About Radical: Introductory booklets make it easy to share the core message of David Platt's Radical and Radical Together with friends and family, members of your church or with youth group members, small group participants, and Bible study companions.
“Do you believe that Jesus is worth abandoning everything for? Do you believe him enough to obey him and to follow him wherever he leads, even when the crowds in our culture -maybe even our churches- turn the other way?”
In Radical, David Platt invites you to encounter what Jesus actually said about being his disciple, and then obey what you have heard. He challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated a God-centered gospel to fit our human-centered preferences. With passionate storytelling and convicting biblical analysis, Platt calls into question a host of comfortable notions that are common among Christ’s followers today. Then he proposes a radical response: live the gospel in ways that are true, filled with promise, and ultimately world changing[Read More]
Take the next step. From radical followers of Christ to radical communities of faith.
In Radical, David Platt’s plea for Christians to take back their faith from the American Dream resonated with readers everywhere, and the book quickly became a New York Times bestseller. Now in Radical Together, the author broadens his call, challenging us to unite around a gospel-centered vision.
How, he asks, might such a vision reshape our priorities as the body of Christ? How might well-intentioned Christians actually prevent God’s people from accomplishing God’s purpose? And, how can we best unleash the people of God in the church to carry out the purpose of God in the world?[Read More]
COMMENTARY & INTERVIEWS
ON RADICAL BY DAVID PLATT-
Internet Monk / Commentary http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/the-radical-approach-missio-dei-or-wretched-urgency
New York Times, David Brooks op-ed "The Gospel of Wealth" http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/opinion/07brooks.html
Preaching.com / Interview Preaching Magazine editor, Michael Duduit interviews David Platt. View all 5-parts of the conversation here.
Part 1: A Conversation with David Platt
Part 2: A Conversation with David Platt: On the Global Nature of God
Part 3: A Conversation with David Platt: On the Radical Experiment
Part 4: A Conversation with David Platt: On 'Secret Church'
Part 5: A Conversation with David Platt: On Preaching and Learning
Preaching.com / Podcast http://www.preaching.com/resources/podcasts/11631909/
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly :: October 15, 2010 Pastor David Platt on the Gospel of Wealth http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/october-15-2010/pastor-david-platt-on-the-gospel-of-wealth/7272/
Together for the Gospel Review Commentary by Kevin DeYoung with Response from David Platt http://tgcreviews.com/reviews/radical-taking-back-your-faith-from-the-american-dream/
"Just finished David Platt’s book Radical. Wow." http://missionalthoughts.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/radical-taking-back-your-faith-from-the-american-dream/
"Some books are pretty proud about pointing out how the American church has got it all wrong. Other books are able to point out problems in a way that is both challenging and humble. David Platt’s Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream is a book like this." http://contemplativelife.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/book-review-radical-by-david-platt/
"If you are about ready to go on a quest for that deeper meaning, then pause long enough to read the new book Radical, by David Platt. But be forewarned: it will mess with your mind and maybe even your life." http://coffeeshopjournal.com/2010/05/12/book-review-radical-by-david-platt/
"Right up front, let me say this: I was rocked by David Platt’s new book Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream more than any other book I’ve read in recent years." http://www.thechristianmanifesto.com/index.php/2010/06/10/book-review-radical-david-platt/
"Recommended. A clarion call to live radically for Jesus Christ. But if you read it, will you?" http://www.discerningreader.com/book-reviews/radical
"Have you ever read a book that rocked your world? One you were sure was not just going to give you cause to ponder and reflect, but would turn your world upside down and cause you to examine everything about your life and your thinking? I am not sure any book I have ever read has packed as much of a powerful one-two punch as the first chapter of David Platt’s book, Radical." http://pathfromtheheadtotheheart.wordpress.com/2010/05/01/ouch-my-toes/
"Wow. I’ve only read one chapter of this book but clenching my fists and breathing warm air through them is all I can do to keep myself from falling to the ground because of the overbearing burden of conviction. I needed this chapter as a reminder of what I used to believe and live out but have succumbed to the comforts of life. http://mahbad.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/sneak-peak-radical-by-david-platt/
"I want to recommend this book to you; especially if something about your walk has been gnawing at you. This might be just the thing to shine a light on a few 'blind spots' in your Christian life. Be careful though….once they are exposed, you are going to have to do something about them. At that point God takes you and does something radical with your life." http://thereisnogray.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/radical-taking-back-your-faith-from-the-american-dream-a-review/
"While replete with constructive (and truthful) criticisms of American Christians, this is no pessimistic, church-bashing book… we already have plenty of those in our bookstores! Instead, it is a refreshingly optimistic portrayal of what God intends to accomplish in and through the lives of each and every believer, and how the work of the Church is the method through which He has chosen to spread the work and message of redemption to the world." http://honeyandlocusts.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/book-review-radical/