Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Almost met my summer reading goal

I finished Radical last week when I was home with my family.  I read some of the reviews on GoodReads which questioned Platt's theology, but I felt their assessments were unfair and that they were reading with too critical an eye and not enough understanding.  I have been learning a lot with this book and Multiply (by Francis Chan) and The Story about the bigger picture of God's plan and where we (I) fit into it. It makes sense that I was created to give God glory in everything I do. It's not easy, however. I really like, too, that Platt gives practical steps to take to begin living a Radical life and encourages making a commitment to them for a year:
1. Pray for the entire world
2. Read the entire word
3. Sacrifice your money for something specific
4. Spend your time in another context
5. Commit to a multiplying community (the church)
 Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream   -     
        By: David Platt