Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Excerpts from: In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day; ch. 1-2


Sue and I just started reading Mark Batterson's book before bedtime. We haven't done bedtime readings much in the past but if I find more books like Batterson's, it may become a Thomas tradition.
Taking his cue from the obscure OT passage about Benaiah, son of Jehoiada in 2 Samuel 23, Mark Batterson challenges his readers to become modern day lion chasers. In fact, he calls it a "survival guide for lion chasers."
I thought I'd yank some meaty lines out of the guts of "Lion"...
  • "Spiritual Maturity is seeing and seizing God-ordained opportunities."
  • "Unlearning fears and embracing uncertainty requires a counter-intuitive approach to life."
  • "Most of our problems are not circumstantial. Most of our problems are perceptual. Our biggest problems can be traced back to an inadequate understanding of who God is. Our problems seem really big because our God seems really small. In fact, we reduce God to the size of our biggest problems."
  • "You know what the greatest tragedy in life is? It is someone whose god gets smaller and smaller with each passing day."
More later...

1 comment:

  1. You should check out his blog at http://www.evotion.com.

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