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Wild Goose Chase: Reclaim the Adventure of Pursuing God [Kindle Edition]

Mark Batterson
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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


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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!”
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About the Author

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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1330 KB
  • Print Length: 194 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1590527194
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (March 30, 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0015DWNC4
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,929 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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75 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Whole Lot of Chasing Going On August 26, 2008
Format:Paperback
When last we heard from Mark Batterson, he was chasing a lion down a pit on a snowy day. Now he's chasing a wild goose. Evidently, there's a lot of chasing going on in Mark's neck of the hood.

Most of us think a wild goose chase is, as Mark puts it, "a purposeless endeavor without a defined destination." Mark thinks otherwise. He notes that one of the Celtic Christian images of the Holy Spirit was An Geadh Glas, "the Wild Goose." Chasing that Wild Goose is anything but a purposeless endeavor, even though we don't know the defined destination at the outset of the chase.

Chasing the Wild Goose pulls you out of "inverted Christianity." "Instead of following the Spirit," Mark writes, "we invite the Spirit to follow us. Instead of serving God's purposes, we want Him to serve our purposes." Such a form of Christianity is sinful--displacing God from the center and putting our selves there instead--but it is also deadly boring. Mark deploys the image of a caged animal at the zoo to describe the life of inverted Christianity. The natural beauty, freedom, and power of biblical Christianity gets locked away behind safe, comfortable, and predictable bars. If we want to chase the Goose, we have to get out of our cages.

In Wild Goose Chase, Mark identifies six cages inverted Christians get locked inside: responsibility, routine, assumptions, guilt, failure, and fear. He devotes one chapter to each of the cages and uses one character from the Bible to illustrate spiritual uncaged living. Nehemiah shows us how to live a "responsibly irresponsible life," one that is infused with God's passion. Moses shows us how to break out of our spiritual routines. Abraham shows us how to overcome the antisupernatural assumptions that place limits on what God can do in our lives.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding devotional about following the Holy Spirit August 25, 2008
Format:Paperback
Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson is like one of those really good sermons that make you squirm in your pew with conviction. Batterson wants to see the end of complacent Christians who want only to live comfortably. He encourages readers to listen for the Holy Spirit and start living on the edge in accordance with God's purpose. He uses several anecdotes to make his case and Scripture to back it up. It's' hard to put into words just how powerful this book was for me. I squirmed through most of the chapters, and it has earned the rare permanent spot on my bookshelf. It's the kind of book that I will read year after year to remind myself of what I should be doing and to measure my progress. Are you ready for your faith to be stirred and shaken out of its boring routine? Read Batterson and chase the Wild Goose. You can't help but be changed.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hang On For the Ride August 23, 2008
Format:Paperback
Batterson has done it again! I read "Wild Goose Chase" from cover to cover without putting it down. Every chapter made me smile, made me think, and made me pause to reflect on God's heart.

I especially enjoyed Mark's perspective and insight on well known bible stories. Although I've read about Moses, Abraham, Jonathan, Peter, and Paul countless times, Batterson retold the old stories in a new light.

Even though Mark flawlessly kept my attention, I found myself pausing many times to pray.

Mark's language and images have a way of awakening my dormant faith and dreams. I will unquestionably revisit this book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Small Group Study September 24, 2013
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I chose this for a small group study. What Mark writes is not just for 20-somethings, but has spoken to your Senior group. We never get too old for God to use us.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chase the Goose! August 19, 2008
Format:Paperback
Recently I was given the opportunity to review the new book by Mark Batterson, "Wild Goose Chase." The book releases today, and I can't urge you enough to get get your copy!

Mark is not only an author, but he serves as the pastor of National Community Church, in Washington, DC. In observing his approach to ministry both in person (at events I have heard him speak at), and on his weekly podcast, he relates so naturally to the listener because you get the feeling that he's "on the journey" just like you are. That said, his writing style takes on a similar feel. To date, I have read both of his books, and his passionate approach to living the adventure and fulfilling the dreams God has given us is birthed out of a heart that pursues God.

In his latest release, "Wild Goose Chase," Mark likens the modern pursuit of God to that of a chase of a "wild goose."

The back cover boasts, "Most of us have no idea of 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 sacreligious, I cannot think of a better description of what it's like to follow the Spirit through life. Most of us have no idea where we are going most of the time. And I know that is unsettling. But circumstantial uncertainty goes by another name: ADVENTURE."

It's that adventure that drew me through the pages of this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get out of your comfort zone and get ready to chase the wild goose!
Mark Batterson writes inspirationally about getting out of the cages that keep a person from soaring with the Holy Spirit. Read more
Published 6 days ago by sozmd
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Absolutely love everything Mark does. This book is an eye opener and will challenge you big time.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Changing
Mark Batterson does it again ! Compelling, insightful, motivating us to let the wild goose take us on an adventure! If you want a boring life don't read this book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Writemom
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful
This is the second book of Mark Batterson's that I have read and I was not disappointed. The same way the Circle Maker challenged me in my prayer life, this book challenged me in... Read more
Published 1 month ago by KIMBERLY K FREEMAN
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the book I'm still reading it but it's very ...
I love the book I'm still reading it but it's very good so far he does use a lot of big words that I don't always understand so I have to have a dictionary.
Published 1 month ago by QueenB
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I had this book sent to Japan. What a ...
I had this book sent to Japan. What a treat for one of our missionaries. They received it in short order.
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Published 2 months ago by Jan
5.0 out of 5 stars a must read!
I absolutely loved this book! Ranks right up there in my top 3 books I've ever read! If you're looking for something that will change your life this is the book for you!
Published 3 months ago by Pen Name
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Very satisfied with book and very satisfied with service.
Published 3 months ago by Maxine Mitchell
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
good read
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Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church (www.theaterchurch.com) in Washington DC . Targeting emerging generations, 73 percent of NCCers are single twentysomethings that live or work on Capitol Hill. Currently one church with three locations, the vision of NCC is to meet in movie theaters @ metro stops throughout the DC area. The theaterchurch.com podcast is one of the fastest-growing church podcasts in America . Mark is also a daily blogger @ www.markbatterson.com . Mark lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and three children.

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