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Soulprint: Discovering Your Divine Destiny

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  350 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
There never has been and never will be anyone like you. But that isn’t a testament to you. It’s a testament to the God who created you. The problem? Few people discover the God-given identity that makes them unlike anyone else. Mark Batterson calls this divine distinction our soulprint.

God would like to introduce you to yourself.

In Soulprint, Mark pours the contagious ener
ebook, 192 pages
Published January 18th 2011 by Multnomah (first published January 18th 2010)
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Laverne Ombadykow
Feb 20, 2011 Laverne Ombadykow rated it really liked it
Some of us are hands and some are feet ~ we all are a part of the body of Christ. We are each uniquely created to be the person God destined us to be "before sin distorted the image of God in us" and what is most important to Him is that we become that person. That is what the author, Mark Batterson, has discussed in this book.

Now that I am finished reading the book, lots of passages are highlighted and some of the pages are turned back so I can quickly go back and read and ponder. The first und
Barb Terpstra
Jan 31, 2011 Barb Terpstra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to be honest - I wasn't thrilled with the "Blogging for Books" book picks this time. The main reason I choose this book "SoulPrint: Discovering Your Divine Destiny", was the publish date of 1/18/2011. I figured it was new enough that I might as well check it out. From the book description, I was expecting a self-help sort of book, and was prepared to be disappointed. Boy was I wrong! Right from the start the author lets us know that this isn't about me helping me, but about God molding me ...more
Dana Rongione
"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 a ...more
This is quite an interesting audio. I really liked the psychology part of it and have found it very helpful. The author is the narrator, and whilst he is very clear and easy to understand, his delivery could be quite patronising. He sounded like he was preaching and rather than reading, which I found quite jarring. It almost felt like he was trying too hard at times.
This is definitely one of those audios that will stay with you for a long time, as there is so much to keep mulling over after lis
Deanna World-changer

A little cliché when he made his points and was trying to bring them home. But a very relevant topic.
Josh-danielle Venable
Mar 04, 2015 Josh-danielle Venable rated it really liked it
This is a great book for anyone to read. While I don't necessarily agree 100% with everything that is said ing the book, Mark Batterson does a great job dealing with how God deals with His children and what that means for us.

A couple of thoughts that stood out...the overriding Bible "character" that Batterson continually points to in order to get his points across in the book is David. One of the most interesting parts of the book in my opinion is when Batterson deals with David's "parade" into
Feb 02, 2011 Zuzana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whether or not you eat up 100% of Mark's serving here, there's a ton in this book to make you think, and a lot of really good opportunities for reality checks and self-examination. I felt like I had "pre-read" a good chunk of the book through sermons over the past year or so, but good reminders never hurt!
Lauren Hackbarth
Jul 14, 2012 Lauren Hackbarth rated it liked it
This is book 2 of 4 that I just picked up lately. I'm only one chapter in and I'm sure that once I settle at home to read this book that I'll like it better than the initial impression it has given me. So far, other than a few comforting words here and there and maybe a nugget of wisdom that I haven't contemplated for some time, I'm not as deeply impressed with this as I was with Desire. Maybe it's just that Desire hit home and really made me think about new concepts (I do like the challenge of ...more
Donald McKinnon
Sep 10, 2011 Donald McKinnon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-reads
Let me say it’s rare I read a book when it first comes out, but this is a book my wife and I decided to get together, and began to read it the day it came out. It’s a Godsend, as its subject matter is on par with where we are at right now. Author Mark Batterson is among the rising leaders in the Church today, he pastors the multi-campus National Community Church in Washington, DC. It’s not the kind of multi-campus church you’d expect, so I suggest you look it up. He uses his own experiences and ...more
Christine Smith
May 04, 2011 Christine Smith rated it it was amazing
I finally had a chance to read the book Soulprint: Discovering Your Divine Destiny by Mark Batterson, and from the beginning to the end, I devoured it. The book is terrific. At first, when Batterson started using the word “destiny” I had a negative reaction and recalled several new-age philosophies based on this word. As I continued reading I saw Batterson define a spiritual destiny based on our past. He used scripture to explain his soulprint theory, citing from the life of King David and his m ...more
Valenfore Alestreneon
Nov 28, 2012 Valenfore Alestreneon rated it did not like it
An extremely crappy mass market paperback written by a pseudo-Occultist who doesn't know what the hell they're talking about. I suggest picking up "Uncle Sektnat's Essential To The Left Hand Path" by Donn Webb and Stephen Edred Flowers instead, since it pulls no punches and doesn't b.s. If you want to "discover" your destiny, then you're in luck! It's right in your hands. Here's an exact formula for discovering it: 1. Take an inventory of yourself and your life and figure out what's important. 2 ...more
Jan 25, 2011 Kurt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book went from 3 to 4 stars in the final chapter as he pulled it all together. The key here is the final question, "Who am I?" that David asks in Psalms. In the context of the Psalm, he is asking it as "Who am I, that I have been this blessed?" This is, of course, a very important difference right off the bat because it places David in the rare company of those who ask "Why me?" when the good things happen. However, what Pastor Mark is going for here is that the question is more general and ...more
Cameron Rebarchek
Apr 27, 2015 Cameron Rebarchek rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian-life
What is your density? Er, I mean destiny. But seriously…

“Soul Print” by Mark Batterson invites the reader to discover and embrace their God-given identity—or, their soul print. Batterson emphasizes our uniqueness as individuals, but he also demonstrates how this is a testament to God’s grace and glory. Through five scenes of David’s life, we learn how David did not trust in his own identity or his cultural identity but, rather, the identity given to Him by God. There is a fantastic chapter on no
Joel Jackson
Mar 23, 2012 Joel Jackson rated it really liked it
Shelves: spirituality
I expected one of two things with "Soulprint" by Mark Batterson. I thought it might be a book that explores what it means to be created in the image of God and how we need to each individually, based on our gifts and personalities, live out the attributes of God as we seek to reflect Him. I also thought the book might be a Christian self-help book--helping people gain self confidence, but perhaps not with any theological depth. I was pleasently surprised to realize that this book offers elements ...more
Katie Casey
May 21, 2014 Katie Casey rated it liked it
This is a pretty quick read and useful for thinking in terms of what God wants out of your life. Mark Batterson uses a lot of good examples from David's life to encourage readers to be the people God created us to be.

I really love Mark Batterson, but I enjoyed some of his other books much better (In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars and of course The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears) so admittedly this on
May 03, 2013 Stephanie rated it really liked it
This book had awesome spiritual content. Really, really great ideas that make you think...and re-read..and think some more. A lot of this book is similar to a self-help book. It states that, just like fingerprints, your soulprint is completely unique and designed by God for only you. Unlike the usual navel-gazing offering, this book clarifies that the reason to discover who you are and what your gifts are is to glorify God, not you. "If you want to discover our destiny, you've got to spend time ...more
John Bechtold
Jun 03, 2016 John Bechtold rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mark Batterson is a very good writer and gives some new thoughts on how God uses experiences to shape our lives by sharing episodes from David's life. He shares a lot of great thoughts throughout the book. God has made each person unique so each person is able to offer God the gift of worship through their life in a way that no one else has been designed to do.
Dec 29, 2011 Matt rated it it was amazing
This book is recommended for all ages. It is highly recommended to High School and College Students. Reading through this "Soul Print" is one of the best books found that give a Biblical reference to finding God's Plan in one's life. One of the excellent traits of Mark Batterson is the ability to use sound Scripture without taking it out of context. When a person makes the choice to seek out how they fit into God's Story this book can lead to a starting foundation toward finding out God's Plan.

Kim Stokely
Sep 23, 2015 Kim Stokely rated it really liked it
Once again Mark Batterson had challenged me to forge a deeper relationship with Christ. I love his conversational and honest style of writing. Now it's up to me to take what I've learned, spend time in prayer, and become the person God created me to be!
Aubrey Zarina Gagto
Jul 12, 2014 Aubrey Zarina Gagto rated it it was amazing
This book is one of the best books that I ever read so far.It boost my faith in God as I walk in this journey of life that I should be grateful for whatever my situation.Because behind these certain events in my life for sure it will lead me to God's given destiny.
Matt Anderson
Although Batterson's "In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day" has been recommended to me many times, I had not read anything by him until Soulprint. It was an enjoyable, easy read. Batterson uses the story of David to help describe to the reader how they can start to discover their "divine destiny." Although I had a good time reading the book, I wasn't blown away by it. I sat down and read it in one sitting, as it is only about 150 pages. If I had not heard so much about Batterson in the past, I pr ...more
Fantastic book, and great advice for looking back through your past to figure out who you are and what your skills and abilities are.
Jodi Thomas
Jan 15, 2016 Jodi Thomas rated it really liked it
Enjoyed it as one of my Mid Life Crisis Trying To Figure Out What's Next books.
Deanna World-changer
Overall, a good book. There were cliché parts but had a convicting message.
Feb 25, 2014 Brenda rated it it was amazing
This book made me think more about my relationship with Christ. It dissected it piece by piece. Loved it.
Jul 12, 2013 Peter rated it liked it
This book did not really grab me. One thing I have been thinking about is his key premise: you were created to worship God in a way that no one else can. I wished he had spent more time developing this. I found some of his points as Christian self help, seems a bit harsh for me say that but, that's my thoughts. He says it is not self help but God help. OK but his thoughts seem too high level for me to grab on to.
Warren Benton
Oct 23, 2013 Warren Benton rated it really liked it
In the book Batterson presents the story of David to us. Not in the normal way but showing how each even in David's life was preparing him for something bigger and greater. Batterson explains this is what God is doing with us. Preparing us through our own unique experiences to be something greater than we are.
Dec 10, 2012 Cliff rated it really liked it
It's covering the same basic ground as Mark Batterson's self-published "I.D.: The True You" in terms of subject matter, but he approaches it with a bit more focus. It's not quite as raw, which is both good and bad. In any event, Pastor Mark is an encourager and an inspirer. It's his gift. He does it well here.
Bonnie Lacy
Sep 11, 2014 Bonnie Lacy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm only half-way through. Taking my time and using it as reference for High School Sunday School class. We are studying David and this is a great tie-in. Also a great book for High School because it gets us all to think about God's destiny for our lives.

I'll keep you informed! It might take me awhile!
Apr 22, 2013 Bledar rated it it was amazing
I loved the defining moments that he picked up from the life of David to build his case. I also enjoyed the question for study notes. This would make a very good resource for a 7-week short small group study or one-week camp curriculum. I bought it for the second and I intend to use it.
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Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church ( 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 be ...more
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