David Platt Books & Studies

David Platt

David Platt is the Pastor Teacher at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C., and the bestselling author of numerous books, Bible commentaries, and studies, including Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, and Counter Culture. Platt's heart, communicated through his writing and ministry, is to make disciples by sharing, showing, and teaching God's Word in everyday life.

The New York Times bestselling author of Radical challenges Christians to trade in an American gospel that prostitutes the words of Jesus for the sake of comfort, politics, and prosperity and return to a biblical gospel that exalts God above everything in this world.

From his viewpoint in the capital of the United States, Pastor David Platt believes it's time for disillusioned, discouraged, and divided Christians to follow Jesus into a different future. In Don't Hold Back, Platt calls believers to take necessary risks and find the ultimate reward as we:

  • Work for-not against-each other as brothers as sisters in Christ, especially when we disagree on personal convictions.
  • Turn the tide on centuries-long racial division in the church.
  • Trust all of God's Word with conviction while loving everyone around us with compassion.
  • Do justice, practice loving-kindness, and experience the good life according to God.
  • Play our part in spreading the gospel to all the nations of the world.
  • Seek God alone for the supreme satisfaction our souls' desire.

With biblical insights that speak to the everyday lives of contemporary Christians, Platt shows that we can experience the awe-filled wonder of Jesus and otherworldly beauty of his church here and now. But in order to do so, some things are going to have to be different. Starting not in "those people," but in each one of us.

Coming Soon

Discover concrete action steps for getting involved in God's mission! This compelling Bible study book with accompanying video, filmed on location in the captivating Himalayas, addresses what it means to follow Jesus in a world filled with urgent physical and spiritual need. Includes printed content for eight small group sessions, personal study opportunities, and applicable Scripture. 192 pages, softcover from Lifeway.