Book Review: “Chase The Lion” by Mark Batterson

August 27, 2016 at 2:52 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Mark Batterson in his new book, “Chase The Lion book coverChase The Lion” published by Multnomah tells us If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It’s Too Small.

From the back cover:  Run “TO” the Roar!
When the image of a man-eating beast travels through the optic nerve and into the visual cortex, the brain sends the body a simple but urgent message: run away! That s what normal people do, but not lion chasers. Rather than seeing a five hundred pound problem, they see an opportunity for God to show up and show His power..
“Chase the Lion” is more than a catch phrase; it s a radically different approach to life. It s only when we stop fearing failure that we can fully seize opportunity by the mane. With grit and gusto, “New York Times” bestselling author Mark Batterson delivers a bold message to everyone with a big dream.
Quit playing it safe and start running” towards” the roar!
This is a wake-up call to stop living as if the purpose was to simply arrive safely at death. Our dreams should scare us. They should be so big that without God they are impossible to achieve. Quit running away from what you re afraid of.
Chase the lion!
Change the world!

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”1 Peter 5:8 The Apostle Peter tells us the devil behaves towards us as if he were a lion. Pastor Batterson applies the verse from 2 Samuel 23:20 that we should take the chase to the lion, that we should defeat it. The devil is like a lion. Peter is comparing the devil to a lion who prowls around. Benaiah takes the chase to the lion and kills it. Now we know how we should behave towards the devil. In twenty-one chapters Pastor Batterson explores how we need to get realigned with the Word of God.  Once we vacate our old ways of thinking and acting then we need to be all in on the new ways without carrying over some of the polluted thoughts and actions we currently have.  Pastor Batterson challenges us to stretch ourselves using the Word of God and convinces us to get off the bench and in the game.  I think that everyone should have a copy of this book and give it as a gift to friends and family so that they can be properly aligned as well.  Everyone will be better off for it.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Multnomah. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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