I’ve said, a few times, that the most useless thing on the face of the earth is a typical Christian. God can’t save them, allegedly He already has; and He can’t use them for they are not pursuing Him, passionate about Him, or promoting Him.
But I know there are periods of my life where I slide dangerously close to “typicalism.” The preventative is daily submission, daily praise, daily discipline.
And now there is a prescription I take myself and heartily encourage you to take also.
It is Mark Batterson’s Wild Goose Chase.
I’ve read it in two days; and will re read it often. I am an underliner…love to underline sentences, paragraphs, etc. After three pages of Wild Goose I quit underlining…as I’d have virtually the entire book underlined!
Batterson challenges me to see fanaticism as normative for the life of a Christ follower. I double-dog-dare you to get this book and be revolutionized. Will it stick? That’s up to you and me.
Here’s a sampling to whet your appetite (and, when you want to buy the book, do so on the link at the end so I can get a few pesos…hey, I’m a missionary who raises support..every cent helps!)
I wonder if churches do to people what zoos do to animals?
I wonder if some of us are living such safe lives that not only we are bored, but so are our guardian angels?
When Christianity turns into a noun, it becomes a turnoff. Christianity was always intended to be a verb.
We can get so busy doing ‘ministry’ that we don’t have time for ministry.
It is much easier to act like a Christian than it is to react like one.
That’s enough for you to get a nibble of flavor.
Buy this book. Read this book. Apply this book.
Here’s the deal. Buy it, if you don’t like it, I’ll buy it back from you.