I have had the honor to read a new book coming out very soon by Mark Batterson, pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. The book is called Primal and it is a brilliant read. Mark has a unique ability to draw the reader in with stories and then gently smack us with profound truth.
Primal is 100% about rediscovering the lost soul of Christianity. It focuses around the great commandment: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. I have never heard or read a teaching on that verse like this book. Mark breaks down each aspect of loving God in very practical yet thought provoking ways.
We live in a time where more and more people are becoming disillusioned with organized religion and want nothing to do with it. Mark is calling us back to the heart of God and what it truly means to be a follower of Jesus. If I could suggest one way to start off 2010, it would be by reading Mark Batterson’s Primal. It will completely overhaul your thinking and your approach to God and your life.