YOUNGSTOWN, OH—“Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!” local man Eddie Randall declared as he placed several Christian books into his neighborhood “Little Free Library” like a modern-day Apostle Paul.
Speaking to reporters about his regular book-evangelism practice, he revealed that he left Desiring God by John Piper, The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer, and Radical by David Platt at the free book exchange Thursday morning, with the hopes that a lost sinner would choose one, read through it, and come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
“Whether it be an atheist, a Muslim, a Jehovah’s Witness, or any other nonbeliever—oh, that someone would pick one of these works up, and instead of being conformed to the world, would be transformed by the renewing of their mind!” he said, adding that he has kept up this practice since the box was installed several years ago.
“And I will not grow weary of doing good, for in due season I will reap, if I do not give up,” he smiled as he began choosing the next batch of books he would leave.
At publishing time, Randall revealed that in the last week he has removed books from Rob Bell, Jen Hatmaker, and T.D. Jakes from the Little Library, explaining, “the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.”
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