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Wild Goose Chase

back in the fall my small group read a book titled In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson. his blog has also been on my daily read list for quite a while. his second book releases today, and it’s titled Wild Goose Chase. i received a copy from the publisher to review for when it hits the shelves today. i kind of bummed because it didn’t come before i left for Peru, and i haven’t gotten a chance to finish it yet since i got back on sunday night. there will be a full review forthcoming, but here’s a few things for you right now:

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.

i also have a second copy of the book to give away! all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, and a winner will be selected at the end of the week. go!

Wild Goose Chase

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  1. therewasagirl
    August 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Although I had hoped this post had something about chasing real geese, I’m interested to hear your thoughts on the book. It’s hard to come by peers that review books… we’re all so busy these days that actually writing about a book we’ve finished is often unthinkable!

  2. August 19, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    I’ll be interested to see what you think about WGC. I loved Lion, and used it with some high school guys. It might be a better fit for a little bit older/life-mature guys, though…

  3. August 20, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Free book? Ok! Uh oh, now I have to think of something meaningful, so this doesn’t seem like a ploy to just get the book. Hmm…

    I agree with you, Stac, Lion was probably better suited to an slightly older audience. But, I’m sure if the book hit you, your kids probably got things out of it, too, since you would be teaching out of your own passion and not necessarily the questions from the book, ya know?

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