Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Primal: Book Review and Giveaway


About The Book:


Our generation needs a reformation.
But a single person won’t lead it.
A single event won’t define it.
Our reformation will be a movement of reformers living creatively, compassionately, courageously for the cause of Christ.

This reformation will not be born of a new discovery.  It will be the rediscovery of something old, something ancient. 

Something primal.   —Mark Batterson, Primal

What would your Christianity look like if it was stripped down to the simplest, rawest, purest faith possible? You would have more, not less. You would have the beginning of a new reformation—in your generation, your church, your own soul. You would have primal Christianity.

This book is an invitation to become part of a reformation movement. It is an invitation to rediscover the compassion, wonder, curiosity, and energy that turned the world upside down two thousand years ago. It is an invitation to be astonished again.


Read an excerpt of Primal here (PDF File)


About The Author:


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

My Review:

This is the first Mark Patterson book I have read and I loved it! Though a fairly easy book to read it was full of wonderful information. So much so that I want to re-read it once more to really get the depth of what Patterson wants the reader to hear.

He takes The Great Commandment, "Love the Lord you God, with all your heart, soul,  strength and mind" and encourages the reader by dividing his book into four sections:

The Heart of Christianity,
The Soul of Christianity,
The Mind of Christianity,
The Strength of Christianity

This book is filled with great illustrations to help the reader be the Christian we were meant to be and need to be.

Primal challenges the reader back to the Scriptural basics:
1. To your first love, God
2. To primal curiosity like you had when you first experienced the awesomeness of God
3. To primal creativity that consumes every ounce of your energy every waking moment.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who is hoping, and wanting to make 2010 the year they want their faith to be the most authentic and real as it can be!!!

BUY IT: Head over to WaterBrook Multnohmah and purchase Primal online. It can also be purchased from your local Christian bookseller.

WIN IT: One reader will win my copy of Primal by Mark Batterson


TO ENTER: Head over to Mark Patterson's website, and let me know which other of his books interests you.


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GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!!!

***I received a complimentary copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah for the purpose of review***

25 comments:

  1. wow! sounds like a wonderful book!! Happy New year!! I am reading Crazy Love so this is right up my alley!

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  12. I have Mark Batterson's book In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, and unfortunately haven't had time to finish it yet. I would love to read Primal, please count me in. Thanks

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