Soulprint by Mark Batterson

I was very skeptical when I got a copy of Soulprint. It seemed like another touchy-feely spirituality book with Jesus’ name thrown in there for good luck. I have read too many self-help, inspirational style books cloaked in Christian mumbo jumbo because Christian books sell.

Though I was very skeptical, I was rather impressed by Soulprint. Mark Batterson does a good job mixing in personal stories, biblical texts, and pinch of psychology. Batterson constantly draws upon the life of David. He holds King David up like a superhero while still recognizing very real and very broken humanity of former shepherd.

The book is divided into five “scenes,” distinct moments in our lives that make us unique like a fingerprint (hence, the name Soulprint).

Holy Confidence: Being confident in what God has given you

Lifesymbols: Items in our life that show you who you are

The Crag of the Wild Goats: The pitfalls of our life…typically pride

Alter Ego: Don’t worry about anyone but God

The Devil’s Workshop: Pretty much what you think it is about

It’s a good book. Really short which could be a positive thing, but the book is well under 200 pages and then the Batterson throws in an excerpt from another book. I am not exactly sure if this book would be worth the price.

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