Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Radical - Book Review

Have you ever questioned your faith? I mean really questioned it? This book is all about questioning the LEVEL of your faith. David Platt shares biblical stories, real life stories and hypothetical situations in a way that will have you doing some deep thinking before you finish the very first chapter.

There is almost too much to say about this book to put into one book review! I feel like I should really do a book report on it.

From secret churches in Asia to the homeless in America, David challenges each of us to truly live biblically. This book will really get your gears turning as the author gently reminds you of the problems that all of Gods children are facing on this planet. The global crisis of lack of information and lack of basic necessities is a real problem that we are all aware of.

Could you leave your suburban home to minister to the poor in an inner city? How about hopping on a jet plane to teach the gospel at the risk of your own life? I mistakenly thought this would be another book on limited “radical living.” Things like volunteering in your community and providing help for your neighbors but boy was I wrong! Of course we need to be doing these things as well but we have to stop turning a blind eye to the suffering that is taking place everywhere!

I literally found myself carrying this book around in my pocketbook and reading it while waiting to pick up my children, waiting in the doctors office and in various places around the house. It’s a page turner with a conscience! You will not look at the world around you the same again.

My son started our evening meal prayer tonight by praying for the entire world because I had read a few paragraphs of the last chapter to him while sitting in the doctors office today.

*This book was provided by the Blogging for Books program for review purposes


brandyreneebruce said...

Sounds like one I'd like to read.

Thou Art Jules said...


I love reading books that challenge me!

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