Monday, January 17, 2011

Book Review--Soulprint

I recently reviewed "Soulprint--Discovering Your Divine Destiny" by Mark Batterson.

This is definitely not a "self-help" book, but rather a "self-examination" book--an examination of yourself done by God--to discover your pros and cons; where will you do best in ministry, your occupation, your life in general.

Just as God has created each of us of unique individuals, we all have had unique experiences--which lead to our "soulprint"--the place where we are truly defined by our own highs and lows of life.

This is based on the story of David--going back to the slaying of Goliath--and how God had been preparing him for this "defining moment" in his life by having him shepherd and protect the flocks of sheep.

Overall, I found this book to be interesting and of great help to me. I have always questioned whether or not I am in the "right" place--the place where God wants me to be.

There are discussion questions at the end of the book to help lead you in recognizing and determining your own defining moments, and how these times in your life have and can lead you to where you will be most effective in pursuing God's destiny for you--you, yourself--no one else.

I have always felt that I have been "stuck" where I am occupation-wise. But, through this book I have learned that it is never too late to make a change--a change in the direction that God wants me to take.

Overall, I found this book to be interesting, well written, biblically-based, and a personal challenge. I would recommend this book to anyone--whether you are in the "searching mode" or not. You never know where God wants to lead you, and this book will help you follow Him in the direction He wants you to go.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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