I’ve become a SLOW reader. Why? Because I want to soak up every little bit of literary crafting in order to fully let the words get into my heart and not just my head. I’ve been plugging my way through Mark Batterson’s new book Primal and needless to say, I’m intrigued.
I so appreciated his reminder that “silence is one of the soul’s love languages” after coming from a place that exudes silence (a farm far from town) and going into a small, but “noisy” city. I love getting away in the wilderness…
Along with that, I SO needed the following reminder: “But if God is speaking to your heart, don’t let your mind get in the way of what God wants you to do. Sometimes loving God with all your heart simply means listening to your heart instead of your head.” Whoa, so good. When God invades my heart in such a shattering way, I don’t want to get caught up in the silly games my head plays. God completely changed my heart this last year and I’m letting Him come deeper so that my heart can respond with a big “YES” regardless of how it looks to my head.
So, what do you think? Are you looking for a primal faith? Ready to go on a quest for the lost soul of Christianity with Mark? Check out the book here or when I finish my copy, I’ll send it your way!
p.s. Check back tomorrow for another great quote from Primal and some thoughts about what breaks God’s heart…
*This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
4 thoughts on “Soaking It In”
I too am reading this book and enjoying how it is challenging me…..
so good isn’t it? how’s it challenging you?
Great quote! Kind of where I have been lately…Sounds like a good book. I might have to check into it! Hope you have had a great Christmas!
Definitely! BTW, I love the title of your blog… 🙂
Christmas was fast, but good 🙂 Hope you had a great Christmas as well!