David Platt is a fantastic preacher and an amazing author. This book will challenge the way you view faith and will push you in your understanding of exactly what it means to follow Jesus. This is exactly the type of revival needed for the church today; we need to know what it is to follow Jesus and be willing to acknowledge that everything belongs to him, the earth is His footstool. Very convicting and very convincing, give it a read!
I first received David Platt's book Radical about two years ago. It was sent to me as part of the Blogging for Books program, which is administered by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. According to the Blogging for Books website, "This program was designed for one purpose: Give out free books to bloggers in exchange for an honest review." So this post represents my review of David Platt's Radical.
In Radical, David Platt asks a lot of tough questions that many others have been afraid to ask. Tough questions that deserve thought, discussion, and answers. Some may be uncomfortable reading this book, especially at the beginning when it seems the questions are going unanswered. But that uncomfortable feeling might just be a good thing!
Basically, Platt is suggesting â€” even daring â€” people of faith to let go of the American Dream and depend once again on a faithful and loving God. He goes on to speculate that as American believers we have fallen into a sort of trap that leads us to believe that bigger means better â€” bigger buildings, bigger budgets, bigger baptisms. To some, that suggestion is truly is "radical."
All three of the copies of this book I ordered arrived on time and in perfect condition. I sent one to a friend as a Christmas gift and would recommend it to anyone who desires a deeper, biblical relationship with Jesus Christ. "Radical" will challenge you to give up the cheap pop-gospel and pursue the life Jesus outlined in the Word of God.
I loved this book. I've been on a mission before and I can relate a lot to how it feels to be overseas. Great book to get you thinking and analyzing your life. Are you really surrendering everything to God? It's a question I ask my self everyday. Read it! :)