Thursday, March 22, 2012

Book Review: A Radical Idea

A Radical Idea: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God. By David Platt. Multnomah Books, 2011. ($19.99, pack of 10)

 Radical and Radical Together were bestselling books that everyone was talking about. I wrote some pretty positive reviews of both books myself. The first book had a companion piece called The Radical Question. The sequel now has it's own companion piece: A Radical Idea.

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A Radical Idea is mostly just chapter 4 of the book Radical Together. That's good to know for two reasons: 1) If you own the book Radical Together, you're not getting any new information, and 2) This little booklet gets to the main point of the book.

The radical idea is that church leaders' main work is not on building neat environments and great programs for the people who come on Sunday. Their main work is to mobilize those people to minister in their community and around the world all week long. This is not a new concept, although it is under-represented in a lot of what gets preached, published, and promoted these days. It comes right out of Ephesians 4.

Since I would rate Radical Together with five gold stars, I think I couldn't rate this booklet less. I would first and foremost recommend reading Radical Together, but this book would be helpful to introduce this "radical idea" from Ephesians to people at your church, especially the leadership. Since it comes in a packet of 10, I'm  handing them out to our church leadership team.

I received this book from the publisher for the purpose of review.

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