The title alone of Mark Batterson’s book, “In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day” will probably grab your attention. Along with the recommendation of a friend, it grabbed mine.
The big idea behind Batterson’s book is this: “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?”
Mark makes the case that God is waiting for people to overcome their biggest problems, allow God to use their worst failures, face their greatest fears. And if we do . . . let the adventure begin!
Here are some of my favorite quotes:
*God is always using past experiences to prepare us for future opportunities.
*Don’t accumulate possessions; accumulate experiences!
*Half of Spiritual growth is learning what we don’t know. The other half is unlearning what we do know.
*Are you living your life in a way that is worth telling stories about?
*At the end of the day, I’d rather be disliked for who I am than liked for who I’m not.
THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ!!!
Well, Ya know, I read your blog this morning, I was at Bereans with a 25% off any regular priced item coupon this evening, I looked for the book, they had only one copy, so I bought it, Now if I only read it I’ll be doing good!
Good stuff again!
This has become one of my favorite morning-cuppa-tea hang out spots.
Ever get this feeling of God putting the same message in so many different places that finally the light-bulb blinks on in the back of your head like “ooooh, right, now I get it”. There have been daily storms and major life issues building over the past few months around me. Since the light-bulbs have started coming on I just keep praying “Help me to want Your will, Thy will be done”. I think God is making my heart fearless and a lot more thankful in this process.
Thanks for the recommendation,
I’ll look for the book.