Sunday, July 22, 2012

Radical Review

I recently read, "A Radical Idea" by David Platt after having read his books, "Radical" and "Radical Together." All three of them resonate with the same principle that Christians are called to live in a powerfully influential way that is outside of our normal definition of church. It is only when we commit to empowering each follower of Christ to live as a missionary outside of the church walls that we see true Biblical growth take place.

This particular book is a primer of sorts to engage people in the idea of what it means to be a radical follower and church. It is a simple, yet powerful call to resist settling for gathering in church buildings as the penultimate act of worship. It serves as a great launching pad for discussing a biblically radical life and hopefully stimulates the church to take action in new ways. This book could certainly be used as a way to stir up people's thoughts and emotions about radical service and lead them to read his other books for more practical challenges and applications.

I recommend it as a discussion facilitator, but would encourage people to read his other works for more in-depth rationale and discussion.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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