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Wild Goose Chase

Multnomah Books / 2008 / Paperback

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Does seeking to know God's will with certainty sometimes seem like, well, a wild goose chase? Author of the bestseller In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Batterson unmasks our misconceptions concerning discipleship and decision-making and urges us to dare to take risks. Topics include: playing offense, surviving shipwrecks, pursuing passions, challenging giants, and more.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 184
Vendor: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.38 (inches)
ISBN: 1590527194
ISBN-13: 9781590527191
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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

Author Bio

Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of Washington, DC’s National Community Church, widely recognized as one of America’s most innovative churches. NCC meets in movie theaters at metro stops throughout the city, as well as in a church-owned coffee house near Union Station. More than seventy percent of NCC’ers are single twentysomethings who live or work on Capitol Hill. Mark is the author of the best-selling In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day and a widely read blogger (www.markbatterson.com). He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and their three children.

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 "Mark Batterson’s Wild Goose Chase detonates anemic Christianity masquerading as the ’real thing’ and winsomely propels us to what can be and should be if we allow God's Spirit to be all He can be in our lives. Let it stretch you to greater things!"
- Louie Giglio, Passion Conferences, speaker and author of How Great Is Our God, Indescribable, and I am not but I know I AM

"Wild Good Chase puts the advent back in adventure, and frees us all to find out how risk can be another word for faith."
- Leonard Sweet, Drew University, George Fox University, sermons.com

"Mark Batterson is down-to-earth and humble–yet constantly pushes me to grow. I follow him as a leader, admire him as an innovator, and love him as a friend. Mark has become one of the most important voices for a new generation. Anything he touches changes lives."
- Craig Groeschel, pastor of Lifechurch.tv, author of Going All the Way

"As a leader and teacher, Mark Batterson brings imagination, energy, and insight. Mark’s genuine warmth and sincerity spill over into his communication, combining an intense love for his community with a passionate desire to see them living the life God dreams for them. I appreciate his willingness to take bold risks and go to extraordinary lengths to reach our culture with a message that is truly relevant."
- Ed Young, senior pastor, Fellowship Church

"A thoughtful and energetic leader, Mark Batterson presses us to consider how we live out our faith in the world around us. When Mark has something to say, I am quick to listen."
- Frank Wright, PhD, President and CEO, National Religious Broadcasters

"Mark’s passion for God and our generation is contagious. His writing is honest and insightful. Go ahead–chase the lion!"
- Margaret Feinberg, author of The Organic God, for In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

"Mark Batterson is one of the church’s most forward thinkers. In this book, he compels us to look both behind and ahead to discover answers to the ’whys’ in our lives. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day helps us make sense of this beautiful mess we call life."
- Lindy Lowry, editor, Outreach magazine



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  1. JohnDeereGirl
    Plainfield, Indiana
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    wild goose chase book review
    January 19, 2013
    JohnDeereGirl
    Plainfield, Indiana
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Title: The Wild Goose Chase: Reclaim the Adventure of Pursuing God

    Author: Mark Batterson

    Date I Finished Reading: January 19,2013

    My Rating: 5/5

    When you think of pursuing God, what comes to your mind? Duty? Struggle? How about adventure? Do you ever view your walk with God as an exciting, adventurous thing? In this book, Mark Batterson discusses spiritual barriers that can prevent us from growing closer to God, or finding satisfaction in him. He explores the barriers of:

    ~responsibility

    ~routine

    ~assumptions

    ~guilt

    ~failure

    ~fear

    He discusses how each of these things can, at times hinder us from growth, and the signs of them in our lives.

    One thing I liked about this book would be Batterson's writing style. He writes with honest humor that makes the book an easy, enjoyable read. I also liked how applicable this book is. The issues addressed and the actions recommended are practical and applicable to our personal and daily lives.

    I really had no complaints about this book, besides the fact that Batterson becomes a bit repetitive at times. Other than that, I have none!

    I would highly recommend this book to you, especially if you are struggling with spiritual growth and desire a resource to help you identify what barrier may be hindering you from pursuing and growing closer to God.

    Note: I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. However, my opinions are my own.
  2. gcw1
    York, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wild Goose Chase
    January 9, 2013
    gcw1
    York, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    WILD GOOSE CHASE Reclaim the Adventure of Pursuing God by Mark Batterson __ Mark start his book explaining the title, the title is what the Celtic Christians calls the Holy Spirit. As Mark states, "The name hints at the mysterious nature of the Holy Spirit. Much like a wild goose, the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed". Mark offer a collection of interesting stories that has happen to him and others and gives a very interesting outline for us to follow the Spirit of god. The book is short, but gives a great direction to follow God. At the end of each chapter, Mark offers questions for you to answer or to discuss by a group in a Bible study. We all need to let the Holy Spirit guide our life and stop following what we want. Get the book you will be happy you did.

    I received this eBook free from Blogging For Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255
  3. mattparks35
    Joplin, MO
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Best book I have read in awhile
    February 4, 2012
    mattparks35
    Joplin, MO
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Mark Batterson brings a fresh look at the existence and purpose of the Holy Spirit. He compares the Holy Spirit to a wild goose in that it is unpredictable and adventurous. He explores the reasons why Christians are bored and not living the adventurous and exciting life in the Spirit. He gives the reader six "cages" that keep Christians from being wild for God. The cages of responsibility, routine, assumptions, guilt, failure, and fear make up the body of the text. Peppered with personal stories and provocative examples, this book is bound to elicit the question of every reader, "Why haven't I been chasing the Wild Goose?"

    From a personal standpoint, the book has encouraged me to pursue godly ambition and that it is alright to not have any idea where to go from here. We are not guaranteed to know where we are going, but to know with whom we are going. If we pursue Jesus passionately, we will naturally be taking a roller coaster ride of a lifetime and to be challenged not to make a living, but to make a life. This book receives a thumbs up in my opinion.

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.
  4. Elska
    Easley, SC
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great insights
    December 30, 2011
    Elska
    Easley, SC
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Im really enjoying this book. Easy and thought provoking at the same time.
  5. Ruthe Fonfrias
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 14, 2011
    Ruthe Fonfrias
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    An excellent, challenging read. Digs deep into the heart and soul....
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