Yes, I read and reviewed this last year, but as The Harbor is undergoing a church-wide study on the book, I read it again. I’m counting it!
Our community group is reading and discussing it, and I feel that talking about it with others I’m close to helps in understanding and appreciating Platt’s call for a radical lifestyle. We are able to look into how materialism has crept into our lives, and find ways to avoid having it our master.
I know that some charge Platt with creating a new type of legalism, but that is unfounded. We are too quick to rationalize Jesus’ command to “sell everything that you have and give it to the poor” that we cling with white knuckles the things that are temporary in our lives and do nothing.
You owe it to your faith to read this book and to see how the gospel of Jesus Christ is greater and sweeter than the siren’s song of Madison Avenue.