Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Primal & winners from last post

Let's just say there are others that are out there not checking, updating blogs or entering contests this December besides me! The last give away was a bust but the 2 winners will enjoy their books. (I will send emails)

Now on to Primal by Mark Batterson....
This is an author that I have not read before & besides me temporary insanity to sign up for more than one blog book review during the Christmas season, I was really looking forward to trying out a new author. I will have to go ahead & confess that I have not finished this book but will definitely keep reading. It is one that I want to finish for sure!
Check out this summary:

Be Astonished Again

We have a tendency to complicate Christianity. Jesus simplified it: Love God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength. If we are to live out the essence of Christianity, we must commit to being great at this Great Commandment.

In Primal, Mark 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 a primal 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.

Let me challenge you to have this be your first read in 2010. I know I will definitely be finished by then because I am intrigued by the challenge. We always spend the new year refelecting & Batterson gives us a lot to ponder.

Get your copy here:


(This book was provided for review by Waterbrook Multnomah)

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