Thursday, December 17, 2009

Primal by Mark Batterson

Batterson says Christianity has lost its soul. He wants to get it back and attempts to do so by going to the primal truth of Christianity. Getting to the primal essence of Christianity involves unlearning and relearning everything we know.
Batterson says our problem is that we are not great at living the Great Commandment. "The quest for the lost soul of Christianity begins with rediscovering what it means to love God with all our heart, soul, and strength."
Batterson looks at the four elements of this commandment. God has ordained passion, something that breaks your heart because it breaks the heart of God. We respond to God's creation with awe and a soul filled with wonder at the glory of God. "Loving God with all your mind means making the most of your mind by learning as much as you can about as much as you can." Loving God with all your strength means "expending tremendous amounts of energy for kingdom causes."
Batterson hopes his book will inspire his readers to do great things for God. He knows many of his readers have God-sized dreams within them.
The encouragement in this book may be just what it takes to get you to respond to that nudge of God.

I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for review.
For more information on this title, go to
http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9781601421319
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