The Radical Question is a great spinoff of the original book, Radical. Remember when you were first on fire for the Lord Jesus? This book gives you some thought on what that meant to you and how just because times have changed, that doesn’t mean God has or His Son’s commission on earth is any lesser of a way to live now than it was then.
The book is convicting to a point that you begin to weigh what Jesus means to you in the things you do every day and the decisions you need to make. The American Dream is not in conjunction with the ways of the Lord and this book brings that back into focus.
The second half of this book, Radical Idea, is also convicting in its attempt to explain the importance of the church being the people in it, not the building itself. It’s what we do for each other, it’s how we conduct ourselves before other people, it’s how we take care of each other through the love of God that matters and what God has instructed us to do.
Most people today spend too much time electing others to take care of our problems for us, doctors, lawyers, landscapers, pool cleaners, these are just examples, but why can’t we do these things for ourselves and for each other rather than hire outsiders to do them for us? Where in our lives do we commit ourselves to each other on days other than just Sunday mornings? Radical Idea is, from today’s standards or the norm of this age, truly a radical idea. We have hidden ourselves behind worldly concepts and practices that we’ve lost touch with the church, with us.
I received this book free in exchange of my honest review from Waterbrook/Multnomah Publishing Group.