Friday, May 7, 2010

Be Part of a Movement - Radical - Taking Back your Faith from the American Dream



David Platt is pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Alabama. He has "traveled and taught around the world." He has written the most amazing book I have ever come across. It is called, "Radical - Taking Back your Faith from the American Dream."

Some of what I read, in the beginning, sounded too radical to me, but as I got past the first few pages, I was astounded. I started to fold pages. Then I went even further than that and highlighted passages, making this a permanent part of my essential library.

What we have to realize is that we live in a culture that is apathetic.  We are not fully aware of what is going on around the world. Most of us are not even part of an active, serving, Christian faith, mainly because we don't know what to do.

This book has everything you could ever hope for - inspiration, motivation, historical and societal information to bring understanding and education. It also gives you practical ideas and examples of what everyday Christians can do for their faith.

Here are some examples of what I loved about this book:

1. Inspired by the secret churches all around the world, where residents in other countries are not allowed to openly read the Bible or meet together for worship, David hosted a "secret church" experiment with his Alabama congregation. People were invited to come (without the entertainment aspect of a service) and simply read Scripture and Pray. They spent six hours - into the midnight hour- pouring over the Bible. One thousand people attended that first secret church meeting.

2. When David Taught the Bible to a small group of third world country residents, they wrote down everything he said. They did not listen for themselves. They listened, and took notes, so they could go out and teach it to others.

3. He describes an amazing story of how he, and a group of others, went into the streets of New Orleans and set up a ministry table to reach out to the people. They built long-term relationships and this is the most important aspect of discipleship. Some time later, he came back to visit and one of the residents said he had taken over the "homeless ministry." This was something David and his friends invented just by going out there and building relationships, and sharing God's word with these people!

David's insight, wisdom and courage are astounding. I wholeheartedly support and recommend this book!

Visit his website:  http://www.radicalthebook.com/


Visit Multonmah to request a free copy of the companion booklet, The Radical Question (while supplies last). You can also get more information and order your own copy of Radical.

I have wonderful news - I have one copy of Radical available for a giveaway. Would you like a chance to win this book?  All you have to do is leave me a comment.

For additional entries:

2. Become a Public Follower of my blog. (Leave a comment even if you are already a follower. It still counts!)

3. Subscribe to The Legacy of Home through Feedburner. (Leave a comment even if you are already subscribed. It still counts!)


4. Write a post, linking to this giveaway, on your own Blog. (This is worth 4 entries. Please leave 4 separate comments.)

5. Tweet about this Giveaway. (Leave me a comment with a link to your post.)

6. Post about this on your Facebook.

7. Follow David Platt on Twitter. 

*Please leave a separate comment for each entry.*

One random winner we be selected on Monday, May 17, 2010. (U.S.  Entries only.) If I am unable to reach the winner within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected. Your entry is only valid if you include a way for me to contact you.

This Contest is Closed.

The winner is -  Kathy skrkdale@yahoo.com

*Disclosure: This book was provided by Multnomah for review purposes.*





22 comments:

bluecottonmemory said...

It sounds like an amazing book - and most interestingly, you mention relationships - with people and God. So many churches are drive-by, creating pews full of people like stock on a shelf, and opting out of relationship with those said people.One of my older sons tried to pull "religious" on me - and I just told him simply, "If you are talking "religious" you are NOT talking relationship with God. I think my oldest son would love this book - and his birthday is coming up!

Thanks for such a wonderful write up:)

Corey and Bekah said...

I follow you publicly.

~Bekah
chsurfing@gmail.com

Corey and Bekah said...

Wow, Mrs. White! I'd love to read this book!

~Bekah
chsurfing@gmail.com

Debra said...

I follow you publicly.

Debra said...

I have been intrigued by everything I've seen about this book... so I would LOVE to win a copy :)

Rosemi said...

I would like a chance to win!

Lori said...

I was bummed I did not have the opportunity to review this as well and would LOVE to read it. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. :-D

Cindy said...

I would love to win a copy! It sounds very interesting!
Cindy

Debbie said...

I follow your blog.

Debbie said...

It sounds intriguing!

Michelle said...

I follow your blog! :)

Michelle said...

I was so disappointed I did not receive an opportunity to review this book. I actually know about David's church in Birmingham. Some of the members of my Sunday School class have attended some of the secret church meetings and they come away changed!

I have also watched David Platt on TV once or twice on Sunday mornings when I've been home with someone sick. I've been following the promotions and video snippets on Facebook, and I have already requested The Radical Question from Waterbrook. I'm really looking forward to receiving it!

Now that I've read your review, if I don't win a copy from you I may just have to use an Amazon gift card and buy a copy! ;)

Michelle said...

I posted about your giveaway on Facebook! :)

Michelle said...

I am now following David Platt on Twitter! :)

amy said...

I already publicly follow you. I don't know if that counts.

amy said...

I would love this book!!! Thanks for the opportunity.

Nikki said...

This definitely sounds like I book my husband and I would enjoy reading!

Jennifer Perkins said...

I already subscribe to feedburner.

Jennifer Perkins said...

This book sounds very interesting...

Joesette said...

Sounds like a book I'd love to read and apply!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathy said...

Because I usually agree with you recommendations, I'm eager to read this book. It sounds really intriguing. -Kathy skrkdale@yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

Sounds like a very interesting book.

Kimberly
welovetohomeschool.blogspot.com

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