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.
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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