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New York Times Best-Selling Author Issues a Bold Challenge To Conquer Fear and Pursue Impossible Dreams

Sep 28, 2016 03:53 PM EDT
New York Times best-selling author and Pastor Mark Batterson calls Christians to believe God for the seemingly impossible dreams that he has placed in their hearts. Yet fear has kept many of them from even taking the first step towards this scary 500-pound lion.

New York Times best-selling author and Pastor Mark Batterson calls Christians to believe God for the seemingly impossible dreams that he has placed in their hearts. Yet fear has kept many of them from even taking the first step towards this scary 500-pound lion.

In Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small, Batterson delivers a bold and radical message for believers everywhere: "It's time to quit playing it safe and conquer the lion!" He encourages readers to chase ideas so impossible that victory demands they face their fears, defy the odds, and hold tight to God.

"Our greatest regret at the end of our lives will be the God-ordained opportunities we left on the table, the God-given passions we didn't pursue, and the God-sized dreams we didn't go after because we let fear dictate our decisions," Batterson says.

"Chase the Lion" is Batterson's life motto and the book is the much-anticipated thematic sequel to his seminal In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, which focused entirely on the obscure story in II Samuel of an ancient warrior name Benaiah who chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day - and then killed it.

In Chase the Lion, Batterson provides practical insight from the stories of David's mighty men and also bring the readers through many modern stories of lion chasers who boldly advanced past their fears and mistakes into their destiny. Ranging from inventors to families pursuing a child to adopt, he shows how, when these men and women finally saw their dream become a reality, they a remarkable legacy that would bless future generations.

Batterson is pastor of National Community Church (NCC) in Washington D.C., known for its great influence and innovative ministry in seven locations throughout the city. In the book, he recounts the remarkable ways God has helped his team overcome great obstacles and establish their unique ministry centers. These include Miracle Church (housed in a movie theater) and Ebenezer's, the largest coffee shop on Capitol Hill.

For those who don't have a dream yet, Batterson says, "The best way to discover your dream is to help others accomplish theirs!"

Written in a way that both challenges and encourages, the revolutionary message of Chase the Lion will help unleash the faith and courage people need to identify, chase, and catch the 500-pound dreams in their lives. For more information, visit www.chasethelion.com.