Saturday, May 21, 2011

Book Review: Soul Print by Mark Batterson

I was really excited to get this book after having read and loved Primal, Wild Goose Chase, and In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day. However, I was underwhelmed. I don't think Soul Print is a bad book; it just didn't capture me like Mark Batterson's other books.

As usual, Mark does a really good job mixing solid, Biblical scholarship with scholarship from lots of areas: science, social science, history and the like. And in this particular work, he looks in depth at the life of David and how God created Him in a specific way to do specific tasks, and with that helps us discover how we were created in a unique way for specific tasks. It was a good work, but again, it didn't capture my heart or imagination. It may have been simply a feel thing, or the fact that I head really high expectations, but this wasn't my favorite work by Batterson.