Today I received this sampler in the mail — two chapters in booklet form designed to give readers a taste of Mark Batterson’s soon-to-be released book,”Wild Goose Chase”. If you were blown away by his last book, “In the Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day” prepare yourself. You’re in for the chase of your life!

A few of my favorite excerpts:

  • “The Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit that has always intrigued me. They called Him An Geadh-Glas, or “the Wild Goose.” I love the imagery and implications. The name hints at the mysterious nature of the Holy Spirit. Much like a wild goose, the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed. An element of danger and an air of unpredictability surround Him. And while the name may sound a little sacrilegious at first earshot, I cannot think of a better description of what it’s like to follow the Spirit’s leading through life than a Wild Goose Chase.”
  • “Take the Holy Spirit out of the equation of my life and it would spell b-o-r-i-n-g. Add Him into the equation of your life and anything can happen. You never know who you’ll meet, where you’ll go, or what you’ll do. All bets are off.”
  • “In the beginning God made man in His image. Man has been making God in his image ever since.”

Trying to narrow down my three favorite excerpts from this 30 page booklet was as difficult as watching Jason Castro end up in the bottom 3 last night on American Idol. OK, a lot more difficult.

I don’t know the release date for the book, but I am looking forward to the chase!

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