OK, I am doing two book reviews today. The last one wasn’t very flattering so I am pleased to stay this one has a very different tone! I loved it!
Now to be honest, I did thumb through the book “Radical” and it didn’t grab me. I liked the principles of it but something about the writing style just didn’t grab me. However, when I saw this book was coming out, I nabbed it. Why? Because I love talking about Christian community! I love everything about it! The highs and the lows….. the good and the bad…… when we are talking about true, Biblical Christian community, I always love being in the conversation.
“Radical Together” did not disappoint! Right in line of my passion and way of thinking, the author digs into great topics including digging into God’s calling for our lives instead of buying into the American dream, the beauty and foundation of faithfulness instead of playing games, discipleship and equipping instead full church schedules. Everything about it drives us towards community that we see in the Scripture and the unity that Christ prayed about in the garden.
I believe God is driving us towards a revival towards the ancient practice of community and “Radical Together” encompasses a lot of the thoughts on my heart. While I got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review of the book, it also encouraged me to take a new look at the book “Radical”. I think it is back on my “to read” list. “Radical Together” doesn’t come out until 4/19/11 so picking “Radical” to get your appetite going while you are waiting might be a good idea for you as well!