Thursday, September 18, 2008

Red Letters

If you are looking for a quick, but incredibly powerful read, pick up Red Letters: Living a Faith that Bleeds. It is rare that I pass on a book after I am done, but I have already implored two co-workers to read it. And after you read it, I dare you not to live it.

I love that Tom Davis is able to admit his own human failings in this book. It doesn't feel like he is preaching to me, it feels like he is encouraging me. One of the most powerful parts of our trip to India (other than having my son placed in my arms), was visiting Mother Teresa's home. She never went into the streets of India without something to give to those asking for it. Tom makes the same statement. It is easy to tell people about Jesus. But it is much easier for people to believe in Jesus is you show them. Make their lives better, don't just show up, preach and leave them in the exact same situation as they started.

Tom reminds us that Jesus implores us to care for the widows and orphans, and of course you know that one of these causes is certainly close to our hearts.

Tom certainly practices what he preaches. Have any doubts? Follow his blog at http://www.cthomasdavis.com/
Also, enjoy this promotional video.
http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1113826255

Another bonus of this book is that when you purchase it (available at amazon.com, barnes and noble and many christian bookstores), you feed an orphan for a month. Read it, love it, live it.

5 comments:

Peter and Nancy said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Kristy! It sounds amazing. I will have to have some instant gratification, though, and hop on over to the blog (that's going to happen way sooner than getting to the bookstore!).
Cheers,
Nancy

Karen said...

Kristy - thanks for the book suggestion! I always appreciate some advice in that department...

I also loved the pics of your kids on Rakhi. Isn't that a great holiday?? All three kids look so happy and active and bursting with energy. Max Rup has such a sparkle about him. What a doll!

:)
karen

Amy said...

I also felt the same about this book - a HUGE eye opener.

Candice said...

Love the book! I think it is one of my new favorites! I have given my copy to our pastor to read and then I have a few friends to pass it on to. :)

Hazeka said...

Good for people to know.