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In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars

Mark Batterson

About In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

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

Praise

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. Mark’s 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 church’s 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 humble—yet 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 you’ll see what I mean.”
-Craig Groeschel, Pastor of Lifechurch.tv, author of Chazown and Confessions of a Pastor

“Mark’s passion for God and our generation is contagious. His writing is honest and insightful. Go ahead—chase the lion!”
-Margaret Feinberg, Author of What the Heck Am I Going to Do With My Life?

About Mark Batterson

Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church, one church with eight campuses in Washington, DC. Mark’s newest book is, Chase the Lion, which releases September 6th, 2016. He is the New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker, and has also written a dozen other popular titles including If, Wild Goose Chase, and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. Mark has a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University and lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and their three children. Learn more at www.markbatterson.com.

Product Details

208 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Aug 16, 2016

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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Click Here to download the first chapter of In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson About In a Pit with a lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson 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! What if the life you really want, and the future God wants for you, is hiding right now in your biggest problem, your worst failure…your greatest fear?

Press Release

 
 
Groundbreaking Message by New York Times Best-selling Author Equips Believers to Seize their Divine Opportunities
 
In Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson
 
Hidden in the Old Testament book of 2 Samuel is the story of how the warrior Benaiah accomplished many heroic deeds. His most impressive exploit? He chased a lion into a pit and killed it. That single act of courage led to his commission as King David’s chief bodyguard.
 
With In Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars, (Multnomah, 8/16/16), New York Times best-selling author and Pastor Mark Batterson uses this often overlooked biblical passage to show how some of the best opportunities in a believer’s life will not be planned, but will seem like very scary surprises.
 
Batterson issues a strong challenge to Christians: “When we don’t have the guts to step out in faith and chase lions, then God is robbed of the glory that rightfully belongs to him,” he says. The question he poses the reader is: will you take the risk, embrace the uncertainty and wrestle the lion before you?
 
Combining insightful biblical teaching with inspiring stories from his own life and ministry, Batterson also coaches Christians to:
· courageously believe God’s promises for their lives
· unlearn their fears and see how God is increasing their capacity for victory via adversity
· keep in the step with the Holy Spirit instead of operating in their own strength
· learn to enjoy God’s unique journey for them
 
This new 10-year anniversary edition of In Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, which includes an additional chapter, equips a new generation to take hold of the divine opportunities before them.
 
For more information, visit www.markbatterson.com.
 
Praise for In a Pit with Lion on a Snowy Day
“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
 
“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
 
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. On September 6, 2016, Multnomah is releasing the sequel to In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, titled Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It’s Too Small.
 
Batterson is the founder and lead pastor of National Community Church (NCC), one church with eight 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, Relevant, 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:
www.MarkBatterson.com
www.Facebook.com/MarkBatterson
www.Twitter.com/MarkBatterson
 
 
ISBN 9781601429292: Trade paper; 240 Pages; $15.99 U.S./$21.99 Canada
 
eBook ISBN 9781601422088: $11.99 U.S. / $14.99 Canada

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By Paul Curry

This book dares to ask the question of will we face our challenges heads on.  To face them with such boldness, is often seen today as being brash and foolish. The author asks us if the challenges is more of tests of faith before a door of opportunity opens before us. This is a great motivational book about facing our fears. The only caution I have is that the book does seem to be too bold in stepping out on faith. Is taking a step of faith...

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By Jennifer Yates

Mark Batterson never ceases to amaze me. I've read other books of his but never picked this one up. I'm so glad I did. Who knew an obscure passage from 2nd Samuel would be so packed with wisdom and bravery. The book is broken into 7 skills that are used as pillars for people to rise up and fight their lion. I really like that this is a release and is updated; very similar to The Purpose Driven Life. I recieved this this book from blogging for...

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By Kali Story-Smith

This book was very intriguing. It was a book so packed with revelation and wisdom that it takes time to really understand and come to terms with all that you read. It was one of those books that bring you more clarity that you thought it would and helps you see things from a different perspective. It brought so much insight to my life and helped me see some more of the bigger picture, it is a read that answers some of our most sought after...

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By Natacha Ramos

This book is really, really good.I enjoyed learning and relearning the principles the author is teaching.I could feel all my excuses dying little by little. Weâ??re lion chasers for Godâ??s glory. We were not called to be safe, but to conquer the land our Lord has given us.I absolutely loved the message this book is bringing us. I especially loved the concept that holiness is not only about the things we shouldnâ??t do, but also about those...

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By Sally Ferguson

Do you have a lion youâ??re facing, that project looming larger than life? What about a fear you just canâ??t tackle? In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day will help you stare down your obstacle with a bravery you just didnâ??t know was possible. And, yes, it is that good. Mark Batterson has lassoed a beast many of us face, as we seek the courage to dream big dreams with God. Mark Batterson is the author of a dozen books, including The...

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