Monday, December 27, 2010

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

Multnomah Publishers, Inc / 2010 / Paperback

Publisher's Description


It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily...


In Radical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple--then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a "successful" suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus.

Finally, he urges you to join in The Radical Experiment --a one-year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came to bring.
My Review:
I found the book, “Radical” to be both inspiring and challenging. I had heard others mention the book and was wondering what the big deal is with this book. I had heard before, from friends that traveled and ministered in other countries that people in these countries viewed “us” Americans of having our own version of Christianity.
This book will make you think and challenge your own views of your personal faith. The book, “Radical” will make you asks the question,” Is this belief based on the bible or on an Americanized view of what the bible says.” We have seen how so many ministries today in the United States are so focused on money and desire things like the big houses, planes and building the biggest fancy church building they can, all of which has turn off the unbelievers. We need to consider what a true bible based Christian ministry really should be.
I would recommend this book for all Christians.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for 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 225: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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