I just finished reading Mark Batterson’s most recent book, Soulprint: Discovering Your Divine Destiny and I’ve got to say, it’s his best book yet.
I’m a big fan of Batterson’s books. I’ve found them to be more than informational experiences. For whatever reason, each of them have had a message that I needed to hear at the time I read them. They’ve been more of a “divine appointment” for me.
In Soulprint, Batterson takes the reader down the path of self-discovery. He accomplishes this by analyzing Biblical “scenes” in the life of David. But this is more than a self-help book or a “you-are-special-you’re-the-only-one-like-you” book. Batterson deals with issues like: pain, disappointments, embarrassment, sin and integrity. Each of these, he says, influence your soul print, the part of you that is uniquely you. Identifying that soul print will then lead you to fulfilling the unique purposes God has for your life.
The book is an easy read. Not that the topic is simple or basic, but it’s very accessible. Every reader will leave challenged and inspired by their time with it. Batterson excels at inspiration, but he balances that out with an equal does of practical instruction and direction. For instance, “Scene II: Lifesymbols” recounts how David took Goliath’s armor after defeating him and puts it in his tent as a way of remembering the victory. Batterson explains that memories greatly shape our soul print and he challenges the reader to find “lifesymbols” of key moments in our lives. He explains that lifesymbols “are like cue cards that help us remember His script. They reveal who we’re becoming by reminding us of where we’ve been and how we got here. (pg. 54).”
I highly recommend this book. It will challenge you to search out not just who you are, but the legacy that God has uniquely designed you to fulfill.