Chase the Lion by Mark Batterson

Chase the Lion by Mark Batterson stands out as a refreshing departure from the ordinary. Published in 2016, this book is a compelling call to action for individuals ready to embrace audacious faith and pursue their dreams with unwavering determination. Drawing inspiration from the biblical account of Benaiah, a mighty warrior who chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day, Batterson encourages readers to conquer their fears and face life’s challenges head-on. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key themes and takeaways from “Chase the Lion.”

Chase the Lion by Mark Batterson

Chase the Lion by Mark Batterson stands out as a refreshing departure from the ordinary. Published in 2016, this book is a compelling call to action for individuals ready to embrace audacious faith and pursue their dreams with unwavering determination.

Unconventional Courage

At its core, “Chase the Lion” is about cultivating a spirit of unconventional courage. Batterson challenges readers to step out of their comfort zones, confront their fears, and tackle the seemingly impossible tasks that life often presents. He reminds us that true greatness lies just beyond the boundaries of our comfort, and only by embracing discomfort can we achieve our most significant goals.

Defining Your Lion

Batterson introduces the concept of “defining your lion.” In other words, he encourages readers to identify the formidable challenges or goals that they want to pursue relentlessly. Just as Benaiah faced a literal lion, we all have our metaphorical lions—those goals or obstacles that seem insurmountable. “Chase the Lion” invites us to name these lions and develop a strategy to overcome them.

Audacious Dreams

Throughout the book, Batterson emphasizes the importance of dreaming big and daring greatly. He argues that God has placed unique dreams and ambitions within each of us, and it’s our responsibility to pursue them with audacity. Whether it’s starting a business, writing a book, or making a positive impact on the world, Batterson encourages readers to set their sights high and believe in the power of their dreams.

Embracing Failure

Batterson doesn’t shy away from the reality of failure. In fact, he argues that failure is an essential part of the journey to success. He shares stories of his own failures and setbacks, highlighting how they ultimately propelled him forward. “Chase the Lion” teaches us that failure is not the end; it’s a stepping stone toward achieving our goals.

Practical Action Steps

To make his message actionable, Batterson provides practical steps and strategies for readers to implement in their lives. From setting “God-sized goals” to creating a “courage quotient,” he offers a roadmap for pursuing audacious faith and achieving extraordinary results.

A Faith-Centric Approach

One of the most compelling aspects of “Chase the Lion” is its faith-centric approach. Batterson believes that faith is the driving force behind audacious pursuits. He encourages readers to trust in God and rely on their faith to navigate life’s challenges. This faith-based perspective sets the book apart from many other motivational works and makes it particularly appealing to those seeking spiritual growth and inspiration.

In conclusion, “Chase the Lion” by Mark Batterson is a powerful and inspiring book that challenges readers to embrace audacious faith, confront their fears, and pursue their dreams with unwavering determination. It’s a reminder that life’s greatest rewards often come to those who are willing to chase their lions, no matter how intimidating they may seem. So, if you’re looking for a motivational read that combines faith, courage, and practical advice, “Chase the Lion” is a book that will leave you inspired to embark on your own daring journey toward greatness.

Subscribe To Courageous Christian Father!


Subscribe

Don’t miss any blog posts! Subscribe today! You can subscribe via WordPress or by entering your email! Thank you!

Follow Courageous Christian Father on WordPress.com

Join 1,614 other subscribers

Don’t forget to also share blog posts you love on your favorite social media too! Thank you! Sharing is caring!

Follow Steve Sews on Social Media


Below are some examples of blog entries from all the blogs that I do. (Courageous Christian Father, Steve Sews Stuff, and SteveZ DesignZ). 

Loading RSS Feed

Recent Posts

  • Mother Acronym Printable
    Mother Acronym – This is my acronym poem for the word Mother. Wishing all the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day! Includes a Free Printable Version! #Mother #MothersDay #Mother #MotherAcronym #MotherAcrostic
  • The Curious Case of the Key Fob and the Human Antenna
    The Curious Case of the Key Fob and the Human Antenna — Have you ever found yourself in a vast parking lot, squinting at rows of cars, trying to locate your trusty steed among the sea of metal? You press the unlock button on your key fob, but alas, no familiar beep or flash of headlights. You’re too far away. But then, you remember a quirky trick – lifting the key fob to your neck, and suddenly, the car responds. It’s like magic, but it’s actually science.
  • Truth Traveler Newest Answers in Genesis Attraction coming to Pigeon Forge
    Embark on a Journey Through Time with Truth Traveler — Coming soon to The Island at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is an attraction that promises to take visitors on an unparalleled adventure through biblical history. “Truth Traveler,” developed by the creators of the renowned Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky, is set to be a state-of-the-art virtual reality experience that will transport guests back to the days of Noah and beyond.
  • Earth Day
    Earth Day – day set aside to remind us to take care of the Earth and help provide protect for the environment. God gave us the Earth! We need to take care of it! Everyday! #EarthDay
  • In God We Trust – One Nation Under God – In God We Trust Day
    In God We Trust Day a day based on that is imprinted on our currency here in the United States. Our Nation was founded under One Nation under God. Anymore it seems God has been removed from everything. We Christians are just taking it and not standing up for our beliefs and allowing this to happen all because today’s world believes in being politically correct (pc) they say. Did you know there is a In God We Trust Day as well? #InGodWeTrust

Thank You For Reading Courageous Christian Father!


Thank you for reading. Please feel free to share and like this blog post.

About the Author

Author: Steve Patterson

A Christian Blogger that enjoys blogging about the Bible, Theology, God, Jesus Christ, Christian Music, Family, Cats, Odd Holidays, sewing and much more. I have been blogging since 2004, however, I have been blogging on Courageous Christian Father since 2012. I enjoy listening to Christian Music. I am married with 1 daughter, 2 step-sons and a step daughter.

Feel free to share your comment! Thank you!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.