Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wild Goose Chase

Here's a great book that comes out today - Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson. The subtitle really sums up the book - Reclaim the Adventure of Pursing God.

Here's some from the introduction -

“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.”
Mark wrote the best-selling book In the Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. Our Sunday School class read that book together and we plan on reading through this one as well. Mark 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. Amy and I (and the family) went to the coffee shop when we were in DC a while back. It's really neat!

You can read excerpts from the book at http://www.chasethegoose.com/. I have a copy of the book for the first two to email me at jamesspaugh@mchsi.com
Let me know what you think.

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