Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson is a semi-sequal to his book, In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day. The book uses a metaphor adopted by Celtic Christians that refers to the Holy Spirt as the Wild Goose. Throughout the book, Batterson challenges the reader to embrace adventure and mystery in relation to God. The book seems to be a practical application of his former book, In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day. Batterson affirms that chasing God is not boring, but full of adventure. God’s call will take you places you least expect, yet it is up to us to follow Him.
Here are some quotes from the book:
“We need people who are more of afraid of missing opportunities than making mistakes. People who are more afraid of lifelong regrets than temporary failure. People who dare to dream the unthinkable and attempt the impossible.”
“One reason many of us get entangled in sin is because we don’t have enough God-ordained vision to keep us busy.”
“But sometimes a closed door is the very thing that gets us where God wants us to go. I’ve come to think of closed doors as divine detours. And while our failed plans can be incredibly discouraging and disorienting, God often uses the things that seem to be taking us off our course to keep us on His course.”
I would highly recommend this book. May you be inspired to turn uncertainty in your life into a great adventure. Enjoy!