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What’s Your Mark? Every Moment Counts [Book Review]

by Jeremy Cowart (Zondervan; Special edition, 2013)

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What's Your Mark? What’s Your Mark? Every Moment Counts [Book Review] (Zondervan; Special edition, 2013)

This colorful book has more than great photographs. It carries with it inspiration for its reader.

Following the stories of how 21 very different people chose to step out beyond mediocrity and make their mark, Make Your Mark reveals that normal people can be used by God to make a difference. From well-known individuals like Mark Burnett and Roma Downey and Lecrae to lesser-knowns like Katie Davis and Gary Haugen, the believable takeaway from this softcover inspiration is that no matter who you are, you can make a difference.

The foreword by Jeremy Cowart says it well:

“This isn’t a book to celebrate the best in others as much as it is a book meant to call out the best in you. . . . It doesn’t matter who you are, how big your audience or your bank account, you can make a mark.”

Cowart is a photographer who captured each person’s portrait with him or her holding a frame of the “mark” they have made—and are making.

Stories of extreme sacrifice and love surface page after page. In between each mini-biography is woven the entire text from the Book of Mark—a nice touch. Especially since the key verse for the gospel mirrors the lives of those featured in What’s Your Mark?

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).

The book urges readers to visit and leave how they are leaving their mark.

For me, the book’s purpose seems to have helped me take the first step. After reading the little volume, I prayed: “God, how would you have me make a mark for your glory in my life?”

You can read the book in one sitting, but I doubt you’ll be the same if you do.

Tell me what you think: What one person has made the greatest mark in your life? To leave a comment, just click here.

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