Living not striving…

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Wild Goose Chase August 6, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — erikaivory @ 9:27 pm

I love to read!  Imagine my delight when I received an email today that said I am receiving 2 free copies of Mark Batterson’s new book Wild Goose Chase.

I get to read and do a blog review on the book in exchange for one book for me and one book for one of youSmile  Batterson wrote a “smack-you-in-the-face” good book called In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.  Strange title, yes, but challenging and spiritually lifechanging book.  I read it about a year ago and now rate it as one of my top ten favorite books.

I’ll include below some info about Batterson and his new book.  Stay tuned for more info soon on how you can win that 2nd free book:)

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 ( He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and their three children.

 Summary of Wild Goose Chase:

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.


4 Responses to “Wild Goose Chase”

  1. I Love “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day”!!!

  2. I love “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day!

  3. How super duper cool! Very intrested in getting my hands on copy #2!!!

  4. […] night I received Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson in the mail.  Like I mentioned in this post, not only one copy arrived but […]

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