Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Book Review: Radical Together by David Platt

Radical Together goes on sale April 19, 2011. I received an advance reading copy lacking the additional study guide, which I'm guessing will only add to the value of the book and aid church leadership to ask more of the tough questions this book grapples with.

Radical Together is the forthcoming book from David Platt, author of Radical. I gave that book rave reviews, largely in part because Platt speaks to the heart of the matter and tries to pull people back towards a more biblical expression of our faith.

This book follows where Radical left off and asks questions of church leadership that should make us uncomfortable. Platt is himself working through the biblical mandates and how living in submission and obedience to God should affect him, his church, and the world.

Although the book is significantly shorter than its predecessor (I read it in two days), it is just as powerful. Chapter three calls us to a reliance on the Bible and not fancy and entertaining presentations. Chapter four calls us to put ministry into the hands of every believer and not just professionals who do it for them. Chapter six calls us to be so amazingly God exalting that I am challenged and seriously shaken.

What Platt has written here is the description of what we should be as the church. I pray (and really mean "pray") that this would only be the beginning.

To buy the book, visit Amazon.com (direct link).
For a sample chapter, click here.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group as part of their Blogging for Books Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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