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.