Mark Batterson just keeps getting better.
Primal is his latest effort and he doesn't disappoint. I always learn something when I read his books. Especially in the areas of science and history. Mark cultivates my passion for learning because he is such a learner himself.
But I also am challenged to live my faith more authentically and passionately. In this his fourth book, I am specifically challenged to love God more thoroughly: with my heart, soul, mind and strength.
Mark takes the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37) and breaks it down. After all, it's the summary verse on how to follow Christ! He ends the book calling for another reformation for Christ-followers to simply be "great" at loving God with all that we are.
Mark is so real and humble in his writing. I feel like I know Mark better after reading one of his books. Mark writes from a life well lived, as well. It's one thing to write stories from your life. But it's another to live so fully. His stories teach directly and indirectly. He isn't wasting time. He's living fully for Christ and taking his family with him. Mark, you inspire me!
For example, I learned about parenting in this book and it wasn't about that. (Relevant to parenting, sure. But reading between the lines I was thoroughly challenged as a dad)
So thanks, Mark, for sharing your journey with Christ with me. And thanks for investing in pastors like me by giving away free copies of your book. That's so cool! Great blog too. www.Evotional.com