Read a Book

radicalrefformaision       Today I am starting to read The Radical Reformission by Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Bible Church in Seattle, WA.  I have read several of Driscoll’s other books and love listening and watching his sermons online.  My wife and I listened to his series on spiritual gifts on our honeymoon while we drove from OKC to Austin to San Antonio to Austin and then back to OKC.  It took the entire trip to cover the series on spiritual gifts.  We both enjoyed.  Mark is a gifted speaker who is both humorous and amazingly serious about the Gospel.  MH_badge_videoHere is quote from the book how Mark chose which church to attend,

"After graduation, Grace and I moved back to Seattle and began visiting churches.  We finally settled into a large suburban church where I felt at home because it met my criteria.  First, the pastor (who looked like Mr. T.) had been an NFL linebacker and knew how to kill people in self-defense.  Second, he taught the Bible verse by verse in a real way, one that enabled me to have a relationship with Jesus that did not feel like he was my lifelong prom date."

      One of my favorite reads last year was The Confessions of a  Reformission Rev.  In the book Driscoll outlines the path Mars Hill took in the ten years from conception to where they are now and how the budding pastor dealt with their growth.  I would recommend Driscoll’s book to men who do not like to read, to people who like to laugh, to anyone looking for insights into how to connect with today’s culture, and anyone who is looking for a good conversation book.  I was gifted my first copy by Craigo and have since gifted more than half a dozen copies to friends.  I think I read that Driscoll has 4 books coming out this year and I can’t wait to get my hands and eyes on them.

9781581349757        Read a book a month.  Read books from a section you don’t normally read from.  Give one of your favorite books to a friend to read.  "Read" books on your iPod.

One Comment

  • craigo

    February 28, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Don’t miss Driscoll’s Emerging Church sermon – it’s on Facebook where he’s speaking to the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a different version of the same topic is on iTunes where is addressing Mars Hill Church. They are both excellent and well worth the 2 hours you need to listen to them.