Book Review: “THRIVE: Student Edition” by Mark Hall

I love “Casting Crowns”, so I figured I would love the book. THRIVE is written by Mark Hall, the lead male vocalist of “Casting Crowns.”

This book is about digging deep and reaching out; two of the sides of faith. THRIVE is split into two parts. The first half contains chapters on how we dig deeper in our faith and what that means. Balance, our dreams, learning about God’s sovereignty, having faith that God wants more for us. The second half is how we reach out. We all have scars. When we allow God to use them to reach others, the result is healing of both physical and emotional scars. We are to show the fruits of the spirit. When we are fake in our words and actions, we are not reaching out. When we are reaching out, we should be truthful, but tell the truth in love.

Mark Hall uses lyrics from “Casting Crowns” songs, and shares stories from his life. They are to-the-point and show vulnerability; another way to reach out to those around us.

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