Wow! This book has so much thought-provoking content that I can only digest a few pages at a time. I want to underline every other sentence as important to remember. A wonderful life-changing, spiritual experience.
Soul Print: Discovering Your Divine Destiny by Mark Batterson was an excellent read. I found it helpful in reflection and study for a few messages I was doing on the life of David. Mark is one of my favorite contemporary pastors/ authors. I found his take on the life of David to be refreshing and insightful. His perspective on each of us having a dual destiny was quite encouraging. Most Christian books would rather simplistically encourage us to make our ultimate destiny to be Christ-like, which he calls our universal destiny and acknowledges is our ultimate purpose in life. But he goes further by identifying our other destiny is unique to each of us: to be unlike anyone who has ever lived. God created us to be someone unique and to do what only we could do. Mark terms you and me as being "incalculably unique". I like that.
God is at work around us to help us become all He longs for us to be but are we willing to trust Him with everything? David did and so can you! Don't quickly read this book. Allow each chapter to soak in and to be absorbed. If you only get one thing from this book absorb this truth, "God wants you to get where God wants you to go more than you want to get where God wants you to go. So take a deep breath, and enjoy the journey (28)."
I received this book to review from Blogging for Books for Multnomah Publishing.
Once again, it's time for a review of a book I have read. I received Soulprint, written by Mark Batterson from Blogging for Books/WaterBrookMultnomah Press.
This is the fourth book I have read from Mark and each one has touched my heart in a different way. The cover art gives a great insight into what is to come in the copy to be read inside. ark describes how each of our lives has a unique "soulprint", much like our unique fingerprints. Nobody has the same and each has its own defining characteristics.
Through the pages of this book, you will be challenged to find your divine destiny that God has placed specifically for you. Obviously, we all have different ones, thus it takes work from each of us to find our own.
Come into this book with an open mind, and a heart looking for answers...a pad and pen will help while going through this study. There is also a study guide included to aid with your efforts.
Once again, a brilliant book by one of my favorite authors/ Please read, study amd find what your true calling is!!!
Have you ever read one of those books that hit its mark on every page? "Soul Print; discovering your divine destiny" by Mark Batterson is such a book. I'm not surprised. I've read his other material; "In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day," "Wild Goose Chase," and "Primal." Each one spoke directly to the heart just as "Soul Print" does.
There are so many people who ask the questions, "Why am I here? _ What did God create me for?" I, too, have asked the question numerous times in my life. Batterson's book takes us on a journey of discovering or rediscovering who we are and why we are here _ to embrace each moment in our lives as defining moments for the purposes of God. To know that it's okay to let things go so that we can move forward in the daily and life long discovery of our purpose in God. Some place this book with "self-help" topics but that would be incorrect. This is a book of self-discovery in which each step is focused on God and not on self. We are defined by who God is and the uniqueness of who we are is found by the creative hand of God.
I have recommended this book to many and will continue to do so. Mark Batterson continues to write books that speak to the believers and leaves them changed for the better when once the book is read through to completion. I look forward to seeing what material Batterson writes in the future. "Soul Print" as found its home on my book shelf along with "In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day," "Wild Goose Chase," and "Primal."
I have reviewed this book for Multnomah Blogging for books program.
Mark Batterson's Soulprint is a thought provoking work that encourages everyone to find their God-given identity, to live the life and be the person that God created each of us to be. Batterson takes the reader through moments in the life of King David to illustrate the purpose of finding our soulprint.
The book was initially difficult to follow as I looked for a progression of Batterson's thoughts as he chronicled the life of David. While the author presents "soulprint" moments in David's life in chronological order, one concept or idea does not connect to the next point. It was as if the author had thoughts in mind and then connected them to David's life.
While the book is, in effect, divided into 6 chapters (5 "scenes" and a closing), the book actually reads as a collection of what could be stand alone essays or blog entries.
As with other Batterson books I've read, this book spends considerable time relating psychological concepts to Scripture. The author is clearly intrigued by mental and psychological theories.
I reviewed this book in conjunction with WaterBrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program, was not compensated for this review and the opinions expressed are solely mine.