Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small

Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small

by Mark Batterson
Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small

Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small

by Mark Batterson


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Quit playing it safe and start running toward the roar! 

When the image of a man-eating beast travels through the optic nerve and into the visual cortex, the brain sends the body a simple but urgent message: run away! That’s what normal people do, but not lion chasers. Rather than seeing a five-hundred-pound problem, they see an opportunity for God to show up and show His power.
Chase the Lion is more than a catch phrase; it’s a radically different approach to life. It’s only when we stop fearing failure that we can fully seize opportunity by the mane. With grit and gusto, New York Times best-selling author Mark Batterson delivers a bold message to everyone with a big dream.

This is a wake-up call to stop living as if the purpose of life was to simply arrive safely at death. Our dreams should scare us. They should be so big that without God they would  be  impossible to achieve. Quit running away from what you’re afraid of.
Chase the lion! 
Change the world!

What is your five-hundred-pound dream?

In this highly anticipated sequel to his best-selling In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Mark Batterson invites lion chasers everywhere to chase dreams so impossible that victory demands we face our fears, defy the odds, and hold tight to God.

These are the kind of dreams that will make you a bigger person and the world a better place.
Based upon 2 Samuel 23, Chase the Lion tells the true story of an ancient warrior named Benaiah who chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day—and then killed it. For most people, that situation wouldn’t just be a problem…it would be the last problem they ever faced. For Benaiah, it was an opportunity to step into his destiny. After defeating the lion, he landed his dream job as King David’s bodyguard and eventually became commander-in-chief of Israel’s army under King Solomon.

Written in a way that both challenges and encourages, this revolutionary book will help unleash the faith and courage you need to identify, chase, and catch the five-hundred-pound dreams in your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601428851
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 502,025
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mark Batterson is the New York Times best-selling author of a dozen books, including The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, and Wild Goose Chase. He is the lead pastor of National Community Church (NCC), one of the most innovative and influential churches in America. One church with eight campuses, NCC also owns and operates Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse, the Miracle Theatre, and the DC Dream Center. Mark holds a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University. He and his wife, Lora, and their  three children love living on Capitol Hill.
Twitter: @markbatterson

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Table of Contents

1 Chase the Lion 1

On a snowy day, he chased a lion down into a pit and killed it.-2 Samuel 23:20, NLT

2 A Dream Within a Dream 7

These are the names of David's mighty warriors.-2 Samuel 23:8

3 The Ripple Effect 19

In one encounter-2 Samuel 23:8

4 The Door to the Future 29

He raised his spear against eight hundred men.-2 Samuel 23:8

5 The Game of Inches 39

He was with David when they taunted the Philistines.-2 Samuel 23:9

6 The Decisive Moment 53

But Eleazar stood his ground.-2 Samuel 23:10

7 Frozen 65

Till his hand grew tired and froze to the sword-2 Samuel 23:10

8 Field of Dreams 77

There was a field full of lentils.-2 Samuel 23:11

9 On This Spot 89

At the cave of Adullam-2 Samuel 23:13

10 The Lion's Den 99

Is it not the blood of men who went at the risk of their lives?-2 Samuel 23:17

11 Fight Club 107

A valiant fighter from Kabzeel-2 Samuel 23:20

12 Rim to the Roar 119

He chased a lion.-2 Samuel 23:20, NLT

13 Snowy Day 129

On a snowy day-2 Samuel 23:20

14 Five-Pound Dream 139

He snatched the spear-2 Samuel 23:21

15 Double Destiny 147

He too was as famous as the three mighty warriors.-2 Samuel 23:22

16 Chain Reaction 155

And David put him in charge of his bodyguard.-2 Samuel 23:23

17 The Rabbit Room 165

Among the Thirty-2 Samuel23:24

18 Counter narratives 173

Benaiah the Pirathonite-2 Samuel 23:30

19 The Thirteenth Virtue 181

Naharai the Beerothite, the armor-bearer of Joab son of Zeruiah-2 Samuel 23:37

20 A Hundred Years from Now 189

There were thirty-seven in all.-2 Samuel 23:39

Discussion Questions 202

Acknowledgments 210

Notes 211

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