Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Review: Chase the Lion by:Mark Batterson

 Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small
About the Book:
Run TO the Roar!

When the image of a man-eating beast travels through the optic nerve and into the visual cortex, the brain sends the body a simple but urgent message: run away! That s what normal people do, but not lion chasers. Rather than seeing a five hundred pound problem, they see an opportunity for God to show up and show His power..
Chase the Lion is more than a catch phrase; it s a radically different approach to life. It s only when we stop fearing failure that we can fully seize opportunity by the mane. With grit and gusto, New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson delivers a bold message to everyone with a big dream.
Quit playing it safe and start running towards the roar!
This is a wake-up call to stop living as if the purpose was to simply arrive safely at death. Our dreams should scare us. They should be so big that without God they are impossible to achieve. Quit running away from what you re afraid of. 

Chase the lion! 

Change the world! 

My Review:
 Chase the Lion is the epitome of embracing the calling that God has placed in your heart. This calling could be for ministry of any type. Whether your ministry is helping the local soup kitchen or heading up a mission on a distant mission field. God has different plans for us all and many times these callings breathe fear into our very existence because we feel incapable of accomplishing them or completely and totally unfit for the mission. But if just for a fleeting moment we would embrace it and face it head on instead of trembling in fear--what then? What if we decided that we would face all challenges head on without fear and trembling to go on and complete the task in front of us? What if?

 Mark Batterson discusses with us a different mind set that could change our entire world. I know someone that God has called into pastoral ministry and this individual has done everything they can to fight their way through it. This person has been told that they walk a fine line between kicking & screaming their way through and just not doing it. Many, if not all of his concerns are fear based. It's sad to watch this individual worry about doing the right thing and following through and what will happen if he doesn't do it at all. It's a very hard thing to watch this person struggle as they have.

 I plan on giving him this book in the hopes that the author can give him a different way to look at things. Taking on something that is God sized isn't easy for many of us. We feel totally inadequate and not up to the caliber of someone else that has more qualifications. What are you to do when God has trusted you with something so big and fear holds you captive?? Chase the Lion teaches us to chase that beast instead of running from him.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.

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