New York Times Best-selling Author Issues A Bold Challenge to Conquer Fear and Pursue Impossible Dreams New York Times
bestselling author and pastor Mark Batterson says it’s time for Christians to truly believe God for the seemingly impossible dreams that He has placed in their hearts. Yet fear has kept many of them from even taking the first step towards this scary 500-pound lion.
In Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It’s Too Small
(Multnomah, Sept. 6, 2016), Batterson delivers a bold and radical message to believers everywhere: “It’s time to quit playing it safe and conquer the lion!”
He encourages readers to chase ideas so impossible that victory demands they face their fears, defy the odds, and hold tight to God.
“Our greatest regret at the end of our lives will be the God-ordained opportunities we left on the table, the God-given passions we didn’t pursue, and the God-sized dreams we didn’t go after because we let fear dictate our decisions,” Batterson says.
“Chase the Lion” is Batterson’s life motto and the book is the much-anticipated thematic sequel to his seminal In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day,
which focused entirely on the obscure story in II Samuel of an ancient warrior named Benaiah who chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day—and then killed it.
In Chase the Lion
, Batterson provides practical insight from the stories of David’s mighty men and also brings the reader through many modern stories of lion chasers who boldly advanced past their fears and mistakes into their destiny. Ranging from inventors to families pursuing a child to adopt, he shows how, when these men and women finally saw their dream become a reality, they left a remarkable legacy that would bless future generations.
Batterson is pastor of National Community Church (NCC) in Washington D.C., known for its great influence and innovative ministry in eight locations throughout the city. In the book, he recounts the remarkable ways God has helped his team overcome great obstacles and establish their unique ministry centers. These include Miracle Church (housed in a movie theater) and Ebenezer’s, the largest coffee shop on Capitol Hill.
For those who don’t have a dream yet, Batterson says, “The best way to discover your dream is to help others accomplish theirs!”
Written in a way that both challenges and encourages, the revolutionary message of Chase the Lion
will help unleash the faith and courage people need to identify, chase, and catch the 500-hundred pound dreams in their lives. For more information, visit www.chasethelion.com. Praise for Chase the Lion
“Creative. Inspiring. Challenging. Batterson’s writings always leave us encouraged, and Chase the Lion
is no exception. If you feel as if life has caused you to shrink the size of your dreams, this book is for you!”
, pastor of Passion City Church, founder of Passion Conferences, and author of The Comeback
“Chase the Lion
is a powerful, passionate, and inspiring message! When you pursue God’s dream for your life, it can be a little scary, but man is it worth it!”
“Pastor Mark has done it again! This is a must-read for anyone who has ever felt discouraged or disappointed. Chase the Lion
not only helped me take a fresh look at my life’s purpose, but it also gave me the renewed energy to dream big and work hard. Pastor Mark is truly gifted at making God’s Word accessible and encouraging.”
, Good Morning America
“Mark Batterson reminds us to trust in the powerful truth that with God we don’t have to let our thinking be limited. By obeying Him, we let our growing faith push us to dream big and lean in ever closer to Him without fear or hesitation. It’s time to trust in our God, who allows us to accomplish things that seem bigger than we could ever imagine!”
, pastor of Life.Church and author of #Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World 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
. His first book—In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
—is being re-released with new bonus material by Multnomah on August 16, 2016.
Batterson is the founder and lead pastor of National Community Church (NCC), one church with seven locations. It’s one of the most innovative and influential churches in America. NCC also owns and operates Ebenezer’s, the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill. He’s been featured on many media outlets including The Washington Post, The Glenn Beck Program
, Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family
and The 700 Club.
Mark has a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University and lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and their three children.
Visit him online at:
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