Sunday, October 01, 2006

In A Pit...

Mark Batterson, lead pastor at National Community Church - the church that meets in Union Station in DC, as well as two other locations - has a new book coming out today entitled In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. Sounds like it's going to be a good one.

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: Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it (II Samuel 23:20-21).

Unleash the lion chaser within!
NCC has been a church I've been following on and off for a few years. Being from the DC area, it's very cool to hear how they are impacting the city. Innovation, risk and fun are all terms that come to mind when I think about them. Also, when we took a day team to serve in DC in the summer of 2005, NCC sent us a whole bunch of contact cards in case we met anyone that wanted to connect with a church in the city. I've read the first chapter and I think most of you readers would enjoy the book as well. Click on the graphic to order from Amazon.

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