Monday, January 23, 2012

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

The book I am currently reading:

What is Jesus worth to you?

It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily...

But who do you know who lives like that? Do you?

In Radical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple--then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a "successful" suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus.


Middleton Family said...

I really enjoyed that book although it hurt a bit too... learning to let go of my will and grasp onto His can be tough for this girl! :)

Gail said...

It can be a tough one for anyone.