Finished Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson on the plane back from the Dominican Republic yesterday. It’s been on my ‘to read’ list since summer, and I’m really glad I got to it this week – it really came at the right time. The book centers on the Celtic personification of Jesus – in that He is a Wild Goose – how God is untamed and life-changing and unpredictable. As I was flying home, I was thinking about the adventure of following God, even overseas, in our local neighborhood and the journey of faith over the past few years.
The best two chapters: the first focused on Paul’s snakebite and shipwreck – and tells the story about how God blows us in the direction He desires, even when we feel that we are off course. The other told the story of Jonathan as he scaled the cliffs to destroy an army – how being outnumbered, outarmed and in a vulnerable position is all part of God’s call. God doesn’t care about odds. His call defies safety and challenges us to take on big enemies. So good!
Get this book and hopefully you will read it at the right time like I did. A-