Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Review - Soulprint

Soulprint is all about you... and not about you at all. You were uniquely created to worship God in a way nobody else can. "Soulprint: Discovering your Divine Destiny" is the latest book by Mark Batterson and Multnomah Publishers, written to help you discover your God-given identity, in a way that isn't about you, but about your creator. Mark's other books include "In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day," "Wild Goose Chase," and "Primal." I recently shared a quote from Soulprint as I was just getting into the book.

Soulprint is written in five scenes which walk us through the unique and fascinating life of David. Each looks at a defining moment in David's life: facing down Goliath, standing over the defeated giant, sparing Saul's life in the cave, his coronation celebration and the wake of his affair. Along the way Batterson talks about compensatory skills, connecting the dots, control issues, altar making, integrity. One interesting theme in the book is that everything we face, everything we are, including our worst failures and deepest points of pain, help define who we are, building and revealing character. The end of the book contains a helpful set of discussion questions, as well as an excerpt from Primal.

I thought Soulprint was a very interesting read. It gave some great insights into the life of David, but also helps us as readers gain insights into our self, and the great God we serve. Like Batterson's other books, this one aims to inspire and does not fail to deliver.

Soulprint: Discovering Your Divine Destiny is available for sale at Multnomah, at Amazon, or other retailers. You can download a sample chapter, or watch a video trailer about the book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review as part of their Blogging For Books 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: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

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