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Change the world What is your five-hundred-pound dream? In this highly anticipated sequel to his best-selling In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Mark Batterson invites lion chasers everywhere to chase dreams so impossible that victory demands we face our fears, defy the odds, and hold tight to God. These are the kind of dreams that will make you a bigger person and the world a better place.
Based upon 2 Samuel 23, Chase the Lion tells the true story of an ancient warrior named Benaiah who chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day--and then killed it. For most people, that situation wouldn't just be a problem...it would be the last problem they ever faced. For Benaiah, it was an opportunity to step into his destiny. After defeating the lion, he landed his dream job as King David's bodyguard and eventually became commander-in-chief of Israel's army under King Solomon. Written in a way that both challenges and encourages, this revolutionary book will help unleash the faith and courage you need to identify, chase, and catch the five-hundred-pound dreams in your life.
- ISBN-13: 9781601428851
- ISBN-10: 1601428855
- Publisher: Multnomah Books
- Publish Date: September 2016
- Page Count: 224
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-09-19
- Reviewer: Staff
In a breezy style, Batterson (The Circle Maker) whisks readers on a wild ride through a muscular Christianity as he expounds modern examples of the biblical King Davids private band of warriors. Second Samuel 23, Batterson says, is more than a laundry list of 37 names. Its a whos who list. Part personal memoir based on his exciting life (hes been pastor of Washington, D.C.s National Community Church for two decades) and part inspirational self-help compendium for spurring spiritual innovation and entrepreneurialism, this book challenges readers to resist fear and rise to a God-sized dream. Batterson jumps from the pluck of Wilbur Wright to Vince Lombardi aphorisms and from ¡Three Amigos! quips to George Washingtons military strategy, always cheering those who grab for Gods calling: Faithfulness is not holding down the fort. Faithfulness is chasing five-hundred pound lions. Batterson writes with lively flair and a brimming confidence in the message of Christ. This book is perfect for those looking for an inspiring affirmation of faith in modern times. (Sept.)