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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..

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"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 bestselling author Mark Batterson delivers a bold message to everyone with a big dream.

Quit playing it safe and start running towards the roar!

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Lion Chaser Manifesto

Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Run to the roar.
Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-given passions.
Go after a dream that is destined to fail
without divine intervention.
Stop pointing out problems. Become part of the solution.
Stop repeating the past. Start creating the future.
Face your fears. Fight for your dreams.
Grab opportunity by the mane and don’t let go!
Live like today is the first day and last day of your life.
Burn sinful bridges. Blaze new trails.
Live for the applause of nail-scarred hands.
Don’t let what’s wrong with you
keep you from worshiping what’s right with God.
Dare to fail. Dare to be different.
Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away.

Chase the lion.
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“Chase the Lion is a powerful, passionate, and inspiring message! When you pursue God’s dream for your life, it can be a little scary, but man is it worth it!”


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About the author

Mark Batterson is the New York Times bestselling author of a dozen books, including The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day (10 year anniversary edition now available), and Wild Goose Chase. He is the lead pastor of National Community Church (NCC), one of the most innovative and influential churches in America. One church with eight campuses, NCC also owns and operates Ebenezer’s coffeehouse, The Miracle Theatre, and the DC Dream Center. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University. He and his wife Lora have three children, and love living on Capitol Hill.
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  • love people when they LEAST EXPECT IT and LEAST DESERVE IT
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  • absolutely loved the message @NCC this weekend. @joelschmidgall @ninaschmidgall tag-team on marriage. https://t.co/asb1h3dabQ
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  • when you run in the nation's capital, memorials are mile markers. logged a half marathon today. https://t.co/fddh5kPEoH
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  • don't let a little rain stop you! hiked to the top of Bull Run Mountain. https://t.co/HKjOtbUpb8
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  • on JULY 23, 2000 my intestines ruptured, had emergency surgery, and spent 2 days on a respirator. celebrating my 17th SECOND BIRTHDAY today.
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