“There never has been and never will be anyone like you. But that isn’t a testament to you.
It’s a testament to the God who created you.” – Mark Batterson
This quote, which also happens to be the first few sentences of the “opening scene” in Soulprint, is basically what the book is about. In Mark Batterson’s unique way, he leads us through the life of King David… showing us that it doesn’t matter how many mistakes we’ve made in life… the important thing is that we see where those mistakes have fit in our journey… and how God can use them throughout our lives.
Mark starts the book talking about where our confidence should come from, and reminds us that our self-worth and persona are not attributed to our own ability, but instead to the God who created us. The rest of the book brings out good and bad points in David’s life… where he messed up… where he came back. It also talks about how we can fend off those pesky things that get in the way, as we journey toward becoming who God made each one of us to be. My favorite chapter is the one about life symbols. We all have specific moments in our lives that define us. This book helped me to really think through mine.
EACH one of us was created to fulfill a SPECIFIC purpose… one that no one else can fill. Soulprint is a good resource to help you begin to see the destiny that God has created for your life (within His bigger picture).
We can all relate with David on some level. I relate with him well. I’ve made some of the same mistakes in my life, but with those mistakes has come the deep conviction that proves I am definitely a child of the King. And so, I related strongly with this book. Mark’s words helped me as I continue on this path to self-discovery. It helped me to let go some guilt from the past and it also helped me to think through how I can block sin/obstacles from preventing me from becoming who God created me to be. I highly recommend this very simple, clear, profound book.
You can download an excerpt from Soulprint here: Soulprint Excerpt.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for this review.