Wednesday, March 12, 2014


_225_350_Book.1118.coverThrive – Digging Deep, Reaching Out
Written by Mark Hall
Published at Zondervan

About the book

In Thrive, the newest book by Mark Hall, the lead singer for the popular group Casting Crowns reminds us what it really looks like to walk with Jesus. With powerful and relatable stories, grounded teaching, and great application, Hall helps everyone who wants to take the next step of faith. You can do more than just survive your life, you can thrive! Mark Hall explores the two sides of our faith– the roots that help us grow deep and the trunk and branches that are the fruit and working out of all that God does inside us – and gives us steps and inspiration for growth in every area.

My Thoughts

I requested this book at the same time as my son was trying to win a “Thrive” package on our Christian radio.  The day after I requested it, he was able to be the first caller in order to win the book, a journal, a poster and the CD.   Maybe I should have waited a bit…  but to be honest, the more I read the book, the more I think it is good that my twelve years old son as won it.   That way I can incorporate this book as his spring/summer readings and discuss it with him.  

The book will allow you to take the next step in your faith life in order to grow deeper in the Word and stronger too.   Discover what it means to walk with Jesus with the stories, teaching and the application found through the pages of this book.   In the first part of the book, the author will show you how to be engage in the Word, in the community, in your worship and in your pursuit of God.  The second par of the book will highlight the fruits of your engagement with the Word and the community as well as serving and loving profoundly.

Bottom line, Hall is trying to motivate the reader to realized that in order to thrive in the Christian faith you need to dig deep in the God’s sovereignty and to reach out with truth and love to the people around us.  His illustration of the concept found in page 17 is self-explanatory in itself and will give you a good idea on how you can grow strongly as you mature in Christ.  At the end of each chapter, the author highlights the point to remember for the reader which quickly resumes what was read.  

I consider this book to be a great read for youth and adults alike.   I have learned quite a bit about who Mark Hall is and loved the simplicity of his teaching.   The words will touch your soul and will encourage you to grow more in your own faith in God.   My only disappointment is that there wasn’t a “Going Deeper” section where I could reflect on the teaching and explore my life.   I think this would have been a great addition for the book.

Thrive is available at your favourite bookstore, even

Kindle Edition

Disclaimer: Thanks to Zondervan for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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