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.

While leading a team on a week-long trek of the Himalayas, bestselling author and pastor David Platt was stunned by the human needs he encountered, an experience so dramatic that it "changed the trajectory of my life." Meeting a man who'd lost his eye from a simple infection and seeing the faces of girls stolen from their families and trafficked in the cities, along with other unforgettable encounters, opened his eyes to the people behind the statistics and compelled him to wrestle with his assumptions about faith. In Something Needs to Change, Platt invites readers to come along on both the adventure of the trek, as well as the adventure of seeking answers to tough questions like, "Where is God in the middle of suffering?" "What makes my religion any better than someone else's religion?" and "What do I believe about eternal suffering?" Platt has crafted an irresistible message about what it means to give your life for the gospel-to finally stop talking about faith and truly start living it.

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.

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