- Questions that Guys Should Ask Guys – great tips for discipleship from Tony Steward
- Do you want to be able to do one hundred push ups? I might give this a try…
- An Open Source Manifesto from Mark Batterson.
- Quality thoughts on Phone Etiquette from Nikki Alexander.
- Jeff Clinger shares of Celebrating Life in two very different experiences
- Calm Me Down… was a great post that I needed to read
- A project of which I will be a part is making progress – Open Source Liturgy Project: 4 Cores “Frozen” for Open Release.
As a part of being able to give an early review of Wild Goose Chase, the author and publisher made it possible to give away a free copy with a contest right here at Thoughts of Resurrection. That’s right, I said free.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with a reason (or reasons) why I should choose you as the winner of the contest and I will ship a fresh copy of Wild Goose Chase to you free of charge.
I will choose a winner from all of the comments and ship the book to you via the USPS on August 18.
“Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit – An Geadh-Glas, or ‘the Wild Goose'” (Mark Batterson). This is the story behind the title for Mark Batterson‘s latest book, Wild Goose Chase. About Mark from the back cover of the book:
Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of Washington D.C.’s National Community Church, widely recognized as one of America’s most innovative churches. Mark is the author of the bestselling In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day and a widely read blogger. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and their three children.
In Wild Goose Chase, Batterson has created an excellent text seeking to inspire the reader to step into the adventure of chasing the Wild Goose. The main thrust of the book is to address cages that we find ourselves in that prevent us from chasing the Holy Spirit and God’s dream for our lives. Batterson covers the cages of: responsibility, routine, assumptions, guilt, failure and fear. Batterson assesses each of these with a refreshing mix of biblical narrative, personal experience, perspectives from church history, and stories from National Community Church. Each chapter closes with hope, next steps and probing questions for self-reflection.
I thoroughly enjoyed Wild Goose Chase, finding it inspiring and encouraging. Batterson writes well and uses solid examples from both inside and outside the church world. I was struck by Batterson’s use of scripture throughout the book – both in narrative examples and subtle endnoted references. This technique was quite effective and it reminded me of the style of some of John Wesley’s writing.
Wild Goose Chase will be released on August 19 and you can pre-order a copy from Amazon here or find out more about the book including a free download, preview chapter and Mark’s 10 Steps to Setting Life Goals at chasethegoose.com.
I will go back to Wild Goose Chase in the future and I heartily recommend it to those seeking to find or rediscover the adventure of pursuing God’s dream.
- By now deviantmonk will be halfway through 30 days on 30 dollars. Read about the genesis of the idea here.
- Michael has a great top 10 list on church leadership at Some Things I’ve Learned So Far.
- Pastoral Wisdom is a gleaning of just that from conversations Will Willimon has had with retired pastors.
- What could the church learn from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide? Read Mark Batterson’s thoughts at Aesthetics.
- Mark Conard has several great posts on General Conference goings on – Advice from General Conference 2008, One for the Thumb
- Adam Hamilton offers some Final Thoughts on General Conference and a great proposal at the end.
- Clif Guy reflects on the Arena communications plan.
I have the reflexes of a bobbing bobcat according to Sheep dash! What about you?