In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day (Google eBook)

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Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, Aug 19, 2008 - Religion - 125 pages
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Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase. You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day is inspired by one of the most obscure yet courageous acts recorded in Scripture, a blessed and audacious act that left no regrets: “Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it” (2 Samuel 23:20 -21). Unleash the lion chaser within!

What if the life you really want, and the future God wants for you, is hiding right now in your biggest problem, your worst failure…your greatest fear?

Story Behind the Book
“Our best days often start out as our worst days. And our greatest opportunities are often disguised as our biggest problems. You can land in a pit with a lion on a snowy day, and it will seem like the end of the road. But God is in the recycling business. He recycles past experiences and uses them to prepare us for future opportunities. That is the story of my life. And that is the story of your life. Look in the rearview mirror long enough and you’ll see that God has purposely positioned you everywhere you’ve been—even when it seemed you’d taken a wrong turn.”
—Mark Batterson

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Easy to read, made some great points, encouraging. - Goodreads
The writing was wretched, the... - Goodreads
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I like Mark's writing style - very comfortable. - Goodreads
Love his writing and challenges to chase our fears. - Goodreads
Pity the ending was a hard landing. - Goodreads

Review: In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars

User Review  - Alfie - Goodreads

Definitely one of the best books I've read. Witty, compelling and soul-searching altogether. Pity the ending was a hard landing. Read full review

Review: In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars

User Review  - Lindsey - Goodreads

This book is incredible! Mark really encourages Christians to stop living safe, explainable lives and start living the dreams God has put on your heart. They will be different shapes and sizes, but ... Read full review


Locking Eyes with Your Lion
Unlearning Your Fears
The Art of Reframing
Guaranteed Uncertainty
Playing It Safe Is Risky
Grab Opportunity by the Mane
The Importance of Looking Foolish
Unleash the Lion Chaser Within

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About the author (2008)

Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church ( ) in Washington DC . Targeting emerging generations, 73 percent of NCCers are single twentysomethings that live or work on Capitol Hill. Currently one church with three locations, the vision of NCC is to meet in movie theaters @ metro stops throughout the DC area. The podcast is one of the fastest-growing church podcasts in America . Mark is also a daily blogger @ . Mark lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and three children.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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