Tuesday, December 22, 2009

"Primal" new book from Mark Batterson

I am in the middle of reading Mark Batterson's brand new book Primal.  I believe the most powerful book I have ever read is the Bible, but the most influential leadership book is Batterson's In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.  That book helped shape our team as The Community Fellowship came to life.  I can see much of our faith, risk and desire from what God did in and through our lives.

A new journey is before me as Mark takes his reader in to the catacombs of faith and history.  Only a few chapters into the book, I am already stunned by the things that God has taught me and led me to think through.  Each page seems to leave me pausing to pray, think and take notes.  The book will surely be highlighted, underlined and shared more than most I read.

You will have to wait on the depth of where the book takes me, but please take this as my first recommendation.  Buy a copy.  Wait, buy two and give one away.  I am only days away from ordering a case to share with those around me.

Mark's Blog: Evotional.com
National Community Church: Theaterchurch.com

Author Bio:

The author of Wild Goose Chase and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. One church with nine services in five locations, NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in movie theaters at metro stops throughout the D.C. area. Mark has two Masters degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. He and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill with their three children. www.markbatterson.com

About the Book:

In PrimalMark 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 aprimal 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.

This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.

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