Book Review: What’s Your Mark? Every Moment Counts by Jeremy Cowart

Posted: May 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Book Description:

Who was Jesus? What was his story? What mark did he leave? What’s your story? What will be your mark? Join celebrity photographer and social artist Jeremy Cowart as he presents 16 compelling stories of people who are making their mark today. Their stories are just a sampling of the stories that all followers of Jesus can tell – stories from those in all walks of life whose inspiration is rooted in the truths found in the Gospel of Mark. And you’ll be inspired to make your mark—whether through your occupation, your talents or your selfless love and giving to others. Your mark may be teaching children at a school or at home, helping the homeless, or providing food to the hungry. Your mark might be an accidental mark, a reluctant mark, or an intentional mark. Whatever your mark, you’ll be inspired by the stories inside this new book, What’s Your Mark? Become a mark-maker today, and make every moment of your life count.

This book includes:

  • 112 full-color pages of Scripture, stories, and photography by renowned photographer Jeremy Cowart
  • 16 photos and stories of people—some names you’ll recognize, others not so well known—making their mark
  • Scripture text of the Gospel of Mark from the bestselling New International Version (NIV) Bible

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This was a powerful book that engaged me. At first I thought this was going to be one of those books that just highlights what celebrities have done and supported. I was very surprised as I only recognized three people within the book. The author took everyday people for the most part who decided to do what they could to make a difference. This was combined with the gospel of Mark, as Jesus was the original Mark maker.

I think the book just highlights that we each need to find a way in which we can make our mark in the world. I was hoping for better photographs, considering the author is a “celebrity photographer”. The book did not hold my visual interest. The stories however held my interest. I wish that the book had a little more substance, but I think it would be a good jumping off point to take one of the stories to start talking about in a small group.

I would use this book in a small group setting to start a discussion, but I would not be able to do a book study with this book. I found it lacking in substance.

Rating: 2/5

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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