Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson and Book Giveaway

I'm giving away a brand new copy of today's book! Leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win. I'll pick a name and announce the winner on Tuesday, September 2. US addresses only. Good luck!

Most of us have no idea where we’re going most of the time. Perfect.

“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.” --from the introduction.

Does seeking to know God's will with certainty sometimes seem like, well, a Wild Goose Chase? Author of the bestseller In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Batterson unmasks our misconceptions concerning discipleship and decision-making and urges us to dare to take risks. Topics include playing offense, surviving shipwrecks, pursuing passions, challenging giants, and more.

Mark Batterson 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. More than seventy percent of NCC’ers are single twentysomethings who live or work on Capitol Hill. Mark is the author of the best-selling In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day and a widely read blogger (www.markbatterson.com). He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and their three children.


  1. Greetings! I could stand to take more risks where my life and Christianity are concerned! I love the cover of the book. Please enter me in this delightful book giveaway drawing. I appreciate it. Thanks, Cindi

  2. I've heard through the Blogline that this guy is a terrific pastor. I'd like to get this book.

  3. sounds very interesting. I'd love to go to one of his church services!

  4. I want to read this book so please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks so much!

  5. Hi Deborah! This sounds like a good book. I love your blog!

  6. I'd like to get my hands on this book, please enter me...

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  7. Sweet, thanks for doing this.

  8. Sounds great!! Please count me in for this drawing. ;) Thanks!


  9. Becky C.2:52 PM

    This sounds like a wonderful read.

    Please enter me in the contest.

    Thank you,

    Becky C.

  10. This really does intrigue me. Sounds like it might get me to do some further digging into scripture and rethink some stuff. I'd love to read it. Count me in, please.
    chassan2 at hotmail.com