Wild Goose Chase
I must first start with a resounding WOW! Many thanks to Mark Batterson for the opportunity to review an advance copy of “Wild Goose Chase”. I found it difficult to read this book in the short amount of time I had. Even though I could barely put the book down I found myself re-reading much of it in order to truly absorb what Mark had written. I found it inspiring, challenging and convicting. Mark’s God given passion is evident in every chapter and is obviously God inspired.
In the book Mark speaks of Devine Appointments. “…God is setting up divine appointments all the time. And as long as our motives stay pure and our spirits stay sensitive, He will make sure we meet the right people at the right time.” Goose Chase was one of those appointments for me. The Lord has spoken to me personally through this book and has set in motion some things that I have been delaying and ignoring in my own life. Thank you Mark, for opening the door of the cage I have backed myself into. I pray for the courage to step out of it and continue the momentum set forth in these pages.
God created us in His image but in order to understand, control or tame Him we have attempted to re-create Him in our image. In the beginning pages we learn that “the Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit, An Geadh-Glas, or ‘the Wild Goose.’” “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. An element of danger and an air of unpredictability surround Him.”
“Wild Goose Chase” is more than a book it is a challenge to all Christ followers to “Reclaim the Adventure of Pursuing God”. Sadly enough I see many of us, myself included, drifting away from this adventure every day. As Mark says in the first few pages “Jesus’ disciples didn’t just live an exciting life post-Pentecost; they turned the world upside down.” We too can, and should, turn the world upside down. “Wild Goose Chase” can begin, or restart, the adventure for you as it has for me. To simply recommend this book seems weak considering its subject matter. Therefore, I DARE you to pick up this book. I’ll even skip ahead and triple dog dare you. But I must warn you, be prepared to Chase the Goose!