Radical by David Platt

Posted: August 19, 2010 in Christianity, Reviews
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Cover of "Radical: Taking Back Your Faith...

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Thought I would post a quick review of Radical by David Platt. For those who don’t know David Platt, he is the pastor of the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. Let me start by saying this book didn’t change my life, but let me tell you why. The reason being that I have been an avid listener of Pastor Platt for about 2 years. This book is truly the heart of what he preaches every week at Brook Hills. So, while this book has not change my life, the message behind it has. Basically everything in this book has been in a sermon at some point in time. With that being said, let’s look at what is in the book.

This book reveals the blind spots in American Christianity. The desire to choose comfort over the cross. It really focuses on Pastor Platt’s heart for reaching the Nations with the Gospel. While doing so, it points out also the areas in which American Christianity is falling short. Such as the fact that we will spend far more on buildings and programs than we ever will trying to reach the lost with the Gospel. The message in this book has caused me to look at myself, and my priorities. I have found a renewed passion for reaching the Nations. In part this message has spurred the new name and new focus of this blog. If you are tired of going through the Christian motions, give this book a read. However, if you enjoy being comfortable and don’t like having your toes stepped on, this may not be the book for you. There is no greater task before us than taking the Gospel to the billions of people who have never even heard the name of Jesus. Grasping the truth of this message will cause dramatic changes in your life and the way you view the church. This book is not all that radical compared to the Bible. But it is a radical departure from classic American Christianity. If you are a Christian, you are called to join this mission of reaching the Nations with the Gospel. Read this book to have your hearts and minds refocused on this vitally important mission.

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