Friday, January 28, 2011

SOUL PRINT review: Get Ready for a Journey

David is one of those biblical personages that even pre-believers seem to know about, and in his latest book, Soul Print discovering your divine destiny; Mark Batterson sends us on a journey to discover our destiny with David as the tour guide. But it’s not just any journey; it’s a journey that helps us discover who we might have been, who we might become, instead of just who we are. It’s a journey that builds on the legacy that we were left with, and builds to the legacy that we will leave behind
I don’t think there’s a lot of new ideas in this book, but I might as well have been reading some of them for the first time, and I found myself thinking about how my life might have been different if I had read this book 35 or 40 years ago. If I had focused on becoming the right person, on enjoying the current season rather than focusing on the one to come. If I had recognized some of the disappointments to my plans as the divine appointments that God intended them to be.
            This book is deceptively simple. You might spend a couple of hours reading it, enjoying the writing style, and promising to try some of the suggestions for making your skin a more comfortable place to be, or you might savor it for longer periods of time, delighting in the knowledge that God has a wonderful plan for you, and Batterson has given you a map with a big “X” marking the spot where you can start the search for that plan.
            As I read I was given glimpse after glimpse of the me that God is still working on, not just the me that I might be content with based on the days that have already passed, but the me that God has planned for the days that are yet to come.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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