The Wild Goose Chase is a quick read but its impact lingers long after the cover is closed. In his sophomore release, Mark Batterson poses questions, expounds on scripture, and allows space for you to come to terms with six cages that the enemy uses to keep you from the spiritual adventure God has for you.
Most of us have heard the term ‘unpacked’ bantered around quite a bit recently. As in, “He really unpacked that scripture” or “I love the way she unpacked that concept in her message today.” Some communicators not only ‘unpack’ the concept, they lay it out in color coordinated piles and then help you to hang it in your closet or place it in your bureau. Mark merely flings the suitcase wide revealing its contents and then lets you decide how to sort and appropriate it into your life. This makes allowance for God to form-fit it to your exact need at that moment, in a fashion that ministers uniquely to each reader.
I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially to those who have forgotten how to dream, forgotten how to chase after Godly passions, and forgotten how to play offense instead of defense with their lives. These mindsets seem to be reaching epidemic proportions in the Body of Christ today and it is imperative that we redevelop the ability to dream Kingdom dreams and to break free from the timeless traps that ensnare us.
Wild Goose Chase will do just that. It will rattle the cages that you have called home for far too long. It will disturb you and provoke you to action. It will confirm what God has been stirring within you and will reawaken dreams that have lain dormant or been seemingly crushed beyond repair.
There are so many excellent insights contained within the pages of this book that I will continue sharing them here on my blog, but in a more personal light. This book has arrived at an ideal time for me. I am standing at the cusp of what I believe will be one of the greatest chapters in my personal “Wild Goose chase.” I am chasing Him to a new city, a new state, a new ministry opportunity, all the while knowing I struggle with the same cages presented in this book. Every fiber of my being cries out to dream big, run free, and follow Him to the ends of the earth. I know I was created for this yet I am bound by my assumptions, held captive by my fears, and stare at the ceilings of limitations that I, through time and complacency have placed upon the Lord. I feel like I know all too well what Mark shared in his opening chapter: I “have clipped the wings of the Wild Goose and settled for something less – much less – than what God originally intended.” I’m ready to join the adventure and “chase the trackless, matchless Goose of heaven” wherever the path may take us.
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Visit www.chasethegoose.com to read a sample chapter of the book and to get Mark’s 10 Steps to Setting Life Goals.
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Wild Goose Chase releases today and you can get your own copy by following one of the links below:
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That’s right! I do have a free book to give away on this blog. Play along and you just might win.
One of the things Mark discusses in his book is setting God-sized goals for your life, to dream big and pursue Godly passions. As a Christian you should have goals and dreams – not selfish goals or goals of your own making – but, as he puts it, “faith goals that are inspired by God in the context of prayer.” I can honestly say, I used to have those and during the course of this book I had to pause and really ask God what they used to be. That is how completely I had forgotten!
So, to put yourself in the running for the book, I want to hear one of your God-sized goals. I want to hear what dream will only come to pass by you partnering with God, chasing the Goose, and pursuing His heart.
I’ll share with you one of mine. I have a dream to write books. I even have notes and a title for one and I have an entire series for young readers planned as well. (As the punctuation police can tell you, I’m gonna need an editor!) Yet the ocean of life had nearly drowned that dream. So completely foreign was it to my mind that I couldn’t recall it when asked about my dreams!
*Official details: Click the link above to leave a comment sharing one of your God-sized dreams on this blog. Then check back on Friday to see who will win the extra copy of the book. (Please note: Your comment will earn you 1 entry. For every person you send to this blog who leaves a comment about their dream AND acknowledges that you sent them here, you will receive another entry.) Winner will be chosen from a random drawing of all entries received.