs in the Bible. The most significant? "If God is for us, who can be against us?" It's the game changer! God is always on our side--every day in every way. That one little if changes everything.

With his trademark enthusiasm and contagious joy, Mark Batterson helps you overcome feelings of guilt, fear, and doubt, because in Christ there is no condemnation. Unpacking the promises of Romans 8, he shows you how to transform your if only regrets into what if possibilities.

And because of that, the possibilities for your life are limitless.

Now in paper.


All that stands between you and your wildest dreams is one little if.

"From the first time I read a Mark Batterson book, I've loved the way he looks at life and faith. He doesn't say if only and settle for regret. He says what if and leans into adventure. Read this book and you will too!"--Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Do Over

"Mark Batterson brings God to life in ways that change us. Whatever is holding you back, lay it down. You don't want to miss the stories God has for you. Because if God is real, what do we have to lose?"--Jennie Allen, visionary of IF:Gathering, author of Restless

"Mark Batterson has the extraordinary gift of making inspiration seem contagious. If will motivate and encourage you in a way that is genuinely entertaining and solidly biblical."--Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Miracles and Bonhoeffer

"Finally, a book that shows you how and why we should all take the risks that lead to a life of genuine and faithful purpose."--Judah Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus Is

"I am inspired, strengthened, and encouraged, ready to take on life's challenges and continue in pursuit of my dreams."--Mara Schiavocampo, correspondent, Good Morning America


Mark Batterson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, The Grave Robber, and A Trip around the Sun, as well as a dozen other books. He is the lead pastor of National Community Church, one church with seven 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 and follow him on Twitter @markbatterson.


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"From the first time I read a Mark Batterson book (In a Pit with a really long title, you know the one I'm talking about), I've loved the way he looks at life and faith. He doesn't say if only and settle for regret. He says what if and leans into adventure. Read this book and you will too!"

Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck

"Mark Batterson brings God to life in ways that change us. IF:Gathering exists because of the power of this little word and the way God moves through dreams rather than fear. Whatever is holding you back, lay it down. You don't want to miss the stories God has for you. Because if God is real, what do we have to lose?"

Jennie Allen, visionary of IF:Gathering and author of Restless

"Mark Batterson has the extraordinary gift of making inspiration seem contagious. His new book If will motivate and encourage you in a way that is genuinely entertaining and solidly biblical."

Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Miracles and Bonhoeffer

"Finally, a book that shows you how and why we should all take the risks that lead to a life of genuine and faithful purpose."

Judah Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus Is

"Pastor Mark has a gift for making spiritual truths accessible and actionable. His writing is informative, enlightening, educational, and a pleasure to read. It will leave you filled with the peace that comes only from renewed faith. Pastor Mark's books have provided more spiritual guidance for me than anything else, except for the Bible, of course! If will remind you of God's promises, reinforce the key principles of your faith, and reinvigorate your spiritual walk. I am inspired, strengthened, and encouraged, ready to take on life's challenges and continue in pursuit of my dreams. Thank you, Pastor Mark!"

Mara Schiavocampo, correspondent, Good Morning America

"What if God really does want what's best for us? That's the intriguing question Mark Batterson encourages us to ask--and it's the one that can change our whole lives."

David Green, CEO, Hobby Lobby

"There is no better storyteller than Mark Batterson. His insights will stop you cold in your tracks and help you discover a great what if for your life."

Ben Arment, author of Dream Year and creator of the Story conference

"Forget regret! Give up guilt! Do away with doubt! Mark Batterson shows us how to move forward with confidence and enthusiasm, knowing that God is not just right by our side but on our side."

Hugh Freeze, head football coach, University of Mississippi


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  1. Mark Batterson

    Mark Batterson

    Mark Batterson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, The Grave Robber, A Trip around the Sun, and If. He is the lead pastor of National Community Church, one church with eight campuses in...

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