Something Needs to Change: A Call to Make Your Life Count in a World of Urgent NeedDavid PlattMultnomah / 2019 / Hardcover$14.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 12 Reviews Video
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Jordan4 Stars Out Of 5Vintage David PlattAugust 22, 2019JordanQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Something Needs to Change is a book which will challenge its reader immensely. It is vintage David Platt, the sort of book which will grab you, shake you, and refocus your sights on where they ought to be.
It's a tale of Platt's trip to the Himalayan mountains, where he went to share the gospel to people who've never heard it. He was struck by the poverty and the darkness that he encountered, which caused him to ask questions that he'd not been forced to ask before. It's a book which will, likewise, force its reader to ask the same question, after being brought face-to-face with some of the men, women, and children who David encountered.
This book is a must-read. But, be prepared. It will challenge you in the best way possible.
*I received this book free of charge from WaterBrook & Multnomah through their launch team program.
BethanyAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Game Changer!August 21, 2019BethanyAge: 25-34Gender: female"What something needs to change in your life to effect change with the hope of Jesus in a world of urgent spiritual and physical need?"
I read a lot of books. I also tend to gravitate towards books that are inspiring, or that I can learn from. But, few books have touched me the way that Something Needs to Change by: David Platt did. The book follows Platt on a trek through the Himalayas, and all that he encountered there. He saw cases of extreme poverty and suffering, as well as love and community. He saw human trafficking, physical illnesses and need, and people that never heard of the name of Jesus. He saw people that gave us everything in order to bring Jesus to the villages there. This journey made him ask himself where God was in the midst of such suffering, and question everything that he believed in.
I always knew that there was poverty and suffering in the world, but I think what really blew my mind was that there are people out there who have never even heard the name of Jesus. Here I sit, with 10 or more Bibles in my house, in any translation or type that I could want, and the opportunity to buy Christian books and Bibles at my fingertips. I have the freedom to speak Jesus' name, to believe in Him openly, and to attend the church of my choosing. It's so easy to forget what a blessing it is to have this freedom. There are people who are persecuted or even killed for reading a Bible, proclaiming belief in Jesus, or trying to meet with other Christians. There are people who have no idea that Jesus died for their sins, and that He came to give eternal life to ALL who believe in Him.
This book put a burden on my heart. It made me really stop and think about how essential it is to share the Good News with others, and to care about others above my own selfish needs. How is my life going to be different since reading this book? I'm not sure yet, but I do know that "something needs to change."
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Waterbrook and Multnomah, in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
EmP2416Age: 35-44Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Honest, Vulnerable BookAugust 9, 2019EmP2416Age: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5David Platt has written a powerful, heart-wrenching account of his journey to the Himalayan mountains to learn, see for himself and minister to the people largely forgotten by the rest of the world. A chance meeting allows Platt the opportunity to travel to Asia to see the rumored mountains and its unique culture therein.
Throughout the book, Platt shares his personal experiences with the indigenous people who struggle to get medical care, lose children to trafficking and disease, yet still remain faithful in the midst of dire circumstances of poverty.
I have only read one other book by Platt, his wildly successful "Follow Me." He is vulnerable, honest and his writing--especially in this book--causes the reader to reflect and consider how we treat "the least of these."
I was challenged, full of admiration for the people of this unique church community and encouraged by this book. There should be a lot of self-reflection and internal work happening as you read "Something Needs to Change." I spent a few nights talking with my family about what I was reading and it opened the door to a lot of great communication with each other.
This book would be a great resource for a small group to do together, as there is lots to be learned within its pages. I am thankful that I was able to read early, thanks to #NetGalley and Penguin Random House publishers. I chose to leave a review and all opinions are my own.
Susan5 Stars Out Of 5Something or everything?August 6, 2019SusanQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have read all of David Platt's books. Not one of them is NOT compelling, convicting and provoking! "Somethings got to Change" left no stone unturned in challenging every area of heart and lifestyle. I wish every young person especially would be introduced to this book and the vision is provides as an alternative to our American, self-indulgent culture. Read the book. Read it more than once. Pass it on to everyone you know so SOMETHING can change for the Glory of God! Well done, David Platt. Thank you for obeying God and sharing your experience with all of us! Susan-Bible teacher, short term missionary and Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Coordinator
Mr Tony5 Stars Out Of 5Thought-Provoking ReadJuly 31, 2019Mr TonyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5David Platt did an excellent job of relating his overseas hiking experience (I won't say more to give away the read) & what it meant in terms of following God's Word. A definite read. However, you had better be prepared to be changed by it!