Monday, May 10, 2010

Book Review ~ Radical by David Platt


IS JESUS WORTH THIS TO YOU?

"Do you believe that Jesus is worth abandoning everything for? Do you believe him enough to obey him and to follow him wherever he leads, even when the crowds in our culture—maybe even our churches—turn the other way?"

In Radical, David Platt invites you to encounter what Jesus actually said about being his disciple, and then obey what you have heard. He challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated a God-centered gospel to fit our human-centered preferences. With passionate storytelling and convicting biblical analysis, Platt calls into question a host of comfortable notions that are common among Christ's followers today. Then he proposes a radical response: live the gospel in ways that are true, filled with promise, and ultimately world changing.
Biography

DAVID PLATT is the lead pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, a 4,000-member Southern Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama. Widely regarded as an exceptional expositor and motivator, David has taught around the world. He holds three advanced degrees, including a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. David and his wife, Heather, are the parents of Caleb and Joshua, and are adopting a third child from Nepal.




Holy moly batman!!! Seriously, I have not even finished this book yet and I am absolutely blown away, convicted, motivated, on fire, passionate, and ready to watch God do a mighty work through the efforts of this book.

Take a minute to watch the video and pray about whether or not you are ready to read RADICAL!  I can promise you this...once you pick it up you WILL be moved!

Are you ready for it?

Here is a little snip-it from one of the pages early on in the book...

"We will discover that our meaning is found in community and our life is found in giving ourselves for the sake of others in the church, among the lost, and among the poor.  We will evaluate where true security and safety are found in this world, and in the end we will determine not to waste our lives on anything but uncompromising, unconditional abandonment to a gracious, loving Savior who invites us to take radical risk and promises us radical reward."

If you have already read this book, then I'd love to hear from you on your thoughts about this book.

If you haven't read this book but are thinking about it then I loved to hear what you've heard about this book!


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