Thursday, May 6, 2010

Book Giveaway- "The Radical Question"

I just got done reading the first chapter of "The Radical Question" by David Platt and all I can say is wow! It is a very moving and challenging read. I have found myself moved to tears more then once in just 32 pages. I was so challenged by this short passage:

...We are giving in to the dangerous temptation to take the Jesus of the Bible and twist him into a version of Jesus we are more comfortable with.

A nice, middle-class, American Jesus. A Jesus who doesn’t mind materialism and who would never call us to give away everything we have. A Jesus who would not expect us to forsake our closest relationships so that he receives all our affection. A Jesus
who is fine with nominal devotion that does not infringe on our comforts, because, after all, he loves us just the way we are. A Jesus who wants us to be balanced, who wants us to avoid dangerous extremes, and who, for that matter, wants us to avoid danger altogether. A Jesus who brings us comfort and prosperity as we live out our Christian spin on the American dream.

But do you and I realize what we are doing at this point? We aremolding Jesus into our image.He is beginning to look a lot like us because, after all, that is whom we are most comfortable with. And the danger now is that when we gather in our church buildings to sing and lift up our hands in worship, we may not actually be worshiping the Jesus of the Bible. Instead we may be worshiping ourselves...

Intrigued? Want to read more? Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers is GIVING AWAY FREE print and digital copies of the book "The Radical Question" by David Platt.

Download the first chapter here. Download the entire book here {only until May 9th}. Or order a FREE Print copy here {open to US residents only}. I am looking forward to my own copy, I hope you order yours! God Bless!!

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