He uses Biblical and modern day examples, including some of his own stories. He speaks of Nehemiah who followed the passion that burned in his soul despite his lack of knowledge or experience. We read about Moses who lost his life of leadership for the Israelites and became a leader of sheep until the monotony of his day was interrupted by a miraculous conversation with God. Mark reminds us of Abraham who saw God work in spite of his assumptions, and Peter who was transformed by God's grace as well as others.
There is an adventure awaiting us even after failure, in spite of our fears and emboldened by our faith. And, I have to say this fits me to a "T!" I have lived through seeming failure, at times feel strangled by my fear and yet enjoy Texas-sized faith. I don't want to set limits on how God can move in my life.
While I was reading this book (which can be read in one sitting, yet I have read piece by piece as I am getting ready for my first day of fifth grade tomorrow) I actually picked up the reins again on a passion that God has placed in my soul. A passion that continues to burn even after months of not thinking about it. I don't know what God has planned, or what will happen with the passion He has given me, but as Mark says, I am going to "go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention."
How about you?
Wild Goose Chase released today, you can purchase your copy at http://www.christianbook.com/ or http://www.amazon.com/. Also, check out Mark's website at http://www.markbatterson.com/.
You can even enter here for a chance to win a copy of the Wild Goose Chase by leaving your name and email address in the comments. I will number all the comments by the time stamp of your posting and then use http://www.random.org/ to determine the winner. I will announce the winner on Friday, August 22, 2008!
Good Luck and Happy Reading!!