Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of GodDavid PlattMultnomah / 2011 / Trade Paperback$9.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 57 Reviews
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Phil5 Stars Out Of 5Radical togetherApril 7, 2018PhilQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5made me rethink my priorities (and change a couple!)
saved by grace5 Stars Out Of 5wonderfulJanuary 29, 2015saved by graceBrother David is very dedicated to serving the church by making disciples of all nations! i recomend all 3 of the Radical books. Would make an outstanding gift for any Brother in Christ!!!!
AlandWyndaMinot, NDAge: Under 18Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Continuing to challenge 'status quo' ChristianityFebruary 15, 2013AlandWyndaMinot, NDAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If you feel like the experience in the church you attend is not as fulfilling as it could be and that the Scriptures call for more from the body of Christ, then you will like this book by David Platt. The author continues to challenge how church is conducted in American Culture. He provides many thought provoking points to consider and questions to contemplate.
As Platt indicates, he does not have all of the answers, and there may be other ways to bring praise and glory to God. However, this book will certainly assist you in initiating important discussions and considering other perspectives for how to steward time, talent and treasures that are given to us by God.
CindyOwensboro, KentuckyAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5January 8, 2013CindyOwensboro, KentuckyAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was a Christmas gift and I was able to purchase it and several others since it was half of what I would have spent in the local stores.
GregAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Platt Does It AgainAugust 28, 2012GregAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5David Platt is an author, speaker, and preacher who continually challenges my church paradigm. He did it in his first book, "Radical" and did not disappoint in his follow-up book "Radical Together." I never know for sure if I enjoy reading Platt's books but I know I must read them. I am always convicted, challenged, confirmed, and compelled by Platt's writing. "Radical Together" was no different.
What is the vision of the church? Are we more concerned with the comforts of our call or the cost of reaching people? As you read Platt, you realize there are very few people who have a greater passion for reaching all people groups in the world. He gives some amazing numbers of the unreached people groups across the world. Believing it is the task of the church to reach all people groups, he challenges the church to be radical in completing this task to usher in the return of Jesus Christ.
To accomplish this, the church must begin to remember she has been "entrusted by God with stewards of God's Word to equip God's people to be servants with God's Word" (pg 71). The church must regain her focus on equipping people and not just planning events. Platt will argue throughout the book of the importance of a selfless people serving a self-centered God. We must our eyes off of our comfort and put them squarely on the greatness of an all-mighty and all-sufficient God.
If I were to sum up Platt's ideas I would with two quotes of the many I underlined while reading "Radical Together:" "We want to see God glorified by people everywhere because God wants to see himself glorified by people everywhere" (pg 106). "Radical Together" takes the ideas of "Radical" and asks the question "How can we in the church best unleash the people of God in the Spirit of God with the Word of God for the glory of God in the world?" (3, 125).
I am always convicted and challenged by Platt. I would highly recommend the reading of "Radical Together." Be ready to be challenged. Be ready to ask yourself in you are more concerned with the comforts of following Christ or are you willing to submit to His Lordship and accept the cost of fowling. As a Christian, are you ready to get busy in getting the Gospel to every people group in the world to help usher in the coming of our Lord? If that is a challenge you are ready to undertake, take a moment to read "Radical Together." It is an easy read yet a challenging read.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.