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What's Your Mark?

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

    I would recommend this book for new believers in Christ Jesus.  

    I would recommend this book for new believers in Christ Jesus.  It is nice to be able to read real life testimonies and also have the Word of God
    to back it up.

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  • Posted July 3, 2013

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    What's Your Mark is a book about making every moment of your lif

    What's Your Mark is a book about making every moment of your life count. The idea behind the book is that everyone has a mark to make all you have to do is find out what your mark is. What's Your Mark includes interviews from a wide variety of people who have made their mark. From celebrities to the guy next door. Each mark is just as important as another.

    I was excited to review this book because it was advertised as a book based on photographs. While the book does have photographs that are very nice I was disappointed in two things when it comes to them. The first disappointment is that the phtographs and the book itself are not bigger. I wanted to see large images that really made an impact. The second disappoint was that the photographs are not more artistic. They don't really tell their story as well as they could have. The photographs seem too cookie cutter like for my taste. The interviews are interesting. I cannot tell you that I enjoyed each one but there were a few that really impressed me.

    What did impress me though is that in between each interview are whole chapters of the Biblical text the book is based on, the Gospel of Mark. The other thing that impressed me is that there is a website where people can go to and tell their story of how they made or are making their mark.

    Overall this is a short book that is graphic driven. It would make a nice inspirational piece to have on a table or in a church foyer. I was not thrilled with this book because I expected larger more artistic photos.

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  • Posted April 11, 2013

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    This book shares stories of 16 people who have left their mark o

    This book shares stories of 16 people who have left their mark on other lives. These people are doing all sorts of things to touch others, some around the world in poverty stricken areas and others here in the USA. Between the stories about the people is the text of the book of Mark.

    The idea is to show that anyone can leave a mark and impact others for good. What you do may not be known by people around the world but it is still touching lives and making a difference. Each of us can leave a mark on those in our lives.

    I enjoyed reading the stories of this book. The layout was a bit distracting to me. There were a couple pages of stories of a couple different people and then a section of Mark. It was odd to me how it was randomly interspersed with no clear beginning or ending points (sometimes in the middle of sentences) or direction as to what page the text would continue. I thought it would have been better if the text was divided by chapters with more pictures added to break it up a little bit.

    Thank you to B & B Media group for sending me this book for my review.

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  • Posted April 9, 2013

    What¿s Your Mark ? Is the title of a nice book, from the Zonderv

    What’s Your Mark ? Is the title of a nice book, from the Zondervan publisher house.   Their work may become many different things to the buyer.  First of all, because of its presentation, this will be a nice coffee table book. By its collections of inspiring stories it will be a good book to share with those we want to encourage in life, including ourselves . If you enjoy both a nice collection of pictures and well written short side notes, this is your book.  If you need an idea for a gift, I can tell you right know, everything in  What’s your Mark? ( Every moment counts ) is designed to be  just the present that will leave an impressive mark.
    Personally I loved the presentation, the fonts , the cover the layout and its size; but as a believer I can express my satisfaction that in it, are passages of the Scripture as the structure that sustain the rest of the book.
    If you evaluate the book just by who its publisher is, you might agree with me, that the name Zondervan alone invites you happily and securely  embrace to this fine product. 
    Just to give you a few more ideas, of how this book will be the perfect gift, I think you can give it to your boss, your friend, your pastor, your kids, your parents, your special one and finally to a estranger, I am sure it will take its own path to the hearts of the recipients.  

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

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    What's Your Mark: Every Moment Counts by Jeremy Cowart is a uniq

    What's Your Mark: Every Moment Counts by Jeremy Cowart is a unique little book combining the full gospel account of Mark (NIV) translation mixed in with the creative photography of Cowart. Photos as well as stories featuring individuals who have made an impact in the world are combined with the bible text of Mark in this hybrid full color coffee table type of book. The inspirational stories of 15 modern day individuals are grafted into the text of the fast paced account of Mark. Each biography is quick, simple and gets right to the point. The carefully planned photos are art in of themselves. The title cleverly depicts the word mark in two senses. The first as in the concept of making a difference or impression on others and secondly, as in the well known gospel of Mark.

    The account of Laura Lasky, tells the reader about a woman who dedicates her time ministering to overlooked women- dancers in the street clubs in San Francisco, giving the dancers, cupcakes as well as a listening ear. Lasky also volunteers to help other people, those who are often looked down upon- such as homosexuals, transgendered individuals and the poor. Just as Jesus often rebuked the Pharasees and hypocrites and ate with tax collectors and other "sinners", Lasky associates with those who many snobbish modern day hypocrites denounce. She doesn't force any religion on those she volunteers, she does not judge. Other featured people include more well known personalities in today's media such as the president of Chick fil A. He is featured as being a strong leader for the sake of the gospel. I agree it is clear that his company stands firm and does not compromise on its moral values, yet I cannot help but feel in light of all the negative liberal attention, his inclusion in this book is a marketing attempt to counteract the negative media image.

    This book is like pop culture in the context of modern Christianity with its references to social media, Twitter as well as a number of popular reality television shows and documentaries. Clearly this book is written to the younger generation of television watching, social media consumers. It is a good marketing tool to get a sample of the NIV version of the bible into the hands of a new generation. I imagine much of the target readership probably has never read any of the new testament gospels in completion. Yet with the full text of Mark, perhaps the readers may take the time to read the gospel. Most likely, many readers will simply consider it to be quaint filler. As a blogger for booksneeze I received this book published by Zondervan for the purpose of writing this review.

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