"Who am I?" It is a question asked by every person at some point along life's journey. The problem lies in the places some will look to find the answer. In Soulprint, Mark Batterson takes the reader through the life of David, explaining how and where David found the answer to one of life's greatest questions. His book is focused on the unique nature and talents that God has given to each of us and how those unique features define who we are and who we will become. Just as no two fingerprints are alike, no two soulprints are alike. We are each unique creations, and God has a plan for each of us.
Batterson puts it this way: "This book is all about you, but it's not about you at all. The fact that there never has been and never will be anyone like you simply means that no one can worship God like you or for you. You were created to worship God in a way that no one else can. How? By living a life no one else can--your life."
After reading the back cover of Soulprint, I was intrigued, but a little leery. The message had great potential as long as the author didn't dive off the deep end. To my surprise and relief, Batterson does just the opposite. He hits every point straight and true. He uses the Bible and the life of David to present a powerful plea to discover who you are and what you are destined to be. As I read, I came across so many profound statements that I felt the need to keep my highlighter handy at all times. Batterson has done an excellent job with this book, and I think it would be a tremendous resource to use in any kind of youth ministry (not to say that it's not appropriate for adults).
If you're struggling with the question of who you are and what the Lord intends for you, I strongly recommend picking up a copy of Mark Batterson's Soulprint.