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“In a pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day”


I recently led the executives of 12 companies that make up the to read Mark Batterson’s “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day”.  This is a group of companies who are committed to serving the church. They are all laymen who are growing in their faith. Collectively they work with thousands of churches every day. We meet once a month for fellowship, accountability, and networking.  Here are 4 insights they gained from the book.

1. Seize the Opportunity

” The book was excellent. It challenged me to seize the opportunities in front of me and know that God is with me, regardless of how big the challenge.”                                                                                                                                                                                                           Vice-President, Church management Software  Company

2. Embrace the Risk

” Wonderful confirmation of looking back in life and realizing that the biggest risks were the greatest opportunities. Through God’s prompting we can have confidence to step-out and do something outside of our comfort zone.”

Insurance Executive

3. Worship More, Complain Less

“Great message! It will help me worship more and complain less. It will also help me unlearn some fears knowing that not all my experiences will make sense at first.”

Insurance Executive

4. Value of the Lion Experience

“Amazing insights! Mark points out one of the Devil’s tools to hinder our effectiveness is to place doubt and fear in our lives. However, when you have faced a lion in your life and chased him into a snowy pit, you have a “lion experience”.  When you point Satan to this experience, he fades back into the pit realizing his fear tactics will no longer work on you.”

President, Church Marketing Company

Thank You

“Right on Message for today’s issues. Right on message for me personally. Thank you for the perspective.”

Owner and CEO, Church Construction Company

If you haven’t read it, read it.  If you want to challenge a group of leaders, “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day” is a great tool.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 11/09/2009 12:03 am

    Nice writing style. I look forward to reading more in the future.

  2. 02/03/2010 1:35 am

    Love this book! Saw Batterson live when I was in college and read the book in about 2 days.

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