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About Wild Goose Chase

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


 “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,

“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, 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

About Mark Batterson

Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church, one church with eight campuses in Washington, DC. Mark’s newest book is, Chase the Lion, which releases September 6th, 2016. He is the New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker, and has also written a dozen other popular titles including If, Wild Goose Chase, and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. Mark has a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University and lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and their three children. Learn more at

Product Details

192 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Aug 19, 2008

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

By Jennifer Roberts

Lately I've been soaking up everything I can about the Holy Spirit, I've read Forgotten God, and have always Loved Mark Batterson, and was super excited to see a book on my subject of choice right now...after receiving this book digitally I ate it up and read each night...there was a lot to absorb, and although I read through it quickly many of the truths in the book still resonate in my mind. Thank you for providing this as a preview...

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By Deron Henry

Ever feel like you are lost? Maybe not lost. Maybe just like you are wondering around aimlessly? No particular place to go? You're moving...just no definite destination. Isn't that an unsettling feeling? I hate feeling that way. I hate not knowing where I am going. When I am lost or uncertain, I feel completely vulnerable. Like I am not in control at all. Oddly enough, that's the point of Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson. Wild...

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By Pearl Denault

In Wild Goose Chase, Mark Batterson once again takes us on an honest and intense look at our lives as "Christians." â??"Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spiritâ?"An Geadh-Glas, or â??the Wild Goose.â?? 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...

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By Henk-Jan van der Klis

Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit, An Geadh-Glas, or the Wild Goose. That image was used by the Irish/British/Dutch band Iona in the song The Flight of the Wild Goose on their self-titled debut album. Wild Goose Publications is also the name of the publishing house of the Iona Community. Their story is penned in a book titled Chasing the Wild Goose. The America author Mark Batterson uses the image of the Wild Goose / Holy...

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By Gary Wineholt

WILD GOOSE CHASE Reclaim the Adventure of Pursuing God by Mark Batterson â?¦â?¦ Mark start his book explaining the title, the title is what the Celtic Christians calls the Holy Spirit. As Mark states, â??"The name hints at the mysterious nature of the Holy Spirit. Much like a wild goose, the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamedâ?. Mark offer a collection of interesting stories that has happen to him and others and gives a very...

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