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In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

How to Survive and Thrive when Opportunity Roars

Author Mark Batterson
Narrator Mark Batterson
Runtime 5.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date August 2, 2008
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)
Have you ever been in the wrong place at the wrong time...several times? These memories leave you with an ill taste in your mouth, and nothing good seems to come from them. But what if the seemingly messy pieces of your life were actually strategically positioned by God?
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Have you ever been in the wrong place at the wrong time...several times? These memories leave you with an ill taste in your mouth, and nothing good seems to come from them. But what if the seemingly messy pieces of your life were actually strategically positioned by God? What if you've actually been in the right place at the right time every time?

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day will help you make sense of your past. You'll begin to connect the dots to see clearly how God has been preparing you for future opportunities. With a God's-eye perspective, you'll soon be thanking Him - even for lions, pits, and snowy days.

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superficial
I agree with AvidReader. Not worth your time. Not much valuable thought in this. Reader is overly enthusiastic.
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Review by / (Posted on 10/19/2017)
Disappointing
I was checking in with a friend/brother a couple of weeks ago, and he told me he was "working through" this book. I remembered the title from one of the free offerings here on CA, and sure enough, I had downloaded it but never listened. I decided to do so in order to be able to engage with my brother on this material.

How very disappointing. I could only make it through part 1 (about 25% of the book) before I had to turn it off. The author sincerely tries to attempt to exegete two "obscure" verses from the old testament into a 5-hour reading, and of course, he necessarily falls back on his own insights and anecdotes, as well as popular culture. The most glaring example is him opening with a quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who could at best be described as an existentialist author, and whose Le Petit Prince glorifies and legitimizes suicide. You do, Mr. Batterson, become responsible for what you quote. After that start, it's a barrage of sound bites and self-help advice. At some point, the author claims that God is most interested in our good; I would content that He is most interested in His glory. The anecdotes center property and acquisition, and there's a distinct name-it-claim-it tone around this booklet. After listening to a quarter of the book, the author has written himself so far into a pit, that I don't know how he's gonna get himself out. I don't want to waste four more hours of my Saturday to find out.

I don't recommend this book. There are better use of time, and significantly more encouraging secondary literature than this.

Summary of the book: Go do something. God isn't idle, and neither should you be.

Don't read this book if: You have God's word nearby.

Read this book if:
- You have nothing better to do.
- You want to read about uploading and downloading and four dimensions and cosmic scales... and about a lion's physique.
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Review by / (Posted on 8/12/2017)
Very inspirational. Great book!
Very inspirational. Great book!
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