Thursday, November 8, 2012
Dude! I love David Platt. I believe he is THE preacher of our generation. Platt brings the word in a RADICAL way while relating to us (the "normal" people) with every word. I've read the work of many church leaders and I have listened to many sermons but none of them touch me again and again the way that Platt does. He stands out. He has a style all his own. And he uses the word "DUDE!" I was excited to see that Platt has shrunken Radical and Radical Together to give a concise version of each available in one book. The Radical Question and A Radical Idea come together in a mini book.
Why is this necessary? If both books are readily available to the general public, why summarize them and put them in a new book? I haven't seen Platt's reasoning, but I think I understand his reasoning. Radical is an idea that every Christian needs to read/ know about and we all need to know now. Time is of the essence in building God's kingdom. "We" have been lax too long. We need to be radical and we needed to do it yesterday. Radical calls us to live like the Bible tells us the disciples lived. We need to shed the cares and concerns of society and take on the cloak of a Christian. Time is short. People need Jesus now. Radical Together calls the church to step out of the status quo, to shake things up, to serve people in order to guide them to the cross. So I think Platt is thinking that a small book with the meat of both ideas will get people started. Light a fire under the Christians so to speak. Read more here....
I am so glad this book is out just in time for Christmas. Let me encourage you to pass this on to church leaders, family members that are complacent in their walk with Jesus, and the impressionable teens in your life. We need to be RADICAL and we need to let go of what we're told church should be and really delve into what Jesus has called the church to be!
"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."