Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity #2019

Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity By Mark Batterson Primal A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity Our generation needs a reformation But a single person won t lead it A single event won t define it Our reformation will be a movement of reformers living creatively compassionately courageously for
  • Title: Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity
  • Author: Mark Batterson
  • ISBN: 9781601421319
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity By Mark Batterson Our generation needs a reformation But a single person won t lead it.A single event won t define it Our reformation will be a movement of reformers living creatively, compassionately, courageously for the cause of Christ This reformation will not be born of a new discovery It will be the rediscovery of something old, something ancient Something primal MarkOur generation needs a reformation But a single person won t lead it.A single event won t define it Our reformation will be a movement of reformers living creatively, compassionately, courageously for the cause of Christ This reformation will not be born of a new discovery It will be the rediscovery of something old, something ancient Something primal Mark Batterson, Primal What would your Christianity look like if it was stripped down to the simplest, rawest, purest faith possible You would have , not less You would have the beginning of a new reformation in your generation, your church, your own soul You would have primal Christianity This book is an invitation to become part of a reformation movement It is an invitation to rediscover the compassion, wonder, curiosity, and energy that turned the world upside down two thousand years ago It is an invitation to be astonished again.
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    1. Mark Batterson

      Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church theaterchurch in Washington, DC One church with seven locations NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in theaters throughout the DC metro area NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times bestselling author of 10 books, including The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase and most recently, All In Mark is married to Lora and they live on Capitol Hill with their three children Parker, Summer, and Josiah.

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    1. Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength Sound familiar This is what Jesus said was the greatest commandment Here in Primal, Mark Batterson explores just what exactly does it mean to obey this command Using his own insights and experiences along with a well read abundance of insights from others both contemporary and historical, MB explores what it means to love God with all our heart compassion , soul wonder , mind curiosity , and strength energy In short this is a brilliant, [...]


    2. The church is in need of a reformation But it s not going to come through charismatic leaders or grandiose notions it s going to start with each follower of Christ getting back to the basics of the Greatest Commandment to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength Batterson takes each of these 4 elements and fleshes out what they mean To love God with all our heart is to exhibit compassion To love God with all our soul is to exhibit wonder To love God with all our mind is to exhibit cu [...]


    3. Mark Batterson makes some good points in this book Christianity would be in a better place if we all back to the basics and that s what this book is about However, some of his medical information is wrong.


    4. Simplify Love the Lord with ALL your heart, mind, soul, and strength How can someone simplify that verse from the Bible Is that not simplified completely You would think so But maybe we are in such a fast pace world that we need to place this verse in slow mode, and re read it What does it mean to love with ALL That s what Mark Batterson does with this book Primal He explains the all in a practical and ingenious way Ingenious, because Mark holds your attention throughout the whole book with this [...]


    5. Another thought provoking read from Pastor Mark Betterson This is his best book yet in my opinion, not because his writing style has changed but because it contains the most original thoughts that inspired paradigm shifts for me that I didn t get in his sermons Kudos to Pastor Mark for not preaching every single thing he wrote here Makes it worth the read Easy to put down for a while and come back to also.


    6. I really needed this book The way Mark describes the need of wonder to encourage my love for God was priceless.



    7. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review You can find the first chapter available for preview here scribd doc 47206285 PrIf I were to ask you to break down Christianity into the simplest form you could, to simplify the message as much as possible, how would you respond Mark Batterson s answer to this question is to remind us of what many call The Great Commandment Mark 12 30New International Version NIV Love the Lord your God with all your heart an [...]


    8. I was challenged by Mark s love for learning passion for change Some of my favorite quotes Christianity that is educated but less powerful, civilized but less compassionate acceptable but less authenticI wonderif the accumulated layers of Christian traditions institutions have unintentionally obscured what lies beneath Christianity has a perception problemChristians are known for what we re against than what we re for before confrontingour culture, we need to be humble enough, honest enough [...]


    9. While I may not agree with everthing this author states, I appreciated his focus on how we need to return to the core primal essentials of Christianity I especially was encouraged at his exoration to use our creativity and God given wonder as a form of worship.


    10. Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C He is also the author of In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day and Wild Goose Chase Primal, Batterson s latest effort will be available in stores December 22, 2009 I received a copy early because I volunteered to review the book on my blog So here goes Mentioning Mark will be in reference to the author, Mark Batterson.Primal is a book about the basic of basics Jesus boiled our whole existence down to [...]


    11. Primal, A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity , by Mark Batterson, is a DVD based Bible Study which I found to be of great value As it s title entails, as Christians look to where they are, they may find themselves searching for something Batterson does a wonderful job of narrating this DVD based study by breaking it down into section to look at and study The sections which came to his mind came from Scripture He chose Mark 12 28 30 Love the Lord Your God with all your Heart and with all yo [...]


    12. Subtitled A quest for the lost soul of Christianity , Primal is an interesting book That s to say the least.Batterson, while touring the catacombs, was brought to realize that the early Christians lived and worshiped differently than we do He sought to find out from Scripture what that difference would be.Batterson found that the thing that motivated the early Christians was the great commandment which tells us to love God with all of our hearts, souls, minds, and strength.How does one do that W [...]


    13. Author and pastor Mark Batterson returns with another outstanding book Primal is a salient reminder of the need to get back to the basics of the faith, namely those things that form the foundation of what it means to be a Christ follower Essentially, Primal is a call to a modern day reformation, one that promotes believers living compassionately, creatively, and courageously for the cause of Christ Such a perspective focuses the mind of the believer on what Christ called the greatest commandment [...]


    14. The title of this book reminds me of the book I read a few years back called the Barbarian Way which I will add that I thoroughly enjoyed , so I don t think the concept is new However, the presentation is EXCELLENT Primal by Mark Batterson is a great call for the things we long to do as Christians, but rarely put our minds and hearts into it as much as we should, thus letting it sit in the background and eventually forgetting why we call ourselves Christians in the first place.So, what is that p [...]


    15. Primal demonstrates the accuracy of Batterson s self assessment he s curious Filled with interesting and unusual illustrations, Primal reminds us of the basics of loving God with our whole being The essence of the book is summarized on page 171, Compassion, wonder, curiosity, and energy are nouns It s our job to turn them into verbs It s our highest calling and greatest privilege Fun to read, challenging to think about, creating vision and courage, Primal deserves to be read by anyone interested [...]


    16. Compassion, wonder, curiosity, and energy are nouns It s our job to turn them into verbs It s our highest calling and greatest privilege This book is part sermon, part diary with many wonderful quotes like this one, as well as interesting lines of discussion wrought from its inquisitive and well read author s travels I was excited by the premise of removing all of the things that come between us and our Saviour including what current society has placed there and what history has placed there, un [...]


    17. Mark Batterson calls us to a time of Reformation, born out of the rediscovering of something ancient, something primal They Reformations are born out of primal truths rediscovered, reimagined, and radically reapplied to our lives I had not read any books by Mark Batterson until this book, Primal A Question for the Lost Soul of Christianity , but I was engrossed from the beginning with the question Does your heart break for the things that break the heart of God Mark takes you, chapter by chapter [...]


    18. From the first page, I was pulled into this book I was completely engaged in the examples he gives on how to love to love God fully It was full of simple insight Some main points that really hit home is not just acting like a Christian but reacting like a Christian This was like a bell that went off in my head I work at a Christian radio station, and there are times when some people can be a bit rude I grin and bear it and try with all my heart to continually be kind I did it, because it was my [...]


    19. Primal by Mark Batterson is just the book to jump start your faith for the new year Batterson is the pastor of National Community Church in Washington D.C and has made a name for himself as a powerful author in his previous books, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day and Wild Goose Chase In Primal, Batterson wants readers to reconnect with the Lord the way early Christians did and express that love to the world He emphasizes again and again the importance of readers hearts breaking for those thin [...]


    20. I actually liked this book better than his other two books In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day and Wild Goose Chase However, this book deals with the concept of loving God with our heart, soul, mind and strength He takes the reader into a creative journey of discovering what it is that made the early Christians so vibrant, passionate, and active in their faith He points out that we need to look back in order to move forward I truly hearing his thoughts about taking captive every thought to make [...]


    21. Full review at bookwi primal a quest for tShort review I think that this is a good book for helping us to re discover the emotional and spiritual attraction that Christianity held for us at the beginning I thought it would be about the church and less about us as individual Christians I feel this is the greatest weakness Primal early Christians were not individualistic and a focus on the Primal feelings and motivations of early Christians would have spent a lot time helping us to rediscover a [...]


    22. I didn t actually finish the book, but I m finished with it I got about three chapters into it and found that it really wasn t going anywhere substantive in my humble opinion I ve used a study by Mark Batterson previously and found it good, but I think this book just gets off on the wrong foot and never regains its balance Batterson s premise is that Christians need to get back to basics, to the heart of their faith, which he identifies as the Great Commandment and the Great Commission Like the [...]


    23. I definitely should have read Primal before reading Soulprint because doing it in reverse order took something out of Primal for meor there was just not enough of something in Primal for me and I got all that I needed out of Soulprintw I m rambling Anyway, I think Primal is a great reflection of the basis of practical, livable principles of Christianity that so few churches talk about now That said, it wasn t every meaty, in that I didn t really have any great revelations the way I did with Soul [...]


    24. Mark Batterson encourages us to return to the soul of Christianity, seen clearly in the greatest commandment He proceeds to examine each facet of that commandment heart compassion , soul wonder , mind curiosity and strength energy Batterson concludes the book by saying that while the Protestant Reformation was a reformation of creeds, so the next reformation will be a reformation of deeds a good point which I have read elsewhere Batterson is a pastor in Washington DC and he writes in an easy to [...]


    25. This book makes you uncomfortable It convicts and it challenges Mark Batterson has done tremendous research to bring new ideas to light I can understand why his churches have been so successful I started reading this book during the fall Not realizing it, I began teaching the Great Commandment in Sunday School before going into the Ten Commandments Primal is based on the Great Commandment Batterson says, We ve got to be great at the Great Commandment I have read so much life changing stuff that [...]


    26. Mark Batterson does not offer anything new here I ve probably heard most of it before in various books and sermons , but that is his point we don t need something new, we need to rediscover something old What does it mean to love God with all of our heart, all of our soul, all of our mind, and all of our strength Mark Batterson returns to this question and reminds us of the things that we should know Depending where you are on your journey, some might find new insights about loving God from this [...]


    27. I can normally tell how much I like a book depending on how much I underline things in it I underlined a lot in this book Tons of biblical food for thought Batterson wants to discover the lost soul of Christianity He says it begins with rediscovering what it means to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength Great start And many of the chapters fit into that theme but many seemed to be stuck in the book that didn t quite fit They were still excellent but incongruous.


    28. I m biased, because I get to hear the sermons that accompany the book and see how the ideas form I recently listened to a bunch of sermon podcasts from before our time at NCC and could hear some of the raw ideas that come out in this book, primarily being great at the great commandment I think that In a Pit was probably my favorite book of his so far because it lead to a personal spiritual breakthrough, but I like this one a lot as well.


    29. Great illustrations Much of the same subject matter as Radical and or Crazy Love Batterson writes with an easy style and the book in quite readable I finished it over the course of a weekend As a whole it is a good challenge and a new perspective on the Great Commandment to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and body Compassion, Wonder, Curiosity and Strength are the author s terms and he develops at length what these qualities look like in the life of a disciple.


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