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Teaser Tuesday ~ March 20, 2012



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read

Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Welcome back for Teaser Tuesday!  Here's my selection for this week.  I don't know about you, but with spring in the air, I've been getting outside to read a bit.  It's the way I 'do' fresh air - I take a book out-of-doors. 

My feature for the week is a bit on the serious side.  I'm reading this book for my women's group and just had to share it.  Even with the uncomfortable topics, Radical is thus far a good read.  It's provocative, to be sure, but we all need that once in awhile.  I like the flow and ease of reading, too.  It's a bit of a scathing assessment of the modern day church - and challenges readers to re-evaluate what we've learned about God, 'how-to-do' church, and what the real tenets of faith entail, even require. 

    
Radical, David Platt
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
Pg. 29 - 'We prefer to sit back, enjoy our cliches, and picture God as a Father who might help us, all the while ignoring God as a Judge who might damn us.  Maybe this is why we fill out lives with a constant drivel of entertainment in our culture - and in the church.'

Pg. 108 - 'More than twenty-six-thousand children today will breathe their last breath due to starvation or preventable disease.  To put it in perspective for me, that's twenty-six-thousand Joshuas and Calebs (my two sons).'

 - Moíra ♣

Comments

  1. You are right. Very thought provoking. Mine are lighter. My teasers are from The Cowboy Takes a Bride by Lori Wilde and Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz. Happy reading!

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    1. It is, Kathy. I don't usually go for serious reading, I'm a romance junkie, but once in awhile, a good read plops in my lap and I have to share. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be sure to check out your teasers. - Moíra ♣

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  2. Love that teaser! I so need to check this one out - it sounds great! Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/03/teaser-tuesdays-pure-by-jennifer-l.html

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    1. Glad you like it. Like I mentioned above, I usually go for the romance. This was a bit different. Thanks for stopping by. Loved your teaser, btw. - Moíra ♣

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  3. Pretty heavy, but I like it! Here's My TT New follower :)

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    1. Great to meet you, Dalene! Thanks for stopping by. Yeah, this week's read has me on my 'thoughtful-spot'. Ha! Have a great week!

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  4. Those teasers certainly give one food for thought. Here's my teaser from the bestselling novel of 1900: To Have and to Hold.

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    1. I just bought To Have And To Hold to my Kindle. It's free at Amazon! Thanks for the recommendation. - Moíra ♣

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  5. This is definitely food for thought, and I agree - we need it from time to time. Sounds like an interesting read. Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by my TT post!

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  6. Sounds pretty powerful!
    I agree, I think we all need a little provocative now and then. Thanks for sharing.

    Thank you for visiting my blog

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Grab your current read
Open to a random pageShare two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure what you share does not give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)Share the title & author too so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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