In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day is the new book from Mark Batterson at NCC. I’ve read through the first chapter and I’ve got to say I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the book. I think it’s going to be a great read.
The main concept of the book is that our greatest regrets at the end of life will be the lions we didn’t chase. You will regret the risks not taken, the opportunities not seized, and the dreams not pursued. It 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).
After being involved in several startups and then the jump to professional ministry, I’m fairly comfortable with being a risk taker, but there are always those "I wonder what if…" thoughts that come to mind. Batterson’s writing style is honest and conversational. What I’ve read so far manages to be both a quick read and very thought provoking.