Monday, December 21, 2009

Primal Mark Batterson's Latest and Greatest Effort

Primal is Mark Batterson's latest book, and to be honest, I didn't know what to expect with this one.

I loved "In A Pit..." for challenging me to chase lions, the big hard, and scary things in life. (A great book for church planting).

The interesting thing about "Wild Goose..." his second book, is that I had to keep buying it because I gave away like 5 copys. I would just have these "Wild Goose" Holy Spirit inspired conversations with my friends and I just felt compelled to give the book away.

Primal is a book that cuts right to who you are and forces you to look in the mirror of your soul.

One of the most challenging things about being in the ministry is being yourself.

Some of the great things that Batterson does in this book is help you find the you, the you that may have gotten lost in everyday life. Primal gets to the essence of what it is to be a believer, the Real, Authentic, and Primal side of Christianity, when today being a believer can get lost at times in the Rehearsed, the Manipulative, and the Polished.

In the details of his latest work, Batterson is as well thought out as ever, using more scientific reference material to drive home points as well as touching personal elements to inspire.

What I loved about reading this book is that Primal brought me be back to who I've always wanted to be, the person that God created me to be.

"My prayer is that this book will take you down two thousand stairs back to that primal place- the place where loving God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is all that matters." (pg 11. Batterson)

Thank you Mark for taking me on a quest of rediscovery.

Let your quest begin...


  1. Dude, when you talk about having those awesome conversations with people, that's what it's like every time the 'in my Father's house there are many rooms *slash* when I come back for my bride in the middle of the night' part of Rob Bell's 'Sex God' comes up.

    Your quote from the book is great, too. If it really is the Greatest Commandment, then why does it get so little of our time and attention?

  2. Good point my friend...dude can't wait to catch up and hear of stories of life abroad. I love Sex God by Rob Bell...excellent stuff too.