Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Duck, Duck... Goose!

As of late, I'm becoming quite experienced with Christian self-help books. This is either really awesome or incredibly sad, haven't decided yet (I lied I'll go with incredibly awesome). "Wild Goose Chase" is the second work I've read by the acclaimed Mark Batterson and I have to say I enjoyed this one better, perhaps it was just more "inspiring." The point of this book is to help the reader "reclaim the adventure of pursuing God" which Batterson compares to going on a wild goose chase (although not a negative connotation, the end result isn't fruitless like the saying implies). We have to be daring and gutsy (no guts, no glory) in order to achieve what God has in plan for us.

One saying that I found particularly memorable was: "We start dying when we have nothing worth living for. And we don't really start living until we find something worth dying for." (page 16).

Overall, I believe I found this book to be more enjoyable than some of the other Christian literature I've been reading lately. It compels the reader to go out and take charge, help others, go on missions, to trust your gut and to most importantly trust God.

“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”

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