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In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day


In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson

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!


WOW!! This is probably the BEST non-fiction book I’ve read in a long time.

Here are a few of the excerpts that I’d like to share to inspire you to read this book too.

“But Benaiah did what lion chasers do. He defied the odds. He didn’t focus on his disadvantages. He didn’t make excuses. He didn’t try to avoid situations where the odds were against him. Lion chasers know God is bigger and more powerful than any problem they face in this world. They thrive in the toughest circumstances because they know that impossible odds set the stage for amazing miracles. That is how God reveals his glory-and how He blesses you in ways you never could have imagined.”

“Complications are often a byproduct of blessing.
A relationship with God will complicate your life, but it will complicate your life in ways it should be complicated. Sin will complicate you life in ways that is shouldn’t be complicated. One way or the other, life is complicated.”

“The more you’re willing to risk, the more God can use you. And if you’re willing to risk everything, then there is nothing God can’t do in you and through you.”


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