Thursday, December 24, 2009
Primal by Mark Batterson
Review from Mary-Too many times we are told what our Christianity and spirituality should be and look like. A cookie cutter relationship with our heavenly Father is not what it should be. Batterson strips away the to-do's and shows what his spirituality looks like. Not that yours should look like his, rather, he challenges you to go on your own journey to settle that. I love the concept that my relationships are not yours, and that includes my relationship with our heavenly Father. Through compassion, wonder, curiosity, and power, we all find our way back to a primal love and relationship with God and each other.
Is this permission to just let go and be ourselves and find out who God is for us and what he wants us to be for him? You betcha!!
From the Publisher-We have a tendency to complicate Christianity. Jesus simplified it: Love God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength. If we are to live out the essence of Christianity, we must commit to being great at this Great Commandment.
In Primal, Mark Batterson explores the four elements of Great Commandment Christianity: compassion, wonder, curiosity, and power. Along the way, he calls you to be a part of God’s reformation, starting in your own life.
As Mark writes, “Is there a place in your past where you met God and God met you? A place where your heart broke for the things that break the heart of God? Maybe it was a sermon that became more than a sermon. Maybe it was a mission trip or retreat. Maybe it was a vow you made at an altar. In that moment, God birthed something supernatural in your spirit. You knew you’d never be the same again. My prayer is that this book would take you back to that burning bush—and reignite a primal faith.”
Primal will help you live in light of what matters most and discover what it means to love God. It will help you become great at the Great Commandment.
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Books (December 22, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
NOTE- A review copy of Primal was provided for by Multnomah Books.
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