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!
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A real gift from God
A friend gifted this book to me and it has been life changing. Batterson takes time to unpack the realism of what Lion Chasers are, and how the appearance if adversity in our lives is God gift of an opportunity to walk with Him. If you are expecting a "get to the point quickly- so I can make my problems go away" book you might be dissapointed. If you are seeking to understand what God is doing through the midst of challenges and adversity in your life, you'll be refreshed and empowered to follow our Lord and Savior all the more.
First you must know that I like Batterson and what he's doing with his church in DC. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. Essentially Batterson took an hour-long sermon and stretched it into a five-hour audiobook. Because I am facing some "lions" of my own, this book was recommended to me by a pastor. The points Batterson makes during the book are great, but it took too long to get there. Sorry Mark! Next time, spend less time on trivial examples/stories and more time depicting situations with more substance/conviction. You didn't really start challenging your readers until the last 50 minutes of the audiobook.
This was my first Batterson book and I loved it. I actually read the book. It made Wild Goose Chase seem pretty normal. Not sure if that's just because I read it second. I'm reading Primal now and I'm almost done. It is as good as In a Pit...if you like perspectives that aren't the norm in the church then you will like The Batterson style.