Wild Goose Chase

Just finished reading “Wild Goose Chase” by Mark Batterson.  This is the third book of his I have read and I enjoy his style of writing and communicating.  He seems to live and serve with such passion and energy.  I especially enjoy reading the stories of the church he leads, National Community Church, in Washington DC.

In the book, he uses an old Celtic description of the Holy Spirit.  Celtic Christians had a name for the Spirit which translated into “wild goose.”  In his book, he identified 6 cages that keep us from chasing the Wild Goose – responsibility, routine, assumption, guilt, failure and fear.  In addressing each cage, he referenced a Biblical personality who overcame that limitation and chased the Wild Goose.

He has several challenges in the book that encourages the reader to get out of the rut and routine of church as we know it and pursue God.  One of his questions requires some reflection – are we more concerned with knowing God’s Will or knowing God?  How often are we guilty of trying to make God into our image rather than being made into the image of God?

Definitely a good read.  Now to do some of the things he said….

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3 thoughts on “Wild Goose Chase

  1. I haven’t read the book yet, but I have researched some on comparing the Wild Goose to the Holy Spirit and have found several sites that talk about how the Celtic Christians never actually referred to the goose as the Holy Spirit at all, and that is a misconception started by rumor… one guy actually emailed a Catholic Bishop in Ireland who confirmed this, so I don’t know… still is interesting though.

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