If you’ve heard of the author David Platt than you might know about his bestselling books Radical and Radical Together. In the first book Christians are encouraged to take back their faith, and in the second book he challenges us to unite around a gospel-centered vision. Both books were inspiring to read.
Radical, Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream by David Platt is a wake-up call for American Christians. Platt challenges Christians and leaders to examine their motives and see if they’re in alignment with the gospel. In authentic discipleship, he encourages a one year transformation in how you are living, called “the radical experiment.” He dares you to pray for the entire world, read through the entire Word, sacrifice your money for a special purpose,spend your time in another context and commit your life to multiplying community. If this sounds interesting to you, grab a copy of the book and start living the Radical life. He’s not only encouraging fellow pastors to be radical, he’s encouraging Christ-followers to live a radical life.
Radical Together, Unleashing the People of God For the Purpose of God by David Platt expands on the Radical movement in his first book. Platt exposes us the life of Christians around the world, so we might see the sacrifices others make just to read the bible. He reminds us of a freedom we take for granted, and then encourages us to rise up beyond our comfort zones. Platt opens our eyes to spreading the gospel outside ourselves and into starving countries. You don’t need to be a missionary to read this, you simply need to have a heart for Jesus and a passion to learn. Expose yourself to other cultures and the challenges they have in knowing Jesus. Platt reminds us “regardless of your place in the church, you are not meant to be sidelined in the kingdom of God.” Read the book and be inspired to unleash what God has done in your own life. Share your faith with others, locally and globally.
My Amazon Review: 4/5 for both books
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