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4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5 4.40 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Batterson Narrator: Mark Batterson Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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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! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean Kahlich | 2/17/2014

    " Chapter 1 showed great imagination. Chapter 8 was the best in the book. There are some good quotable moments. But overall it's a skimmer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ardi | 2/11/2014

    " In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars. by Mark Batterson. 192 pages. I liked this book because it's a really great christian based how to book to help us in life. It wasn't cheesy or fake, it applied real life situations and great ways or outlooks on life's many roads. I didn't like how some chapters sort of sounded like past ones you read making it seem like it's just repeated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Denbow | 2/11/2014

    " Never meant to read this book. We got it free at a church meeting and I was intrigued by the title although I judged it as "gimicky." Mark Batterson is the real deal though; he has taken some intriguing risks and profited greatly from these choices. Timing was good on this one, as I am really wrestling with feeling trapped in a "comfortable" life. Hoping/praying this book might be a launching pad for getting outside my comfort zone and running headlong after some of the lions in my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alix Mccrory | 1/31/2014

    " Great great book that helped me with facing my fears!!!! Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob Edwards | 1/23/2014

    " Re-read in 2008. Awesome book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett Davis | 1/22/2014

    " Good read. I had a mixed feeling about it. Great challenges. I love getting out of your comfort zone and into a place of total trust in God but the cliches of "lion chasers" started to irk me after the first forty pages. I would recommend it to anyone though that is struggling to let go of the safety rope of life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pattie | 1/20/2014

    " Outstanding!! Really makes you think about your perspective on what life deals you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randal | 1/16/2014

    " I'm really being challenged by this book presently. It is another one of those books the Lord brought into my life and the timing is what makes it such a miracle. Mark will challenge you to step out of the comfort zone. Don't expect to read this one from your lazy-boy comfortably. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 1/16/2014

    " Now, don't get me wrong, I think the book has some very valid points to consider. However, there was too much repetition for such a short book. Each chapter, I felt like he was just saying the same thing in a slightly different way. It also might have been the fact that I heard some of his sermons on these topics, so it all felt a little re-hashed to me. I would still recommend it, since it does have a lot to say about facing fears and taking risks (which are both issues I need to deal with personally). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kym Tedesco | 1/14/2014

    " A book I will read many times -- I underlined nearly half the pages!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Terry | 12/26/2013

    " This guy is a gifted Christian writer and I love his books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica King | 12/14/2013

    " I really liked this book. Easy to read, made some great points, encouraging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/26/2013

    " This book was a quick read packed full of great stuff. Have learned some pretty solid life lessons the past five years and the lessons i've learned the past year really relate to what is said in this book. Be BRAVE. Be BOLD and COURAGEOUS. God delights in it because it proves our Trust in HIm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimi | 11/20/2013

    " quite inspiring; visit him at ebenezer's coffeehouse in d.c. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 11/2/2013

    " This helped me see - fear is not from God - all fears I have are learned fears and can be unlearned. In God's love there is no fear. I want to live fearlessly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Cendana | 9/20/2013

    " Uplifts and propels one to action. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa Wikle | 4/15/2013

    " Looks like a good one.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marsha | 4/11/2013

    " Great book about living out loud for God - finding His purposes in your life and not missing the small opportunities God puts before you that lead to you becoming the person God has called you to be "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 10/21/2012

    " This book is amazing. I read it in just a couple of days. Anyone who wants a little more insight into God's blessings in your life ought to read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 8/14/2012

    " This book reminds us that God is bigger than we can possibly imagine, and if we can completely give Him all of our needs, He will meet or more likely exceed them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 7/7/2012

    " Amazing book... full of inspiration and reason to chase your dreams... as scary as that may be. Have faith. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/4/2012

    " There are some good nuggets in here, but overall I found this book a little redundant and a little too close to self-help for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle Taveras | 4/29/2012

    " I LOVED this book and when challenges arise I approach them much differently because I want to be a benaiah. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika | 4/1/2012

    " Inspirational, challenging and takes spirituality to a challenging and exciting level. I love the way Batterson writes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margie | 3/17/2012

    " Great book about trials and how to face them, especially if you see yourself as a coward. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brad Kittle | 2/12/2012

    " Just starting it...read book similar...but it is starting out good and one of my favorite scripture stories...Benniah and the lion in a snow pit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Fisher | 4/11/2011

    " Warning...reading this book will change your life. Forever! It's one of my favorite books of all time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Triciafelice | 3/14/2011

    " Loved the premise of the book and its message, but the chapters were quite redundant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 3/7/2011

    " AMAZING book! Read this after reading Max Lucado's "Facing Your Giants" and it helped me with a MAJOR life changing decision. Now, a year later - I am SO loving life in ways I didn't think were possible. Hooray for Mark and sharing his story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 2/8/2011

    " "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" (14). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/5/2011

    " Lion chasers don't run from the things that scare them the most. Instead, they take each obstacle as an opportunity and live without "what ifs". Anything is possible, think big, and have trust. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 1/17/2011

    " This is a very interesting & convicting book. I will read this one again, as there's a lot in it & I feel like I may have missed a few things the first time around. It's not a long book but packed!!! I would highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christie | 1/6/2011

    " So applicable to where we are in life! A really good book! Can be a tad repetitive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/3/2011

    " Very well written book. Quite convicting, but will totally help a person grow more in their walk with Christ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 12/19/2010

    " Just starting it...read book similar...but it is starting out good and one of my favorite scripture stories...Benniah and the lion in a snow pit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 10/7/2010

    " This book has sparked so many ideas for me. Everytime I pick it up my mind wanders! haha. I'm determined to take a vacation to finish this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 9/13/2010

    " loved this book. I read a lot but this book really challenged me and inspired me. Mark Batterson is a great writer because because he has proved this theory in the lab of his own life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 9/7/2010

    " FANTASTIC READ and lots of food for thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 6/12/2010

    " This will be a book I will continue to reference and will look to for encouragement! Fantastic, challenging read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tmorlok | 6/1/2010

    " This book got me through some challenges and opportunities! I've conducted its workshop and met Mark Batterson...INCREDIBLE.....have gifted it to many....great for any age.... "

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About the Author

Mark Batterson serves as the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. Recognized as one of America’s twenty-five most innovative churches, NCC is one church with seven locations. Mark’s blog and webcast also reach a virtual congregation around the world. A New York Times bestselling author, his books include The Circle Maker and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. He holds a doctorate degree from Regent University and lives on Capitol Hill with his family.