February 3, 2011

Radical

In Radical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple-then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a "successful"  surburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus.

Finally, he urges  you to join in The Radical Experiment-a one year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came to bring.

My review: I think that this is a great book to read and would recommend it. One thing that stood out to me was the differences that was shown between our culture and other cultures. It is amazing that in our culture how we strive to have the best and not only want the best in our personal lives but also in our church. In other cultures they just want to hear the gospel. As a christian that is what I should want as well to hear the gospel but also spread it to others. At the end of the book you are challenged to join in on The Radical Experiment doing these five things for one year..1.  pray for the entire world, 2. read through the entire word, 3. sacrfice your money for a specific purpose, 4. spend your time in another context, and 5. Commit your life to a multiplying community.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

1 comment:

Robin said...

I agree with your post. I have not read that book, but it so true that in other countries, Church is only about hearing the gospel. People will WALK many miles in lackluster conditions to hear it preached. Here, we are spoiled and we let other social aspects get in the way of what our true desire should be. Thanks for the perspective.