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Who was Jesus? What was his story? What mark did he leave? What's your story? What will be your mark?
Join celebrity photographer and social artist Jeremy Cowart as he presents 16 compelling stories of people who are making their mark today. Their stories are just a sampling of the stories that all followers of Jesus can tell—stories from those in all walks of life whose inspiration is rooted in the truths found in the Gospel of Mark. And you'll be inspired to make your mark—whether through your occupation, your talents or your selfless love and giving to others.
Your mark may be teaching children at a school or at home, helping the homeless, or providing food to the hungry. Your mark might be an accidental mark, a reluctant mark, or an intentional mark. Whatever your mark, you'll be inspired by the stories inside this new book, What's Your Mark?
Become a mark-maker today, and make every moment of your life count.
This book includes
- 112 full-color pages of Scripture, stories, and photography by renowned photographer Jeremy Cowart
- 16 photos and stories of people—some names you'll recognize, others not so well known—making their mark
- Scripture text of the Gospel of Mark from the bestselling New International Version (NIV) Bible
Number of Pages: 112
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 1.10 X 6.10 X 11.10 (inches)|
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Who was Jesus? What was his story? What mark did he leave?
What will be your mark?
Join celebrity photographer and social artist Jeremy Cowart as he presents 21 compelling stories of mark makers - people who are making their mark on the world today. Right now. Just like you. These are just a sampling of the tales that followers of Jesus can tellstories of those from all walks of life whose inspiration is rooted in the truths found in the Gospel of Mark.
Youll be captivated, challenged, and changed as you read of the mark makers in the full-color, fully-illustrated book that contains the complete Gospel of Mark. And youll be inspired to make your markwhether through your occupation, your talents, or your selfless love and giving to others. Maybe you teach children at a school or at home, or maybe you care for the homeless or provide food to the hungry. You may be an artist, musician, accountant, or athlete. If you are human, you are making a mark. And as you read, you are invited to askand answerthe question: What mark am I making?
This is your chance. Be inspired. Make every moment count.
120 full-color pages of Scripture, stories, and photography by renowned photographer Jeremy Cowart
21 photos and stories of peoplesome names youll recognize, others not so well knownmaking their mark
Scripture text of the Gospel of Mark from the bestselling New International Version (NIV) Bible
Jeremy Cowart is a professional photographer shooting all over the world. Beginning his photography career in 2005, Jeremy quickly became a respected artistic voice in the industry. Jeremy has shot numerous people in the music and entertainment fields, such as Heidi Klum, Gwyneth Paltrow, The Civil Wars, The Kardashians, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Sting, Imogen Heap, Courtney Cox, and Ryan Seacrest among others. He covered events in seventeen countries with the Passion World Tour in 2008; in 2009 he traveled with Britney Spears as her tour photographer. Jeremy has been on CNN.com as featured headline twice and shot Tim Tebow's New York Times best selling cover. www.jeremycowart.com
An artist at the core, Jeremy's focus on composition, color and light makes every image a work of art. Jeremy also spends his time on social art, developing and working on projects that have community impact. Jeremy won a Twit Change competition competing with celebrities and is a champion for social networking and social good. Jeremy is the founder of Help-Portrait, a worldwide movement of photographers using their time, equipment, and expertise to give back to those less fortunate. In 2009 through 2011, Help-Portrait provided free portraits for over 120,000 people in 50+ countries. www.help-portrait.com
After the devastating earthquake hit Haiti in January of 2010, Jeremy responded with his "Voices of Haiti" photo essay, letting the people of Haiti express their own prayers and hopes through photography. This project was displayed in the halls of the United Nations in New York City. Lastly, Jeremy has published 3 Coffee Table books that feature his photography: Hope in the Dark, The Poor Will Be Glad, and Awakening. As his list of clients continues to grow, so does Jeremy's desire to improve on his craft and give back to those around him.
Alyssa LiljequistAge: Under 183 Stars Out Of 5August 4, 2013Alyssa LiljequistAge: Under 18What's Your Mark? by Jeremy Cowart and Annie F. Downs (she's the one who did the interviews) is a neat little book with pictures and short stories about different real-life people and how they are making their mark on the world. I had not heard of most of them but I was very familiar with Katie Davis and the amazing work God has been doing through her in Uganda. "What mark am I leaving on the world?" is a question I think everyone should ask themselves. God has given us one life to live...how are we living it? What's Your Mark? is a nice little read but I don't think the author(s) needed to include the Gospel of Mark. We can read the Gospel of Mark in our Bibles. I would have preferred ideas for readers to implement in their own lives, websites to check out, etc. Still, I think this book would make a great graduation gift.
~I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson/Booksneeze in exchange for my honest review.
Kara LynnWVAge: 18-24Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5A pretty good book...July 3, 2013Kara LynnWVAge: 18-24Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4When I got this book in the mail a few weeks back I was surprised to find the book a square shape (minor bad thing about it though ;), but was quickly drawn into the book. Stories from people who are making their marks in the world and questions at the end of each story urging us to do the same.
I loved the bright pictures and how it took the book of Mark intertwined with the story, letting you read through a whole book of the Bible, along with reading some great stories.
Something I think would be a great book to go along with devotions or just a book to get out and read.
MitchBlackburnAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Get Inspired to Make Your MarkJune 26, 2013MitchBlackburnAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4What's Your Mark uniquely blends motivational stories, and the Gospel of Mark to inspire the reader. Through this unique combination of photography, new stories, and ancient sacred texts, the reader will become inspired to find their unique opportunity. It will become clear that each person has been blessed with a unique combination of talents, places, and time to make their own 'mark'.
Photographer, Jeremy Cowart, joined forces with Annie Downs, Brad Davis, and Michael Moore to create this small and compelling book. Thingy have collected the stories of people who are each making their mark on the world in unique and powerful ways. Some of them are people you've seen on TV, others have influential roles at companies like Twitter, plus you'll find musicians, teenagers, a homeless man, and many others that are making their mark on the world. For each person, you'lre given a glimpse into their life via pictures, and a short narrative describing how they have used their unique gifts.
I'd recommend this book to a broad range of people. For the young person that's trying to see how their contributions matter, the successful business person who wants to make an impact outside the world of commerce, or the person who is struggling to see good in today's world. I'd recommend the reader take the book in doses - read a few of the stories, and a bit of Mark, then let it work on you for a while - and figure out...How will I make my mark?
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.
JeanieKearney, NEAge: 25-34Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5Skip it.April 12, 2013JeanieKearney, NEAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 2I had little idea what to expect the book to look like, from that image. Here's a picture I took for you after it arrived:
And an example of what it looks like inside:
I take full responsibility for what I got, but BookSneeze had pathetic options this time. Their eBook selections were better, but I don't do those. (The point's to donate these books to the parish library, after all.) I even tried to undo my choice within minutes but was eventually told my order already shipped. Strangely, after talking about Christian fiction, my friend slid a book under my face, on top of my work. It was what she was reading...and it's by the same authors as the book I wish I'd chosen. I consider it a sign. My friend said the public library has at least 20 books by these people (Bodie and Brock Thoene), and I've checked out their Only the River Runs Free.
As for What's Your Mark, it aspires to be a miniature, paperback coffee-table book with all its pictures and its artsy format. Paragraphs are centered as opposed to aligned on the left. The book's disorganized, too. One doesn't know what to expect when one turns the page - a big picture? The Gospel of Mark, or a giant quote from it? A dull biography? You will recognize a few names: Mark Burnett ("Take a Risk"), Roma Downey ("The Divine at Work"), and Chick Fil-A's Dan Cathy ("Intentional Leadership"). And oh yeah: Saint Mark ("Follower of Jesus") and Jesus himself ("Son of Man"). This is not a book that's really going to change you and in fact you will never miss it by not reading it. It won't do any harm though on the parish library shelf.
I received this book for free from the publisher through the BookSneezeÃÂ®.com (http://BookSneezeÃÂ®.com> book review bloggers program.
JanetBelton, TXAge: 45-54Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5A Unique Presentation of Mark Plus MoreApril 9, 2013JanetBelton, TXAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4"What's Your Mark?" compiled by professional photographer Jeremy Cowart is an inspirational gift book, a work of art to encourage those who view its pages. Inside, the 16 chapters of the Gospel of Mark taken from the New International Version are interspersed with the stories of 16 people who are making a difference in our world, people who are making a mark. A question for the reader follows each of these stories, helping the reader to brainstorm similar ways to make a mark. The message is clear: followers of Jesus follow His example, loving other people in His name however they can. "What's Your Mark?" presents a great variety of ways.
Some of the people in the book were familiar to me, but how they are making a mark right now was fairly new information. I found that interesting. Others, I'd heard of, but didn't know their story. Some were introduced to me through this book. Quotes from Donald Collins were especially inspirational to me, personally. Katie Davis's story prompted me to go right out and find her book at the library.
Reading the book on an eReader, I'm not sure I was able to get the most out of the photography. Each biographical entry includes a picture of its subject holding a picture representing what he or she does. On my eReader, the pictures were too small to clearly see. To get the most out of this book, I'd recommend getting the real book one can hold. Still, I greatly enjoyed reading the Gospel of Mark presented in this unique way with stories of people who are following Jesus' lead. I thank Thomas Nelson Publishers for sending a complimentary copy for this honest review.