In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day


  • Release: 2008-08-19
  • Publisher: Multnomah
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 9781601422088
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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.” —Mark Batterson

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 182 page
  • ISBN: 9781590527153
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Make sense of the "random" pieces of your life. Get a God's-eye perspective on your problems and unexplained experiences. Discover that you've been in the right place at the right time, every time.

Chase the Lion

Chase the Lion


  • Release: 2019-04-23
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781601428875
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Batterson examines biblical and modern-day examples of people who were willing to put everything on the line, take risks, seize opportunities, face fears, embrace uncertainty, and look foolish when it comes to chasing after God-given opportunities.

All In

All In


  • Release: 2013-09-24
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9780310333067
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The Gospel costs nothing. You can’t earn it or buy it. It can only be received as a free gift compliments of God’s grace. It doesn’t cost anything, but it demands everything. It demands that we go “all in,” a term that simply means placing all that you have into God’s hands. Pushing it all in. And that’s where we get stuck—spiritual no man's land. We’re afraid that if we go all in that we might miss out on what this life has to offer. It’s not true. The only thing you’ll miss out on is everything God has to offer. And the good news is this: if you don't hold out on God, God won't hold out on you. Readers will find Batterson’s writing filled with his customary vivid, contemporary illustrations as well as biblical characters like Shamgar and Elisha and Jonathan and . . . Judas. No one has ever sacrificed anything for God. If you always get back more than you gave up, have you sacrificed anything at all? The eternal reward always outweighs the temporal sacrifice. At the end of the day, our greatest regret will be whatever we didn’t give back to God. What we didn’t push back across the table to Him. Eternity will reveal that holding out is losing out. The message of All In is simple: if Jesus is not Lord of all then Jesus is not Lord at all. It’s all or nothing. It’s now or never. Kneeling at the foot of cross of Christ and surrendering to His Lordship is a radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King. It’s also an act of disowning yourself. Nothing belongs to you. Not even you. Batterson writes, for many years, I thought I was following Jesus. I wasn’t. I had invited Jesus to follow me. I call it inverted Christianity. And it’s a subtle form of selfishness that masquerades as spirituality. That’s when I sold out and bought in. When did we start believing that the gospel is an insurance plan? It’s a daring plan. Jesus did not die just to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous.”

Wild Goose Chase

Wild Goose Chase


  • Release: 2010-09-08
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 312 page
  • ISBN: 9780738717876
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A computer techie by trade, Dewey Pellicano would rather swallow needles than be pinned down to a life of quilting. But when her mother passes away, Dewey must exchange code for calico as the new proprietress of Quilter Paradiso. Between learning the business and dealing with a conniving employee who is also her sister-in-law, Dewey is ready to snap. During a national quilt show, quilting celebrity Claire Armstrong offers to buy the shop. But before Dewey can accept, she finds the famous quilter lying dead on the floor—a bloody rotary cutter at her side. When hunky homicide detective Buster Healy enters the scene, romance flourishes...until another murder takes place. Can Dewey thread together the pieces to this murderous pattern before the killer strikes again? Wild Goose Chase is the first book in the Quilting Mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Dewey Pellicano.

Praying Circles Around Your Future

Praying Circles Around Your Future


  • Release: 2018-03-27
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 9780310766018
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What impossibly big dream has God given you? From Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, comes Praying Circles Around Your Future, a beautiful and inspiring book that encourages you to dream big, pray hard,anduncover your heart's deepest desires. With quotes from The Circle Maker Student Edition alongside gorgeous, full-color photographs, you’ll find ways to embrace your God-given dreams and learn to come boldly before God in prayer. Calling on the legend of Honi the Circle Maker—a first century BC Israeli man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from it until God answered his prayer—Mark Batterson challenges you to make a prayer circle around your seemingly impossible dreams. God delights in hearing your biggest, boldest prayers, and you’ll feel inspired to see how God will show up in your life.

Play the Man

Play the Man


  • Release: 2017-05-02
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9781493409228
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Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men. It's into this "no man's land" that New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson declares his mantra for manhood: play the man. In this inspiring call to something greater, he helps men understand what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. Mark shares inspiring stories of manhood, including the true story of the hero and martyr Polycarp, who first heard the voice from heaven say, "Play the man." Mark couples those stories with practical ideas about how to disciple the next generation of men. This is more than a book; it's a movement of men who will settle for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the man and the father God has destined them to be. Play the man. Make the man.

Soulprint

Soulprint


  • Release: 2011-01-18
  • Publisher: Multnomah
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9781601423344
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There never has been and never will be anyone like you. But that isn’t a testament to you. It’s a testament to the God who created you. The problem? Few people discover the God-given identity that makes them unlike anyone else. Mark Batterson calls this divine distinction our soulprint. God would like to introduce you to yourself. In Soulprint, Mark pours the contagious energy he’s known for into helping you experience the joy of discovering who you are...and the freedom of discovering who you’re not. The wonderful fact is that your uniqueness is God’s gift to you, and it’s also your gift to God. A self-discovery book that puts God at the center rather than self, Soulprint encourages you to recognize and explore the five defining moments in your life that will determine your destiny. Along the way, you’ll find that you’re not just turning the pages of a book. You’re turning the pages of your remarkable, God-shaped, world-changing life.

Chase the Lion Bible Study Book

Chase the Lion Bible Study Book


  • Release: 2016
  • Publisher: Lifeway Church Resources
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 112 page
  • ISBN: 1430053542
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Chase the Lion: Stepping Confidently Into the Unknown is a 6-session young adult Bible study inspired by a fearless warrior named Benaiah (2 Sam. 23:20) who changed the course of his future by winning a battle with a real lion. This study examines biblical and modern-day examples of people who were willing to take risks, seize opportunities, and face fears when it comes to chasing after God-given opportunities.