PHANEROO \fan-er-o-oo\Greek: to manifest in word or deed.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Don't Read This Book

Don't read Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt if:

1. You want to maintain status quo
2. You don't want to be thoroughly convicted
3. You think attaining the American Dream is a noble aspiration
4. You've worked hard for your stuff and want to keep it
5. You think Jesus wants you to work hard to have things to make your life more comfortable
6. You believe material things are always a blessing
7. You think some are "called" to missions but not you
8. You don't like to be told that some of your "Christian" ideas are "straight out of hell."
9. You focus your efforts on hard work, planning and strategy and criticize those who don't
10. You don't like to dwell on the fact that thousands of starving children (and their parents) are dying daily from malnutrition - at this rate the same number of children in the city of Knoxville would be dead in 2-3 days (that's all of mine and yours if you live here).

...And I'm not even done reading the book. I'm about half way through it. I tell you, don't read this book unless you are ready for a heart transplant. It will shake you to your core.

1 comment:

Jesse and Leslie said...

Wow. Sounds like just what we all need. Scary how we grow up adopting lies that don't even correlate with scripture and foster those beliefs even in our churches. Time for a wake up call. Can't wait to read it.