Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World by Michael S. Horton

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David Platt’s 2010 bestseller Radical is clearly in the sights of Horton’s newOrdinary. From a cover design that mimic’s Platt’s book to a contrarian message offering an alternative to a genre of trendy calls for radical living in recent Christian literature, Horton delivers a carefully crafted Reformed critique of a church caught up in the “Next Big Thing.”
For a culture constantly looking for what’s new, radical, epic, innovative, emergent, and revolutionary, Horton returns his readers to the ordinary means of grace. “No one wants to be ordinary,” contends Horton. Yet the radical mentality that dominates contemporary evangelicalism causes everyday Christians to become anxious about their spiritual lives. Ordinary counters with a sustainable discipleship for a long obedience in the same direction. (Zondervan)

About the Author

Robert N. Hosack is Executive Editor for Baker Publishing Group, and he is a member of Church of the Servant CRC in Grand Rapids, Mich.