In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

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An inspiring book about stepping out in faith and following your God inspired dream. Batterson takes the unknown story on Benaiah and uses it an an analogy of how we should chase lions in life instead of playing it safe. 
Batterson encourages us to take risks. The greatest risk in life is taking no risk. We often look foolish, but following God’s will is never a foolish endeavor. 
My only complaint with the book is that the Benaiah analogy is over used. Still, a great story that inspires me to take action and live life to the fullest. 
Thanks to Multnomah Books and NetGalley for an advance reader copy of this book provided in exchange for an honest review.
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God has been  drawing me closer and encouraging me to follow my dreams ... this book had been even more of a challenge to chase after the big things in life instead of running away from them.  I have been reminded that I am uniquely created for a special purpose that only I can fulfilling.  As I chase after the "lions" in my life I have to face my fears and grow in faith. Very encouraging  book if you want to follow your calling in God.
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Mark Batterson is one of my favorite authors.  He writes in a clear, vivid, captivating style that brings Biblical truths to life for believers.  One of his books, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, brings an obscure passage of the Bible to life in a tangible way.  Batterson accompanies his insight into Biblical passages with anecdotes that bring the truths to current life. 

He explores the principle set in this passage about a man that chased a lion down into a pit.  He had a ferocious faith that compelled him to take a risk.  He won his battle that day by killing the lion.  Though this passage is not as famous as David's takedown of Goliath, it highlights an important spiritual principle about how to deal with obstacles.   Batterson expounds on this example, and teaches us significant truths about how to conquer anything that comes against us so that we can fulfill the assignment that brought us to earth for such a time as this. 

Batterson's examples ensure that the principles he teaches do more than sound nice or inspire us.  He wants to put into the hands of believers the tools God offers to equip us to refuse to back down from any challenge standing between us and the will of God.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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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. We’re lion chasers for God’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 shouldn’t do, but also about those things we should be doing, like facing our fears and killing some giants.

All our present battles are preparing us for a great future if we choose to see them as opportunities to grow and learn, so let’s fight with everything in us!

This is a book to encourage us and to make us understand that we’re supposed to be risk takers.

I got a bit overwhelmed by Benaiah’s story because it’s mentioned a lot! However, I know that’s the very heart of this book, so I won’t complain about it!

I’m thankful for this read.

**I received a copy of this book from Multnomah through Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**
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