Ever been in the wrong place at the wrong time...several times? These memories leave you with an ill taste in your mouth, and nothing good seems to come from them. But what if the seemingly messy pieces of your life were actually strategically positioned by God? What if you've actually been in the right place at the right time every time? In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day will help you make sense of your past. You'll begin to connect the dots to see clearly how God has been preparing you for future opportunities. With a God's-eye perspective, you'll soon be thanking Him - even for lions, pits, and snowy days.
What if the life you really want and the future God wants for you are hiding right now in your biggest problem, your worst failure…your greatest fear?
"Mark has become one of the most important voices for a new generation. Anything he touches changes lives. Read this book and youll 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
"Dont settle for a normal life. Conquer your fears, accept His anointing, jump into that pit, chase the lion, and watch Gods Kingdom come in amazing ways." CHRISTINE CAINE, founder of Propel Women, author of Unashamed
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!
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.
Praise for In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
"A thoughtful and energetic leader, Mark Batterson presses us to consider how we live out our faith in the world around us. When Mark has something to say, I am quick to listen."
-Frank Wright, PhD, President and CEO, National Religious Broadcasters
"Mark Batterson is one of the outstanding younger leaders in the U.S. today. As a pastor, he demonstrates his gifts and character in leadership and preaching. As a writer, he communicates wisdom and hope with both energy and clarity."
-Brian McLaren, Author and activist
"As a leader and teacher, Mark Batterson brings imagination, energy, and insight. Marks genuine warmth and sincerity spill over into his communication, combining an intense love for his community with a passionate desire to see them living the life God dreams for them. 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
"Mark Batterson is one of the churchs most forward thinkers. In this book, he compels us to look both behind and ahead to discover answers to the whys in our lives. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day helps us make sense of this beautiful mess we call life."
-Lindy Lowry, Editor, Outreach magazine
"Mark Batterson is down-to-earth and humbleyet constantly pushes me to grow. I follow him as a leader, admire him as an innovator, and love him as a friend. Mark has become one of the most important voices for a new generation. Anything he touches changes lives. Read this book and youll see what I mean."
-Craig Groeschel, Pastor of Lifechurch.tv, author of Chazown and Confessions of a Pastor
"Marks passion for God and our generation is contagious. His writing is honest and insightful. Go aheadchase the lion!"
-Margaret Feinberg, Author of What the Heck Am I Going to Do With My Life?
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