Friday, February 04, 2011SOUL PRINT
discovering your divine destiny
By Mark Batterson
OVERVIEW: In Soulprint, Mark pours the insight and 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.
AUTHOR: Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. NCC has been recognized by Outreach Magazine as one of the most innovative and influential churches in America. Mark is a daily blogger and the author of three best selling books.
MY REVIEW: The year is young, but this is the best book I have read this year. It may be one of the best books I have ever read. Soulprint is a book that everybody needs to read. Yes, needs to read. Few, if any of us realize our true value. Batterson makes it clear that God has given each of us an identity that makes us unlike anyone else. He calls this divine distinction our soulprint. He has a sincerity that comes across clearly in his communication. I felt challenged and stretched by this book in a way that I haven't been in a long time. This book will help you to realize that you have a divine destiny to fulfill. "Most of us live our entire lives as strangers to ourselves. We know more about others than we know about ourselves. Our true identities get buried beneath the mistakes we've made, the insecurities we've acquired, and the lies we've believed. We're held captive by others' expectations. We're uncomfortable in our own skin. And we spend far too much emotional, relational, and spiritual energy trying to be who we're not." In this splendid book, Mark Batterson encourages us by giving us the faith to believe "it's never too late to be who you might have been."
Get this book, read it and discover who you are. You owe it to yourself. When you have finished reading it, pass it on to someone else. I predict you may buy a few copies to give to those you care about.
I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.