Did you watch those videos? Yeah. That’s the premise of the book I’m reading. Holy buckets, hold on tight.
Honestly, this book makes me entirely too uncomfortable. I’d rather just drop it off at Goodwill and not think about it again. This book is making my stomach turn and my toes curl. It is starting to make me question everything…
• How have I justified the Gospel to fit my American life?
• Have I just spun the American dream into a Christian version and believed that the biggest and most excellent and most attractive church or ministry will be the most successful?
• Or that, given the right strategies or enough determination and hard work, I can alone accomplish my goals for my life and my ministry…rather than being utterly dependent on God and his power?
• What is a true “need” and what is an American “need.” Is insurance or a retirement fund a need? I’d think so…but most of the world lives without it…so is that just an American “need?”
I’m only 2.5 chapters into this book, and it’s messing with my head. How does this book, Radical, line up with Dave Ramsey’s way of doing things? Is there middle ground? Is this just extreme and God doesn’t REALLY mean that? Or is that me just finding a way to compromise the Gospel and again fit it nicely into my American context.
GULP. This book terrifies me.
What are your initial thoughts? Have you read the book?