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

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

by Mark Batterson


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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! #InAPit

“Mark has become one of the most important voices for a new generation. Anything he touches changes lives. Read this book and you’ll see what I mean.”  
— Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church, author of Chazown and Dare to Drop the Pose

“As a leader and teacher, Mark Batterson brings imagination, energy, and insight. I appreciate his willingness to take bold risks and go to extraordinary lengths to reach our culture with a message that is truly relevant.”  
— Ed Young, senior pastor, Fellowship Church

“Don’t settle for a normal life. Conquer your fears, accept His anointing, jump into that pit, chase the lion, and watch God’s Kingdom come in amazing ways.”  
— Christine Caine, founder of Propel Women, author of Unashamed

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601429292
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 56,327
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mark Batterson is the New York Times best-selling author of a dozen books, including The Circle Maker 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 Ebenezers Coffeehouse, the Miracle Theatre, and the DC Dream Center. Mark holds a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University. He and his wife, Lora, have three children, and love living on Capitol Hill.

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Locking Eyes with Your Lion

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Table of Contents

A Note from the Author: A Decade of Dreams 9

Chapter 1 Locking Eyes with Your Lion 13

Chapter 2 The Odd Thing About Odds 25

Chapter 3 Unlearning Your Fears 45

Chapter 4 The Art of Reframing 63

Chapter 5 Guaranteed Uncertainty 83

Chapter 6 Playing It Safe Is Risky 105

Chapter 7 Grab Opportunity by the Mane 129

Chapter 8 The Importance of Looking Foolish 151

Chapter 9 Unleash the Lion Chaser Within 171

Chapter 10 The Multiplication Anointing 177

Acknowledgments 187

Endnotes 189

An excerpt from Chase the Lion 195

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