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In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars
Narrated by: Mark Batterson
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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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!

©2006 Mark Batterson (P)2008 christianaudio.com

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  • 22-01-2020

A timely wake up call!

This book is a must listen for anyone who feels stuck in a rut and is looking for a way back to their path.

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  • Scott
  • 01-10-2012

Game Changer

This book is a great book if you think balance is over rated. It has given me the faith to do things that I would have blown off as extreme. To give an encouraging word to someone I don't know. It's a great book for comfortable people who are tried of being comfortable.

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  • Andy L.
  • 19-03-2013

Excellent!

A must read/listen book for anyone passionate about God. It served as a great encouragement to me and released me from fears of the unknown.

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  • Leatrice Clark
  • 31-01-2019

Courage to discover what my lions are.

Thank you Pastor Mark for writing this book. This book has given me a new perspective on life and my relationship with God my Father. I am challenged to pray without ceasing and to identify and chase the lions God has placed before me. I am challenged to pray God-sized, impossible prayers and expect God to answer them! I am encouraged that God will be with me and fight for me when I am in the pit with the lion on a snowy day. This is an excellent book, I strongly recommend and encourage everyone to read it. I am gifting it to several of my friends and seek to teach it in a small group at my church in Northeast Ohio in the fall.

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  • Brenda L. Breuer
  • 12-06-2017

So much rich info! will keep as a life resource

Loved the author reading this. Really engaging, some very enlightening and out of the box thinking, and challenging of Christian or religious behaviors that I loved! So much here, its a reference book for life, and geared towards those who need change, and inspiration to be a better follower of God with impact on this earth.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-05-2017

Motivation to Move!

Great mixture of scriptural teaching and human behavior. I really enjoyed this book! Highly recommended

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  • Gregory Livell
  • 14-05-2017

amazing spiritual leading life-changing book

this book changed almost everything for me. my point of view, my acceptance of things in my life, and realizing the gifts and opportunities that are presented to me.

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  • stal
  • 08-08-2020

Encouraging and Inspirational!

This was an inspirational & encouraging!! it opened my eyes to the parts of the Bible I didn't know existed. Now I'm glad I know. Also, Mark Batterson is an excellent reader. Most likely because he speaks on a regular basis. Great job all around!

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  • Garrett Kramer
  • 30-07-2020

Must READ!!!

If you are a follower of Christ and seeking a resource to build your faith and spur you into a deeper lifestyle of walking with Jesus... this is the book! Be a lion chaser for Jesus!

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  • R Syfert
  • 10-07-2020

loved it eye opening

loved this book and opened my eyes to my journey and life story so far

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  • Kasey Moore
  • 20-05-2020

Loved it!!

I loved this book so much! It really opened my eyes, and had me questioning my own mindset, and definitely need to work on changing it!