Recently I have been reading, Communicating Jesus’ way by Charles Kraft (William Carey Library, 1998).

On page 72 Kraft writes:

As we read this, or as we sit listening to a communicator speak, we may have little conscious awareness of the risk factor. And yet, whenever we expose ourselves to communication we are risking the possibility that we might have to change some aspect of our lives. We ordinarily seek at all costs to maintain our present equilibrium, to protect ourselves from assimilating anything that will upset our psychological balance. To do this we often build walls around ourselves in such a way that we can shed anything we hear that would put pressure on us to change our lifestyle.

How aware are you of the risk factor in listening to a sermon or reading a Christian book?