Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Book Review- SoulPrint by Mark Batterson

Mark Batterson’s SoulPrint needs to be on everyone’s “To-Read” List. He quickly and clearly captured my attention with one of his opening statements; “There has never been and never will be anyone else like you. But that isn’t a testament to you. It’s a testament to God”. (P.2) SoulPrint uses the image of fingerprints to remind us that we are more than just people walking a planet, but that we were each made individually to worship God in a way that no one else can. 
In Scene III: The Crags of the Wild Goats, Batterson challenged me to keep things in proper priority when he wrote; “If you aren’t careful, your God-given dream can become more important to you than the Dream-Giver Himself”. (P.88) To connect this statement, he shared personal experiences of when he became “disrobed”- when dreams plummeted, attempts failed, or when he just messed up. I enjoy how honest Batterson is with his writing. 
I recommend this book to the new believer in Jesus, the experienced believer, and all that fall in the middle. He reminds us of who’s we are and where we came from. On a personal note, I don’t usually jot down notes and quotes from a book as a read it. But knowing that Mark Batterson wrote this, I prepared myself and grabbed my notebook and pen. I am very glad I did! I’ll pass this book on to someone else to read and still keep the points with me. I encourage you to pick up a copy, read it, underline in it, write things down from it, and pass it on to someone else that needs to spend some time being “loved-on”. Better yet, just go buy a bunch and start handing them out instead of Valentine’s Day cards! 

 You can buy it here

Release date: January 18, 2011, soooooooooooooo mark it on your calendar and go buy it! Go buy it now! That's right, leave the blog and go get it! Hurry! 

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