In A Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson


{From the publisher}

What if the life you really want and the future God wants for you are hiding right now in your biggest problem, your worst failure…your greatest fear?

#InAPit


 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!

The description above was the one that was provided by the publisher. I am using this because I really find it hard to summarize this book beyond missed opportunities and regrets.

I know that I have noticed TONS of praise about Mark Batterson in the past, thus the reason I was intrigued by the book, but I came to find that I just don't connect with him and his writing. I don't want to bash this book because it might be helpful to someone else. But as for me, I just could not get into it. I had an extremely hard time reading and found it to be slow.

On the positive side, I do believe there to be some wonderful nuggets of biblical principles within in. This might possibly be a life change book for someone else who is dealing with regrets and missed opportunities.  It just didn't resonate with me.

{Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.}

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