Chase the Lion Bible Study Book

Stepping Confidently Into the Unknown

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Lifeway Church Resources

ISBN: 9781430053545

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Chase the Lion: Stepping Confidently Into the Unknown is a 6-session young adult Bible study inspired by a fearless warrior named Benaiah (2 Sam. 23:20) who changed the course of his future by winning a battle with a real lion. This study examines biblical and modern-day examples of people who were willing to take risks, seize opportunities, and face fears when it comes to chasing after God-given opportunities.

Chase the Lion

If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601428863

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Quit playing it safe and start running toward 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 best-selling author Mark Batterson delivers a bold message to everyone with a big dream. This is a wake-up call to stop living as if the purpose of life was to simply arrive safely at death. Our dreams should scare us. They should be so big that without God they would be impossible to achieve. Quit running away from what you’re afraid of. Chase the lion! Change the world! What is your five-hundred-pound dream? In this highly anticipated sequel to his best-selling In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Mark Batterson invites lion chasers everywhere to chase dreams so impossible that victory demands we face our fears, defy the odds, and hold tight to God. These are the kind of dreams that will make you a bigger person and the world a better place. Based upon 2 Samuel 23, Chase the Lion tells the true story of an ancient warrior named Benaiah who chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day—and then killed it. For most people, that situation wouldn’t just be a problem…it would be the last problem they ever faced. For Benaiah, it was an opportunity to step into his destiny. After defeating the lion, he landed his dream job as King David’s bodyguard and eventually became commander-in-chief of Israel’s army under King Solomon. Written in a way that both challenges and encourages, this revolutionary book will help unleash the faith and courage you need to identify, chase, and catch the five-hundred-pound dreams in your life.

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Multnomah Books

ISBN: 1601429290

Category: Bible

Page: 208

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"Featuring all-new bonus material!"--Cover.

Chase the Goose

Reclaiming the Adventure of Living a Spirit-Led Life (Member Book)

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Lifeway Church Resources

ISBN: 9781415867662

Category: Christian life

Page: 128

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A six-session format that allows for discussion centered around pratical application of the biblical text.

Chase Study Guide

Chasing After the Heart of God

Author: Jennie Allen

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1418549355

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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Chase provides women a chance to discover the heart of God and what it is that He wants from us. This study takes a look at seven major events in the life of David, and his psalms that flowed out of those experiences. David was reckless, broken, sinful, passionate, and humble. The message of his life is that God wants the deepest part of us to truly know and love Him. Through this study, women willmove beyondthe appearance of godliness and learn to truly adore God. Features include: Sevenweeks of study on key events in David's life and selected Psalms Story-driven teaching with scripture study and personal application projects for each session An interactive study guide that facilitates heart and life transformation

Draw the Circle

The 40 Day Prayer Challenge

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310327504

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Do you pray as often and as boldly as you want to? There is a way to experience a deeper, more passionate, persistent, and intimate prayer life. Drawing from forty days of true stories, Mark Batterson applies the principles of his New York Times bestselling book The Circle Maker to teach us a new way to pray. As thousands of readers quickly became many tens of thousands, true stories of miraculous and inspiring answers to prayer began to pour in, and as those stories were shared, others were bolstered in their faith to pray with even more boldness. In Draw the Circle, through forty true, faith-building stories of God’s answers to prayer, daily scriptures and prayer prompts, Batterson inspires you to pray and keep praying like never before. Begin a lifetime of watching God work. Believe in the God who can do all things. Experience the power of bold prayer and even bolder faith in Draw the Circle.

Wild Goose Chase

Reclaim the Adventure of Pursuing God

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9780307457486

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Most of us have no idea where we’re going most of the time. Perfect. “Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit–An Geadh-Glas, or ‘the Wild Goose.’ The name hints at mystery. Much like a wild goose, the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed. An element of danger, an air of unpredictability surround Him. And while the name may sound a little sacrilegious, I cannot think of a better description of what it’s like to follow the Spirit through life. I think the Celtic Christians were on to something…. Most of us will have no idea where we are going most of the time. And I know that is unsettling. But circumstantial uncertainty also goes by another name: Adventure.” --from the introduction From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Circle Maker

Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310346924

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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According to Pastor Mark Batterson in this expanded edition of The Circle Maker, "Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn't just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. It's a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us." Do you ever sense that there's far more to prayer than what you're experiencing? It's time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker--a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his impossible prayer for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart's deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer. This expanded edition of The Circle Maker also includes Batterson's newest insights on how God answers prayer along with stories that add convincing proof to the reality that God is able to do exceedingly far greater than all we could ask or imagine.

Killing Lions

A Guide Through the Trials Young Men Face

Author: John Eldredge,Samuel Eldredge

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400206715

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The Challenge Before You Is a Bold One: To Accept the Wild, Daring Adventure of Becoming a Man We want to be self-sufficient. Find our own direction as we pursue our dreams. Know it all and never ask for help. Isn’t this how most guys approach manhood? On our own, pretending we are doing better than we really are? But sooner or later the thrill of independence gets lost in the fog of isolation. It’s time to take the pressure off. We were never meant to figure life out on our own. This book was born out of a series of weekly phone calls between Sam Eldredge, a young writer in his twenties, and his dad, best-selling author John Eldredge. Join the conversation as a father and son talk about pursuing beauty, dealing with money, getting married, chasing dreams, knowing something real with God, and how to find a life you can call your own. Killing Lions is more than fatherly advice. It is an invitation into a journey: either to be the son who receives fathering or the father who learns what must be spoken. Most important, these conversations speak to a searching generation: “You are not alone. Its not all up to you. You are going to find your way.”

All In Study Guide

You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031082026X

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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When did we start believing that God wants to send us to safe places to do easy things? Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous. The will of God is not an insurance plan; it’s a daring plan. It’s time to quit living as if the purpose of your life is to arrive safely at death. All In, a four-session video-based Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately) by New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson, challenges participants to resolutely follow God wherever he leads by pointing out that if Jesus is not Lord of all, he is not Lord at all. Most people think they are following Jesus. They may think they are following Jesus, but the reality is, they’ve invited Jesus to follow them. They call him Savior, but they’ve never surrendered to him as Lord. Are you following Jesus? Or have you invited Jesus to follow you? Participants will find Batterson’s teaching filled with his customary vivid, contemporary stories as well as biblical characters like Shamgar, Elisha, Jonathan, and Judas. It’s time to go all in for God. Sessions include: Now or Never: Pack Your Coffin All In: Charge! All Out: Rim Huggers All in All: Burn the Ships Designed for use with All In Video Study 9780310333104 (sold separately).

Through the Eyes of a Lion

Facing Impossible Pain, Finding Incredible Power

Author: Levi Lusko

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718032233

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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What will you do when the unthinkable happens? Her parents called her Lenya Lion because of her ferocious personality and hair that had been wild and mane-like since birth. But they never expected that, five days before Christmas, their five-year-old daughter would suddenly go to heaven after an asthma attack. How do you walk out of the ER without your daughter? More a manifesto for high-octane living than a manual for grieving, Through the Eyes of a Lion will help you turn your journey into a “roar story” by guiding you to look past what you can see with the naked eye survive Saturday—the space between promise and fulfillment let God turn your pain into a microphone cue the eagle and run toward the roar Whether you’re currently facing adversity or want to prepare yourself for inevitable hardship, it’s time to look at the adventure of your life through Jesus’ eyes—the eyes of a Lion. “He has this story. And he has told it well. With candor. With honesty. With hope.” —Max Lucado, pastor and New York Times bestselling author of Before Amen “One of the most powerfully transparent books I’ve ever read . . . a book we all need to read.” —Sheila Walsh, speaker, Bible teacher, and bestselling author of 5 Minutes with Jesus “This is more than a book. It’s a lifeline.” —From the foreword by Steven Furtick, pastor and bestselling author of Crash the Chatterbox

Play the Man

Becoming the Man God Created You to Be

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493409220

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men. It's into this "no man's land" that New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson declares his mantra for manhood: play the man. In this inspiring call to something greater, he helps men understand what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. Mark shares inspiring stories of manhood, including the true story of the hero and martyr Polycarp, who first heard the voice from heaven say, "Play the man." Mark couples those stories with practical ideas about how to disciple the next generation of men. This is more than a book; it's a movement of men who will settle for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the man and the father God has destined them to be. Play the man. Make the man.

Soulprint

Discovering Your Divine Destiny

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601420390

Category: Religion

Page: 183

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The author of "In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day" delivers a fresh and eye-opening journey of self-discovery, drawing on theology, psychology, and neurology to encourage readers in their 20s and 30s to discover and cherish their unique personal identity.

The Grave Robber

How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible

Author: Mark Batterson,Parker Batterson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441222367

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Do we believe that God still does miracles? Considering how difficult it is for many of us adults to trust in the miraculous power of God, how much more difficult can it be for a young person in the midst of struggles about identity and purpose in life? With the help of his son Parker, bestselling author Mark Batterson now brings the exciting message of a God who longs to do miracles in our lives to a teen audience. Together they show young readers that God is intimately involved in their lives and wants them to experience the miraculous. With poignant examples from the lives of real teens, The Grave Robber, Student Edition brings to life not only the seven miracles from John's Gospel but the countless miracles we witness every day--if only we have eyes to see.

If Participant's Guide

Trading Your If Only Regrets for God's What If Possibilities

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493400673

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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New York Times bestselling author and pastor unpacks Romans 8, reminding readers that God is for them--all the time, in every way imaginable. Participant's guide.

Primal

A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Multnomah Books

ISBN: 1601423578

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Our generation needs a reformation. But a single person won’t lead it. A single event won’t define it. Our reformation will be a movement of reformers living creatively, compassionately, courageously for the cause of Christ. This reformation will not be born of a new discovery. It will be the rediscovery of something old, something ancient. Something primal. —Mark Batterson, Primal What would your Christianity look like if it was stripped down to the simplest, rawest, purest faith possible? You would have more, not less. You would have the beginning of a new reformation—in your generation, your church, your own soul. You would have primal Christianity. This book is an invitation to become part of a reformation movement. It is an invitation to rediscover the compassion, wonder, curiosity, and energy that turned the world upside down two thousand years ago. It is an invitation to be astonished again. From the Hardcover edition.

The Poisonwood Bible

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571246214

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed international bestseller tells the story of an American missionary family in the Congo during a poignant chapter in African history. It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to the King James Bible - is calamitously transformed on African soil. Told from the perspective of the five women, this is a compelling exploration of African history, religion, family, and the many paths to redemption. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and was chosen as the best reading group novel ever at the Penguin/Orange Awards. It continues to be read and adored by millions worldwide.

What To Do On The Worst Day Of Your Life

Author: Brian Zahnd

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1599797542

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Nobody knew adversity like King David. He was called and anointed to reign in life, and yet he had to find a way in God to keep form losing it all. In What to Do on the Worst Day of Your Life,Brian Zahnd looks into the life of David to discover a pattern of faith we can apply to overcome life’s daunting obstacles. In David’s story we find a timeless model for how to encounter God’s restorative power in the midst of deep tragedy. Join Brian Zahnd, and see what David did on his worst day. You’ll see David weep but not get bitter. You’ll see him reorient his vision and regain his passion. All along the journey you’ll be reminded that God’s great work in David’s life was not an odd, one-off miracle but a pattern of faith for all who are facing the worst day of their life.

All In

You Are One Decision Away from a Totally Different Life

Author: Mark Batterson,Parker Batterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780310744696

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 171

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The Gospel costs nothing, but demands everything. In this student edition of All In, bestselling author and pastor Mark Batterson explores the fact that if Jesus is not Lord of all, he is not Lord at all. Through stories and examples, Mark shows readers how to go all in when it comes to their faith-because no matter your age, it's time to ante up.

Chasing Slow

Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path

Author: Erin Loechner

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310345685

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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You’re here, but you want to be there. So you spend your life narrowing this divide, and you call this your race, your journey, your path. You live your days tightening your boot straps, wiping the sweat from your brow, chasing undiscovered happiness just around the bend. Higher! Faster! Better! Stronger! And on and on you run. Viral sensation and HGTV.com star Erin Loechner knows about the chase. Before turning 30, she'd built a fan base of one million women worldwide and earned the title “The Nicest Girl Online” as she was praised for her authentic voice and effortless style. The New York Times applauded her, her friends and church admired her, and her husband and baby adored her. She had arrived at the ultimate destination. So why did she feel so lost? In Chasing Slow, Erin turns away from fast and fame and frenzy. Follow along as she blazes the trail toward a new-fashioned lifestyle—one that will refresh your perspective, renew your priorities and shift your focus to the journey that matters most. Through a series of steep climbs—her husband's brain tumor, bankruptcy, family loss, and public criticism—Erin learns just how much strength it takes to surrender it all, and to veer right into grace. Life's answers are not always hidden where they seem. It's time to venture off the beaten path to see that we’ve already been given everything we need. We've already arrived. You see? You'll see.