Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Chase the Lion

Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You It’s Too Small by Mark Batterson is his follow-up to In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.  Batterson continues connecting the life of the Old Testament hero Benaiah who was one of King David’s Mighty Men.  But along with Benaiah, Batterson extends his connections to the larger group of Mighty Men mentioned in the Old Testament.  Batterson uses popular culture, stories of men and women of faith, and his own experiences to connect the Mighty Men to actions today.  Themes found in Batterson’s text include legacy, love faith, and comradeship.  Batterson uses these stories to encourage people of faith to dream big and activate dreams bigger than themselves.

Batterson fans will want this book, especially as it serves as a true sequel to In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.  Readers will find a book that shares the tone of the original and grows the stories found in that volume.  I tend to be a very concrete person and organizationally I would have preferred chapters that focused on text about specific Mighty Men.  In the end, Batterson gives us the book that we expect, which is one that challenges dreams and big prayers as one moves into a bigger story. 

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