Radical Together- David Platt
At the end of last year, I read Radical by David Platt and have been attempting to incorporate the five principles that Platt gives at the end of the book- The Radical Experiment- into my life this year. (Reading the whole Word, praying for the whole world, giving sacrificially, spending time in another context, and being a part of a growing community of believers) Radical Together takes Platt's ideas of living life in a radical way for Christ and extends them into how the church as a whole can live radically to reach the world with the gospel.
Platt points out that we as the church are often derailed by "good" things and so miss the best things; how we misunderstand the relationship between faith and work in the Gospel; the importance of God's Word is; the kind of people God chooses for His work; our task to evangelize ALL people groups; and how we need to be selfless followers of a self-centered God. Using short, easy to read chapters, he lays out a plan for modern day churches to be truly radical in their service to God.
This follow up book was every bit as convicting as Radical. Radical made me want to make major changes in my life and family. Radical Together makes me long to see radical changes within my church and forces me to take a good look at what church is and what it should be.
I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Press for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.