Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Book Review: Soul Print

image I recently mentioned in a previous post that I was reading a book called “Soul Print” by Mark Batterson.

Well, I finished it.

And I loved it.

Book Description:

There never has been and never will be anyone like you. But that isn’t a testament to you. It’s a testament to the God who created you. The problem? Few people discover the God-given identity that makes them unlike anyone else. Mark Batterson calls this divine distinction our soulprint.
God would like to introduce you to yourself.
In Soulprint, Mark pours the contagious energy he’s known for into helping you experience the joy of discovering who you are...and the freedom of discovering who you’re not. The wonderful fact is that your uniqueness is God’s gift to you, and it’s also your gift to God.
   A self-discovery book that puts God at the center rather than self, Soulprint encourages you to recognize and explore the five defining moments in your life that will determine your destiny. Along the way, you’ll find that you’re not just turning the pages of a book. You’re turning the pages of your remarkable, God-shaped, world-changing life.

Book Review:

To put simply, I found this book to be very motivational, and encouraging. It was also convicting and straight-to-the-point when it needed to be. What I realized through reading this book, is that I was made for more, through God’s grace I can be more, and that God is faithful and praise His name, He’s not done with me yet!

I was surprised how much I related to this book.

I enjoyed reading a self-discovery book that is covered in the gospel! Batterson doesn’t shy away from addressing the important stuff like sin, spending time with God, the importance of reading the Bible, worship and a God-centered perspective. It’s hard to find such a book this day and age.

Here are a few quotes:

“The reason so many of us are strangers to ourselves is because we don’t sit before the Lord. If you want to discover your destiny, you’ve got to spend time in the presence of God. There is no alternative. There is no substitute. True self-discovery happens only in the presence of God.”

“The journey of self-discovery reveals more than your destiny. It reveals your legacy. It reveals what you remember. It also reveals how you will be remembered… your destiny is determined by your decisions. It’s your actions, and reactions, that define you. So don’t play the victim. Be the victor.”

I certainly recommend this book.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of my review. The opinions expressed are my own.

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