Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Soulprint: Discovering Your Divine Destiny
Author: Mark Batterson
Souprint talks about becoming what we were made to be by God and not letting the world define us. I agree with this concept. It is easy to put up a facade (as he notes in the book) to placate those around us. Additionally, many of us feel too vulnerable revealing our true selves to others and choose a wall that keeps people at a distance. Batterson would argue that limits our ability to become what God intended.
Throughout the book, Mark uses the story of David to shine light on what God seeks from each of us. From choosing a stone over a sword to defeat a giant, to dancing al fresco in the streets when becoming king, to admitting his guilt with Bathsheba, we see how Daniel’s choices brought him closer to or drove him away from what God intended him to be.
The author makes several good points that I enjoyed pondering. However, overall, I wasn’t fully engaged when reading this book. It could be that the stories of David or Mark or others were so engaging that the lessons learned fell a little flat. When a book claims to help me discover my Divine Destiny, I want to walk away with answers. Maybe that is too much to ask. While authenticity is important, how does that help me to walk the walk God sent me here for? I think we all want to know, for sure, that we are walking in the right direction.
If you enjoy the stories of David and want to explore those deeper, I would add this book to your reading list. If you feel your life is inauthentic, then there are nuggets of wisdom throughout that can help you get back on track. If you want to discover your divine destiny, you might be better served on your knees.
*** I received this book free from Blogging for Books for my honest review.