Pray to God, participate with God, and proclaim the Gospel. Do these things not because you have a low-grade sense of guilt that you out to act, but do them because you have a high-grade sense of grace that makes you want to act. do them because you know that you were once impoverished in your sin, a slave to Satan, orphaned from and God, and alone in this world.
David Platt is known for his radical call to live out the gospel. This book is an application of the gospel to social issues that have divided this country and continues to raise emotions for believers and non believers alike. It is easy to be complacent, hide or the opposite and go in fill battle with our self-righteousness. But what does the Gospel say? How we can hold to fundamental truths of God, who he is and live out the gospel?
To give you an ideal, the 12 chapters tell the story.
The Greatest Offense: the Gospel and Culture
Where Rick and Poor Collide: The gospel and Poverty
Modern Holocaust: the Gospel and Abortion
The Lonely in Families: The Gospel and Orphans and Widows
A War on Women: The Gospel and Sex Slavery
A Profound Mystery: The Gospel and Marriage
Bought with A Price: The Gospel and Sexual Morality
Unity in Diversity: The Gospel and Ethnicity
Unprecedented Crisis: The Gospel and Refugees
Christ in the Public Square: The Gospel and Religious Liberty.
If anything this book deals with issues that are going on in the world today. Why it is important and what we can do. The thing we cannot afford is to be comfortable. We need to get uncomfortable. Each chapter ends with how we can pray, participate and proclaim the Gospel.
The only thing that I find fault with this is we can run to two extremes that can hurt our faith. Pride and despair. Pride in that we are in the trenches and despair because we are not. I think this is battle that each one of us faces but only the gospel can bring us out of!
A Special Thank you to Tyndale House Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.