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Book giveaway – Radical

December 4, 2010

Update: One more day to leave a comment. I’ll draw tomorrow afternoon for a winner!

I just finished reading Radical, by David Platt. Flew through it in about a week, and it looks like my ink pen blew up on the pages, so I’ll be going back through it again, slower this time. I just couldn’t put it down. Actually, I couldn’t wait for a copy to come into the bookstore, so when I saw it at Walmart I grabbed it.

Reading it made for rich conversations with my husband as we drove down the highways or walked along the roads of our neighborhood. How do we live, how should we live? How do we use our time, how should we use our time? How do we share our resources, how should we share our resources? What about missions? What about mission trips? Out of this country, to places that are a little bit scary? How many times a week do we drive in to invest in this new church family we just joined? Where should we serve? How does all this fit with the life we’re living now, and should it? Are Christians really called to ‘fit’? What about that being in the world but not of it?

It’s life-shaping. It’s life-changing. It’s convicting. It’s thought-provoking. There’s a challenge at the end to commit to doing five things over the next year, some easy, some not-so-much. I won’t tell you more so I don’t spoil it for you, but it’s a little book that packs a powerful punch.

They just phoned and another (clean, unmarked) copy is waiting for me at the local bookstore. I’ll pick it up today. Would anyone out there like to read it, give it to someone for Christmas? Leave me a comment, with a way to contact you, and I’ll draw a name Sunday, December 5. It’s just too good not to share.

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33 Comments leave one →
  1. November 30, 2010 9:02 am

    Did you say free? 😉 I’m there!

  2. Jackie Lukas permalink
    November 30, 2010 9:30 am

    I would love to read it then share with one of my friends. E-mail jblukas@hotmail.com, Thank you.

    Jackie

  3. Cynthia Heisner permalink
    November 30, 2010 9:30 am

    I love book sharing! You have peaked my interest on this one.

  4. Caryn permalink
    November 30, 2010 9:38 am

    I would love to read this book. The title sure caught my attention. I desire to live a radical life for Christ.
    caryn@bowserfamily.org

  5. November 30, 2010 9:42 am

    It sounds like a must-read. Thanks for including me on the drawing.

    Nana at Nanato4Ts at charter dot net

  6. Debbie permalink
    November 30, 2010 10:40 am

    I really love reading your blog! I have been wanting to read this book ever since I heard about it. Thanks for giving one away.

  7. November 30, 2010 11:28 am

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for doing a giveaway.
    Blessings to you and your family.
    srgrant1@verizon.net

  8. Lauren permalink
    November 30, 2010 11:35 am

    Would love to give this to my husband for Christmas!

    rovagirl@hotmail.com

  9. Cindy Hilliard permalink
    November 30, 2010 1:26 pm

    This book is on my list to read asap. Would love to receive it and then share it.
    thandch@hotmail.com
    Cindy

  10. November 30, 2010 2:24 pm

    Oh YES!!!! Please put my name in the hat for this drawing. Thanks!!

  11. Rita permalink
    November 30, 2010 2:44 pm

    I’ve been following your blog for some time now simply because I love what you have to say. You are an inspiration to me and the time you spend on this blog is greatly appreciated. Rita

    • Karen Sorenson permalink
      November 30, 2010 4:00 pm

      I would love to read this book to help give us direction…… what to do with missions or local. We just did the local food pantry and were so blessed, would love to read more! Is it at Borders if I need to get it?
      Hugs xo

      • November 30, 2010 7:22 pm

        Karen, it will be available, and likely in stock at any major bookstore, including the Family Christian store. I have a little shop here in our town, they ordered it for me and it took about 5 days to come in.xoxo

    • December 2, 2010 8:09 am

      Thank you Rita for your encouraging words!

  12. Rebecca Jones permalink
    November 30, 2010 8:32 pm

    I’d love a copy! Just send me an email — Rebecca.jones1@wku.edu
    Happy Holidays!

  13. Carolyn permalink
    November 30, 2010 8:35 pm

    I’ve been hearing a lot about this book lately and it has piqued my interest.

  14. November 30, 2010 9:17 pm

    Me, me, me! : ) Pick me! lol
    blessedwitholiveplants@gmail.com

  15. November 30, 2010 9:37 pm

    I’ve had it on my list FOREVER…to get it free would be just downright delightful!

  16. Susan permalink
    November 30, 2010 10:47 pm

    I’m in…….would love to read the book. Thanks for giving one away. tsmn@cox.net

  17. December 1, 2010 5:33 am

    It is on my list for Christmas so I would LOVE to win a copy.

    Someone else told us recently that it is a must-read for every Christian, so I am eager to dig into it.

  18. Carol Wong permalink
    December 1, 2010 12:25 pm

    I haven’t heard of ‘Radical’ before! sounds like it full of food for thought and action. Please enter me in this contest. Sounds great!

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

  19. karenk permalink
    December 1, 2010 12:32 pm

    would love to read to this book…thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  20. Lori Young permalink
    December 1, 2010 3:41 pm

    I’ve been asking the “How do you want us to live?” question for our young family, and I’d love to read the book!

    Lori Young
    casayoung@msn.com

  21. December 1, 2010 8:56 pm

    I just put Radical on my Kindle for just over five bucks on Sunday. I, too, am loving it and can’t put it down. Very convicting. “The Hole in Our Gospel” was the same way for me–have you read that one? It has rocked my world to the max!! Love and blessings, Karen

    • December 2, 2010 8:08 am

      Karen, I haven’t but will look for it. thanks!

  22. Sandy H. permalink
    December 2, 2010 5:23 am

    I would love to read this book and share it with friends. My husband died in March and since then I have felt aimless – I have loving children and grandchildren, wonderful friends, and no looming problems – but something is lacking to fill a void in my heart and life. Perhaps this book will help me find my sense of direction for the future.

    • December 2, 2010 8:06 am

      Sandy H, Im so touched you took time for a comment. I will throw your name in the hat, but also, this first Christmas without your husband I will commit to be praying for you. if you don’t win, go buy the book. do the challenge of the five things; Im confident it will fill your heart in ways you can’t imagine. hugs, Bev

  23. Tris permalink
    December 2, 2010 7:17 am

    Sign me up. At my age, I can use some “new guideance!!”

    • December 2, 2010 8:07 am

      Tris, it is WONDERFUL! I’d love to go to Birmingham and hear this guy preach. perhaps a road trip? Xoxo

  24. Susan B. permalink
    December 2, 2010 8:56 am

    me, me, me….pick me….please !!!!

    • December 5, 2010 3:11 pm

      Susan, Your name came up as the winner. If you’ll send me an email with a mailing address I’ll pop Radical in the mail to you tomorrow!

  25. carol permalink
    December 4, 2010 2:41 pm

    Hi ! I would LOVE to receive a copy of “radical”. Hearing how much you liked it makes me want to read it all the more.
    Thank you for sharing so much of yourself in your blog. I always look forward to reading it.

  26. December 5, 2010 8:27 am

    I’d love to read it with my wife. I’m a big fan of David Platt.

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