Mark Batterson’s “Primal” Book Review

22 Dec

Mark Batterson is right.  Christianity needs a new reformation and he is on the right track telling us how to accomplish it.  I don’t necessarily agree with every part of his theology, but that’s the point: I don’t have to.  The things that we have in common are greater than the things we disagree about.  Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone, making disciples is the goal of fulfilling the Great Commission, and all of the law and the prophets can be summed up in the Great Commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength.”

It is through the Great Commandment that we will see reformation in our lifetimes, as we return to the things that are of first importance to disciples of Jesus Christ.  Things like love, compassion, and a humble reliance on the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

I highly recommend this book to everyone who desires to grow in their faith and live out the Christian life, in deeds and not just words.  I pray that people would look beyond their distinctive denominations and see the truth that is written so clearly in this book.  I pray that you allow the truth found on these pages to reignite the fire in your soul that can only come from being alive in the Holy Spirit.

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