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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Fisher | 2/20/2014

    " Another life changing book from Mark Batterson! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Crotty | 2/18/2014

    " A good friend recommended "Wild Goose Chase." I am very thankful for her recommendation. I finished it by listening to the audio version during my move from South Carolina to Texas where I look forward to not only continuing to follow my life passion in my creative work but also be more involved in my children's lives and setting an example of making the most of God-given talents and following dreams. Batterson's words could not have been more appropriate and inspirational. Only by grace and in the courage of faith can we break free of our self-imposed cages, It's all about the chase. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 2/17/2014

    " What I learned from this book is that we have to be willing to get our feet wet in order to chase the Wild Goose. If we wait for God to do all the work in our lives we will see blessings, but in a limited fashion. Why limit what God can do for us because we are afraid? Why not take a chance and see what He has in store for our journey with Him? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Paul | 2/7/2014

    " Loved this book. He's a smart man. Like that this is not too over-thought. Bible-relevant. Like his style. I was challenged!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 1/26/2014

    " Good book of getting outside the comfort zone and what it really means to be living a life following God's promptings. Good balance of anecdotes, psychology, life stories, Biblical examples and personal mistakes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iamthird | 1/22/2014

    " Intellectual analysis usually results in spiritual paralysis. Circumstantial uncertainty also goes by another name: adventure. Otro dia, otra aventura (another day, another adventure) Prayer makes us spiritually fertile. We take constants for granted. The way you speed us is by slowing down. Living generously is way to fun and way too exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherrie Rohde | 1/11/2014

    " This is by far one of the best books I've ever read. Mark Batterson's writing style is so real, relatable and applicable. It's so awesome to put explanation behind the times in my life I've felt alive and how those connect to God's purpose and plan. Super pumped to start seeing how applying this book starts to lead to an exciting future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 1/5/2014

    " Great book, life changing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Folayan | 1/1/2014

    " It was okay. I think the author was a little "loose" with his wording in some areas but most of the reading hit home for me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Lemler | 12/24/2013

    " A good read if you want encouragement to follow an adventurous pursuit of God! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob G. | 11/30/2013

    " Had some great "thought nuggets," and was well worth reading! I would recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Hampton | 11/27/2013

    " In this book the author talks about following the Lord and the adventure that it brings. The title is used as a term of adventure that was used to reference following God. This book shows how our life with God should be an adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 9/21/2013

    " A challenging book for us "Bilbo Baggins" types, who tend to enjoy our comforts and shun anything remotely dangerous. Batterson's book is a wake-up call! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chad Stutzman | 7/29/2013

    " Good book about the Holy Spirit. Another book that helped me to grow spiritually. Good use of Scripture and stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 7/7/2013

    " Celtic Christians called the Holy Spirit The Wild Goose. This book encourages me to let the Holy Spirit to have free reign. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 4/2/2013

    " Mark challenges the norms of our Christian life with a challenge to not only think out of the box but to get out of the box and chase the Wild Goose and begin living the Christian life like it is intended to be lived. Excellent book, every Christian ought to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/12/2012

    " I enjoyed the perspective that this book offered. Chasing the the Wild Goose is a way of saying follow the Spirit. Sometimes a leap of faith is needed and the Holy Spirit will help you achieve things. Definitely a thought provoking book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frederick | 4/13/2012

    " This book remains one of my all time favorites. It did what the Title indicates, it helped me reclaim or possibly rekindle the Adventure of Pursuing God. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 3/19/2012

    " I love the analogy that Mark develops further from the Celtic Christians in how they viewed the Holy Spirit as a Wild Goose. Mark writes well as a pastor and helps address common patterns that we fall into. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Lewis | 2/27/2012

    " Fabulous challenge to listen and respond to the uncontrollable, unpredictable An Geadh-Glas as the Celts referred to the Holy Spirit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin selvidge | 9/15/2011

    " SUCH an uplifting book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stan Rieb | 5/23/2011

    " A must read, powerful book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Folayan | 3/17/2011

    " It was okay. I think the author was a little "loose" with his wording in some areas but most of the reading hit home for me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christie | 1/14/2011

    " Loved this book!! I feel like God spoke so much to me through it and so much of it was so freeing!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 12/16/2010

    " SUCH an uplifting book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 10/11/2010

    " Loved this book. He's a smart man. Like that this is not too over-thought. Bible-relevant. Like his style. I was challenged!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 8/13/2010

    " Mark challenges the norms of our Christian life with a challenge to not only think out of the box but to get out of the box and chase the Wild Goose and begin living the Christian life like it is intended to be lived. Excellent book, every Christian ought to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 8/1/2010

    " I loved this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 7/19/2010

    " Fabulous challenge to listen and respond to the uncontrollable, unpredictable An Geadh-Glas as the Celts referred to the Holy Spirit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tmorlok | 6/30/2010

    " I used this along with In a Pit With a Lion for a women's retreat in Ohio as well as some workshops in my church and community. Actually got to hear Batterson speak on it...some overlap from Lion book but still a great inspirational read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/16/2010

    " Probably give it a 4.5 out of 5. Very good book. Didn't think it was as good as "In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day", but very good, never less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauri | 5/11/2010

    " My church used this for a church wide Lenten series. On week #2, I found I was losing my job. Some things hit very close to home as I moved through the book, and I enjoyed the thought provoking questions. I think it left me with more questions than answers to chase the wild goose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 4/23/2010

    " I read this book before "In a Pit with a Lion," it caused me to want to read the rest of this author's writings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 4/6/2010

    " Another life changing book from Mark Batterson! "

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About the Author

Mark Batterson serves as the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. Recognized as one of America’s twenty-five most innovative churches, NCC is one church with seven locations. Mark’s blog and webcast also reach a virtual congregation around the world. A New York Times bestselling author, his books include The Circle Maker and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. He holds a doctorate degree from Regent University and lives on Capitol Hill with his family.