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
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).'