Friday, December 10, 2010

A "Radical" Giveaway

A few weeks back, I was asked to review Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt. The review is going to be published in January (print, I’ve discovered, takes a little longer than online). And yes, I gave it a good review. It’s an important book and needs to be widely discussed.

While not intended to be this, Radical is a kind of companion book to Mere Churchianty: Finding Your Way Back to Jesus-Shaped Spirituality by Michael Spencer, which I’ve been blogging on every Sunday for the past three months or so; my last post is scheduled for this weekend. The two books share some (not all) common themes, but Radical focuses on a challenge – to consider how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences.

Through some odd circumstances, I’ve ended up with two copies of the book. One I’m keeping for my own library and to reread. The other (the copy I didn’t read) I’m offering as a giveaway. If you’re interested in reading the book, just drop your name or a short comment today (deadline: 11:59 p.m. tonight). A winner will be selected at random (I number each comment and then pull a number out of a hat). Please make sure that I can figure out a way to contact you for an address.

I can vouch for the fact that the book is, well, Radical.


Bill (cycleguy) said...

As a pastor I am always looking for books that challenge me or inspire me or.... (You should have my email address)

Michael said...

I don't need the book. I read it a few months ago and I can definitely vouch for it as well too.

Unknown said...

I'm definitely interested in this. I've heard great feedback on this book and I'd love to add it to my list of reads for next year.

Rather than put my email on here, you can message me on Twitter (when I win...*wink, wink).


Dustin said...

Sounds like a good read!


S. Etole said...

The reviews I've read have definitely piqued my interest in what he has to say.

Kathleen Overby said...

I loved Mere Churchianity for the 'you're not alone' factor. This sounds like it would give courage also.

HisFireFly said...

It is my desire (and quest) to live in radical obedience to Christ -- so -- YES -- I would love to read this book!

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Anonymous said...

This is one of those books that keeps popping up on my radar, but I haven't given it any attention yet. Looks great.

Fatha Frank said...

Hmmm guess my comment didn't take earlier.

I noticed the similarities when following the other blog discussion right when we started Mere Churchianity. I picked up Crazy Love as my next read, but I'm sure your review can convince me otherwise :) either way, I'm sure I'll pick this up at one point