Monday, October 02, 2006

In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day

Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church ( in Washington, D.C. and is a daily (and I do mean daily) blogger@

Mark is a sharp guy who often falls into the "bloggably linkable" category around here. Genuinely nice, he's a creative pastor who has been one of my prayer partners along the way and is a fellow coffee connoisseur.

He also chases lions.

Into pits.

Snow be danged.

And of course, this is one of the reasons I like him.

His new book, "In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day," is inspired by one of the most obscure yet courageous acts recorded in Scripture (II Samuel 23:20-21):
Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it.
Here's a "stand out" quote from chapter one:
"What sets lion chasers apart isn't the outcome. It's the courage to chase God-sized dreams. Lion chasers don't let their fears or doubts keep them from doing what God has called them to do."
Having been in a few pits myself a few times, I'm looking forward to reading the rest of Mark's book!

It's available to all as of today - Order it from Amazon here.

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