Tuesday, December 27, 2016

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
Written By: Mark Batterson

Book Overview:

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?
Story Behind the Book
“Our best days often start out as our worst days. And our greatest opportunities are often disguised as our biggest problems. You can land in a pit with a lion on a snowy day, and it will seem like the end of the road. But God is in the recycling business. He recycles past experiences and uses them to prepare us for future opportunities. That is the story of my life. And that is the story of your life. Look in the rearview mirror long enough and you’ll see that God has purposely positioned you everywhere you’ve been—even when it seemed you’d taken a wrong turn.”
My Thoughts:
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I underlined and highlighted so many places while I was reading it.  I also told other people about certain sections of the book as I was reading it because I felt it was something they could apply to their life. From the first chapter I was hooked, with the thought that God puts us where we need to be, when we need to be there... but often times it feels like the wrong time and the wrong place. Another great point was that "Lion chasers thrive in the toughest circumstances because they know impossible odds set the stage for amazing miracles." I don't know about you but when I am going through difficult times its is hard to stop and think about the miracle just waiting for me.  The chapter on unlearning your fears hit me pretty hard. I thought, "yes, this is just what I need to do!" I loved what he had to say about spiritual growth, in that half of it is learning what we don't know and the other half is unlearning what we do know.  Guaranteed uncertainty, playing it safe, sacrifice, opportunity, looking foolish....this book has been such an amazing read.  I feel there is something for everybody within the pages of this book.

I recieved this book in exchange for an honest review from Blogging For Books

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