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"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 pursue the Spirit's leading through life than "Wild Goose chase". I think the Celtic Christians were on to something that institutionalized Christianity has missed out on. And I wonder if we have clipped the wings of the Wild Goose and settled for something less - much less - than what God originally intended for us. I understand that "wild goose chase" typically refers to a purposeless endeavor without a defined destination. But chasing the Wild Goose is different. The promptings of the Holy Spirit can sometimes seem pretty pointless, but rest assured, God is working His plan. And if you chase the Wild Goose, He will take you places you never could have imagined going by paths you never knew existed. I don't know a single Christ follower who hasn't gotten stressed out over trying to figure out the will of God. We want to solve the mystery of the will of God the way we solve a Sudoku or crossword puzzle. But in my experience, intellectual analysis usually results in spiritual paralysis. We try to make God fit within the confines of our cerebral cortex. We try to reduce the will of God to the logical limits of our left brain. But the will of God is neither logical nor linear. It is downright confusing and complicated. A part of us feels as if something is spiritually wrong with us when we experience circumstantial uncertainty. But that is precisely what Jesus promised us when we are born of the Spirit and start following Him. 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. I think it is only fair that I give a Wild Goose warning at the outset of this book: nothing is more unnerving or disorienting than passionately pursuing God. And the sooner we come to terms with that spiritual reality, the more we will enjoy the journey. I cannot, in good conscience, promise safety or certainty. But I can promise that chasing the Wild Goose will be anything but boring!" - Mark Batterson
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Mark Batterson serves as the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D. C. Recognized as 'one of America's 25 most innovative churches, ' NCC is one church with seven locations. Mark's blog (www.markbatterson.com) and webcast (www.theaterchurch.com) also reach a virtual congregation around the world. Mark is the author of several bestselling books, including New York Times Bestseller - The Circle Maker and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. He and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill with their three children.and You can follow Mark on Twitter: @markbatterson SPANISH BIO

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Mark Batterson s Wild Goose Chase detonates anemic Christianity masquerading as the real thing and winsomely propels us to what can be and should be if we allow God's Spirit to be all He can be in our lives. Let it stretch you to greater things! - Louie Giglio, Passion Conferences, speaker and author of How Great Is Our God, Indescribable, and I am not but I know I AM Wild Good Chase puts the advent back in adventure, and frees us all to find out how risk can be another word for faith. - Leonard Sweet, Drew University, George Fox University, sermons.com Mark Batterson is down-to-earth and humble yet constantly pushes me to grow. I follow him as a leader, admire him as an innovator, and love him as a friend. Mark has become one of the most important voices for a new generation. Anything he touches changes lives. - Craig Groeschel, pastor of Lifechurch.tv, author of Going All the Way As a leader and teacher, Mark Batterson brings imagination, energy, and insight. Mark s genuine warmth and sincerity spill over into his communication, combining an intense love for his community with a passionate desire to see them living the life God dreams for them. I appreciate his willingness to take bold risks and go to extraordinary lengths to reach our culture with a message that is truly relevant. - Ed Young, senior pastor, Fellowship Church A thoughtful and energetic leader, Mark Batterson presses us to consider how we live out our faith in the world around us. When Mark has something to say, I am quick to listen. - Frank Wright, PhD, President and CEO, National Religious Broadcasters "Mark s passion for God and our generation is contagious. His writing is honest and insightful. Go ahead chase the lion! - Margaret Feinberg, author of The Organic God, for In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day Mark Batterson is one of the church s most forward thinkers. In this book, he compels us to look both behind and ahead to discover answers to the whys in our lives. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day helps us make sense of this beautiful mess we call life. - Lindy Lowry, editor, Outreach magazine " Mark Batterson s "Wild Goose Chase" detonates anemic Christianity masquerading as the real thing and winsomely propels us to what can be and should be if we allow God's Spirit to be all He can be in our lives. Let it stretch you to greater things! "- ""Louie Giglio, Passion Conferences, speaker and author of How Great Is Our God, Indescribable, and I am not but I know I AM" "Wild Good Chase" puts the advent back in adventure, and frees us all to find out how risk can be another word for faith. "- Leonard Sweet, Drew University, George Fox University, sermons.com " Mark Batterson is down-to-earth and humble yet constantly pushes me to grow. I follow him as a leader, admire him as an innovator, and love him as a friend. Mark has become one of the most important voices for a new generation. Anything he touches changes lives. "- Craig Groeschel, pastor of Lifechurch.tv, author of Going All the Way " As a leader and teacher, Mark Batterson brings imagination, energy, and insight. Mark s genuine warmth and sincerity spill over into his communication, combining an intense love for his community with a passionate desire to see them living the life God dreams for them. I appreciate his willingness to take bold risks and go to extraordinary lengths to reach our culture with a message that is truly relevant. "- Ed Young, senior pastor, Fellowship Church " A thoughtful and energetic leader, Mark Batterson presses us to consider how we live out our faith in the world around us. When Mark has something to say, I am quick to listen. "- Frank Wright, PhD, President and CEO, National Religious Broadcasters ""Mark s passion for God and our generation is contagious. His writing is honest and insightful. Go ahead chase the lion! "- Margaret Feinberg, author of The Organic God, for In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day" Mark Batterson is one of the church s most forward thinkers. In this book, he compels us to look both behind and ahead to discover answers to the whys in our lives. "In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day" helps us make sense of this beautiful mess we call life. "- Lindy Lowry, editor, Outreach magazine" " "Mark Batterson's "Wild Goose Chase" detonates anemic Christianity masquerading as the 'real thing' and winsomely propels us to what can be and should be if we allow God's Spirit to be all He can be in our lives. Let it stretch you to greater things!""- ""Louie Giglio, Passion Conferences, speaker and author of How Great Is Our God, Indescribable, and I am not but I know I AM"""Wild Good Chase" puts the advent back in adventure, and frees us all to find out how risk can be another word for faith." "- Leonard Sweet, Drew University, George Fox University, sermons.com ""Mark Batterson is down-to-earth and humble-yet constantly pushes me to grow. I follow him as a leader, admire him as an innovator, and love him as a friend. Mark has become one of the most important voices for a new generation. Anything he touches changes lives.""- Craig Groeschel, pastor of Lifechurch.tv, author of Going All the Way ""As a leader and teacher, Mark Batterson brings imagination, energy, and insight. Mark's genuine warmth and sincerity spill over into his communication, combining an intense love for his community with a passionate desire to see them living the life God dreams for them. I appreciate his willingness to take bold risks and go to extraordinary lengths to reach our culture with a message that is truly relevant.""- Ed Young, senior pastor, Fellowship Church ""A thoughtful and energetic leader, Mark Batterson presses us to consider how we live out our faith in the world around us. When Mark has something to say, I am quick to listen.""- Frank Wright, PhD, President and CEO, National Religious Broadcasters ""Mark's passion for God and our generation is contagious. His writing is honest and insightful. Go ahead-chase the lion!""- Margaret Feinberg, author of The Organic God, for In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day""Mark Batterson is one of the church's most forward thinkers. In this book, he compels us to look both behind and ahead to discover answers to the 'whys' in our lives. "In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day" helps us make sense of this beautiful mess we call life.""- Lindy Lowry, editor, Outreach magazine" "Mark Batterson's "Wild Goose Chase" detonates anemic Christianity masquerading as the 'real thing' and winsomely propels us to what can be and should be if we allow God's Spirit to be all He can be in our lives. Let it stretch you to greater things!"- Louie Giglio, Passion Conferences, speaker and author of "How Great Is Our God," "Indescribable," and "I am not but I know I AM"""Wild Good Chase" puts the advent back in adventure, and frees us all to find out how risk can be another word for faith." - Leonard Sweet, Drew University, George Fox University, sermons.com "Mark Batterson is down-to-earth and humble-yet constantly pushes me to grow. I follow him as a leader, admire him as an innovator, and love him as a friend. Mark has become one of the most important voices for a new generation. Anything he touches changes lives."- Craig Groeschel, pastor of Lifechurch.tv, author of "Going All the Way""""As a leader and teacher, Mark Batterson brings ima

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