Mark Batterson has written a wonderful new book entitled Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity. In the opening chapter, Mark states "...before confronting what's wrong with our culture, we need to be humble enough, honest enough and courageous enough to repent of what's wrong with us."
Batterson challenges the reader to return to the primal element of Christianity. He believes our most basic problem or primal problem is that we are not great at the great Commandment to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.
Mark examines each one of those elements in this amazing book. I found it to be a very engaging read. He states that his "aim in this book to take you new places intellectually and spiritually so tha tyou discover new ways of loving God." Batterson's knowledge of the human mind coupled with his knowledge of the word of God accomplishes that goal. I was challenged to grow deeper in my love for God, but also given the practical tools in how to achieve that goal.
I challenge you to make this the first book that you personally read in 2010. For Pastors and Leaders, this would be an excellent book for a message series or discipleship class.
Primal releases in stores today. You can purchase a copy by clicking here.