I've just finished reading Radical by David Platt -- and the best word I can use to describe is -- radical!
In this powerful bestseller, Platt argues for a new approach to living our faith, which flies in the face of American consumerism. This is truly a wake up call for the church.
Warning: I suggest putting on your steel toed shoes before reading this. You're bound to be convicted.
The author challenges us to think deeply about why we're doing what we're doing in the church, and to rely on God's power rather than slick programs and productions. e also urges us to give sacrifically as we think about others before ourselves.
Radical is an easy read -- but not so easy to live. However, I'm sure those who take Platt up on his radical experiment will find their lives transformed.
The Radical Experiment Platt Suggests:
Commit, for one year, to the following:
1) Pray for the entire world.
2) Read through the entire Bible.
3) Sacrifice your money for a specific purpose.
4) Spend time in another context.
5) Commit your life to a multiplying community.
Powerful stuff. Purchase Here.
(A complimentary copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher, Multnomah.)