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Just wrapped up “Wild Goose Chase” by Mark Batterson. I had jumped on board with “In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day” when it first released, and was very excited by the opportunity to review Mark’s second literary offering. I love the concept of this book. A challenging look at living a life that is outside the norm. Mark highlights the reasons people fail to live a FULL life, most of which are the joys of comfort and the fear of the unknown.

Mark uses the Celtic Christian translation for the name of the Holy Spirit, the Wild Goose. The concept of chasing the will of God versus asking God to bless our plans, like chasing a wild goose. Mark uses great stories to encourage readers to come out of the cages that protect us from living a full life. The 6 cages are classified as: Cage of Responsibility, Cage of Routine, Cage of Assumptions, Cage of Guilt, Cage of Failure, and the Cage of Fear.

This book is a great read if you want to be challenged to live outside your comfort zone. I tell my team all the time that we are trying to live in a culture of can, not a culture of can not. This book takes our excuses, our reasons, our hesitations, and shows that when we replace those things with faith and a desire to fulfill the plan of God for our lives, there is nothing that can stop us. I urge you, pick up this book and share it with your team, friends, and anyone who is living less of a life than God destined for them to live!

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