“I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.”- Psalm 138:2

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Radical Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream ~ David Platt

I was excited to read this book as everyone was raving about it. The book started with good expectations, I loved the first chapter that explained how American churches were using the bible and turning GOD into an "American GOD". It is heavy with missionary work and going to the ends of the earth theme. I am a firm believer in Mission work and spreading GOD's word as the bible tells us to. However, this book is just that, each chapter is the same message. It is a great book to teach mission work and makes you realize how other countries are not as blessed as Americans are to be able to have freedom to worship and tell about JESUS. I hope this book reaches those American's that take our freedom to tell the truth of GOD for granite just what others have to do to learn and what they sacrifice for the word of GOD.

The end of the book gives a one year challenge for all to take. It contains the following challenges: Pray for the entire world, read through the entire Bible, sacrifice money for a specific purpose, spend time in another context, commit to a multiplying community.

I would recommend this book to others and would encourage this book to be read by everyone.

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