primal_battersonIt took a long time to get here in the mail, but I’ve finally got the chance to read Mark Batterson’s latest book, Primal.

Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity explores what it means to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Mark takes us on a journey with him, in which he often writes honestly of his own struggles, failures, and successes.

I’ll be honest, I hoped for more from it. Much of what it said seemed to be reiterating ideas from Mark’s first book, In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day. But as I thought more about it, I was challenged to look into my heart and see how much head knowledge I have and how little I truly act on. It’s challenging me to step forward and make some changes, act on the things I believe in, rather than just believing them.

“Faith without works is dead…”

[Thanks to Random House for sending me a review copy.]