Thrive by Mark Hall
The only way to be the hands and feet of Jesus is to love him and serve others out of our love for him. But to do that we must first be deeply rooted in our life with God. In Thrive, Mark Hall, lead singer for the popular band Casting Crowns, shows us what it really looks like to walk with Jesus.
In part 1, Digging Deep, Hall demonstrates how to truly engage with the Word and a community of faith, worshiping and pursuing God wholeheartedly as our hearts and minds are transformed. In part 2, Reaching Out, we see the fruits of our engagement with the Word and the community, the grateful giving back of service and love.
Using relatable stories, grounded teaching, and great application, Hall helps everyone who wants to take the next step of faith and see their life grow deep and strong.
I have to say up front that I have watched several of Mark Hall’s Youtube bible studies before so I had high hopes for this book. I was not disappointed. The chapters were short which could be used as a devotion especially when read with the Book of James. The stories he used were relatable and fully illustrated the main point of the chapter. I loved that he ended each chapter with a “point to remember”. I found using the book as a devotion where I read a chapter a day and used the point to remember to meditate and try to live it out the point during the day.
I work with teens and could see using this book as a discussion or just recommending Thrive as a book to read for enrichment and deepening ones faith. I know that there is a youth version that has been recently been released so that also might be a good choice. I would highly recommend this title for any Christian looking to deepen their faith and to give some reinforcements to reach out to the world by deepening their relationship with Christ.
Note: I received a copy of this title from publisher, Zondervan through their Book Look program.