I first received David Platt’s book Radical about two years ago. It was sent to me as part of the Blogging for Books program, which is administered by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. According to the Blogging for Books website, “This program was designed for one purpose: Give out free books to bloggers in exchange for an honest review.” So this post represents my review of David Platt’s Radical.
In Radical, David Platt asks a lot of tough questions that many others have been afraid to ask. Tough questions that deserve thought, discussion, and answers. Some may be uncomfortable reading this book, especially at the beginning when it seems the questions are going unanswered. But that uncomfortable feeling might just be a good thing!
Basically, Platt is suggesting — even daring — people of faith to let go of the American Dream and depend once again on a faithful and loving God. He goes on to speculate that as American believers we have fallen into a sort of trap that leads us to believe that bigger means better — bigger buildings, bigger budgets, bigger baptisms. To some, that suggestion is truly is “radical.”
If you would like to read the first chapter of Radical for free, you can do so by clicking here.
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