In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day by Mark Batterson is about becoming a lion chaser in all areas of your life. The parallel with Benaiah in 2 Samuel 23:20 killing a lion in a pit on a snowy day is carried through the entire book. Batterson challenges readers to identify their lion and determine whether or not they will chase it or run the other direction. It is a powerful book that really causes you to take ownership of the dreams God has placed in your heart.
Here are some quotes from the book:
“As I look back on my own life, I recognize this simple truth: The greatest opportunities were the scariest lions. Part of me has wanted to play it safe, but I’ve learned that taking no risks is the greatest risk of all.”
“God wants you to get where God wants you to go more than you want to get where God wants you to go.”
“Low expectations are the byproduct of prayerlessness, but prayer has a way of God-sizing our expectations.”
“People who live in prayer mode are watchmen. They see further than others see. They see things before others see them. And they see things other people don’t see.”
I would highly recommend this book. If you are struggling with overcoming fear in your life to pursue God’s call, you need to read this book. Allow God to ignite passion in your heart about pursuing God and chasing your dreams.