I agree with Bobby Williams on this next statement. Mark Batterson can say more in one sentence than I can communicate in several paragraphs. Primal, the new book release from Mark Batterson, peels back generations of religion and gets down to the heart, soul, mind, and strength of Christianity. Not the consumerist, plastic, American Christianity most of us have grown up with, but the true longing to know our God on a deeper level and the faith journey where we'd risk everything just to simply love our God.
I was challenged and awakened by these words written almost in passing, "When you tune out the convicting voice of God, you also tune out the comforting voice of God and also the guiding voice of God."
Dig into this book in 2010 and make it the first book you read after the new year begins. It's a quick read because you'll be engaged from the very first chapter. It was a privilege to be able to review a pre-released copy of Primal. I want to thank Mark Batterson & Multnomah Publishers for allowing me to do so.