16 January 2007

i wish benaiah had blogged

but since benaiah didn't blog, mark batterson has come pretty close i think. in his book, "in a pit with a lion on a snowy day," mark pulls some stuff out that i had never seen in this short passage in the bible. check out the book summary:

Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase. You will regret the risks not taken, the opportunities not seized, and the dreams not pursued. Stopping 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 (II Samuel 23:20-21):

Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it.

Unleash the lion chaser within!

i was already a pretty big fan of mark's communication style, so my expectations were pretty high, but this book over-delivers. maybe it's because in a lot of ways, mark has lived the benaiah-life himself.

it's worth the few bucks to order a copy for yourself.

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