I am a huge fan of Mark Batterson. To date, I have read all of his books and have used a number of them in small group studies. Batterson's writing style is incredibly conversational and he has a great way of bringing in various aspects of life into the lesson he is trying to convey to the reader. SoulPrint is no exception.
I can usually tell whether I will like a book by the ability or inability to put it down. Once I began reading SoulPrint, I found myself totally engulfed and unable to put it down easily. In it, Batterson's basic point is: Ã¯Â»Â¿Ã¯Â»Â¿Ã¯Â»Â¿Ã¯Â»Â¿Ã¯Â»Â¿Ã¯Â»Â¿You are unique, and this is a gift from God.
To illustrate this point, he uses several snapshots from the life of King David. In addition to David, Batterson uses a number of "hindge-point" followers in the Bible to discuss their unique gift from God and how it was used to fulfill the Gospel. If you are looking for a deep, expositional look at these characters, this is not the book for you. However, if you are looking for a great read, one that will speak to you on some level and challenge you to go deeper, I would definitely recommend picking up a copy!
This is quite an interesting audio. I really liked the psychology part of it and have found it very helpful.
The author is the narrator, and whilst he is very clear and easy to understand, his delivery could be quite patronising. He sounded like he was preaching and rather than reading, which I found quite jarring. It almost felt like he was trying too hard at times.
This is definitely one of those audios that will stay with you for a long time, as there is so much to keep mulling over after listening.
One of the phrases that keeps coming back to me is Ã¢â¬Ëthe events that have defined you, God can use to refine youÃ¢â¬Ë.
I think this audio is for everyone and anyone, as we all have baggage that we don't now what to do with, and I think this is a springboard for helping to deal with it in a non-threatening way.
Thanks to christianaudio.com Reviewers Program for this copy.
As I began reading Soulprint by Mark Batterson I was surprised and encouraged that God was speaking to others some of the same things He was speaking to me about. Mark Batterson, in a very powerful way weaved his own story with David's story helping the reader to see and understand that their story too, can be weaved into the message of the book. Each and every person has a unique spiritual DNA designed to shape them into who they were created to be, not just in spite of past or future experiences (both good and bad) but Batterson also helps us to see that God often places those experiences in our lives for His glory and as a part of the shaping process.
I have already recommended this book to a number of people, several who are struggling with the idea that God can and wants to use them; even with all their baggage because it is a part of what makes them unique. Our Men's Ministry will study through this together soon and I am excited for the revelations and changes it will bring in their lives.