Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God
Apr 19, 2011 | 176 Pages
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About Radical Together
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?
Writing to everyone who desires to make an impact for God’s glory—whether you are an involved member, a leader, or a pastor—Dr. Platt shares six foundational ideas that fuel radical obedience among Christians in the church. With compelling Bible teaching and inspiring stories from around the world, he will help you apply the revolutionary claims and commands of Christ to your community of faith in fresh, practical ways.
Response to Radical and Radical Together
“I love this book! Please read it. God is using David Platt to lead His church into much-needed reform. Radical Together is filled with tremendous insight from a man who loves Christ’s church. I don’t know of a church leader that I trust more.”
-Francis Chan, best-selling author of Crazy Love
“I have the privilege of knowing David Platt, and I assure you that his life and ministry commend what he has written here. Read Radical Together. Like the right medicine, it may be more helpful than comfortable. In fact, my prayer is that it may be an explosion, shifting many churches from centering wrongly on ourselves to centering rightly on Christ and his agenda for us—and for his world.”
-Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington D.C.
“Radical caused many Christians to be shaken and to reevaluate their lives. Radical Together will do the same for our churches. Radical Together is such a clarion call for churches across the world to follow the clear teachings of the Word that I began to pray that this book would indeed move thousands of churches to become more biblically radical. Many churches and Christians will never be the same again after reading this book and following its biblical precepts.”
-Thom Rainer, President and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources, and coauthor of The Millenials and Simple Church
“David Platt challenges Christians to wake up, trade in false values rooted in the American dream, and embrace the notion that each of us is blessed by God for a global purpose—to make Christ’s glory known to all nations! Radical is a must-read for every believer!”
-Wess Stafford, President and CEO, Compassion International
“Platt’s arguments…emerge at a post-excess moment, when attitudes toward material life are up for grabs. His book has struck a chord.”
-David Brooks, The New York Times
“Platt challenges affluent Christians to rethink devoting vast resources to providing entertaining experiences and lattes for seekers. His call for faithful allocation of resources and an empowered laity will resonate across the Christian spectrum.”
“What's significant about Platt's perspective is that it is coming from a solidly conservative voice in the evangelical mainstream.”
-Jonathan Merritt, The Huffington Post
“This book is a challenge for Christians to wake up, trade in their false ‘American dreams,’ and live a Christ-centered life.”
-Jay Peroni, CFP, Crosswalk.com
“[Platt is] biblical, straightforward, brutally honest, and writes a powerful narrative as he sets out to discover what Jesus really taught to first century followers.”
-Matthew Robbins, TheChristianManifesto.com
“Throughout the book, Platt exposes the indifference of American evangelicals. It was hard for me to put the book down, though I can't say that I enjoyed it. I was convicted. I was uncomfortable. But mostly I was (and am) challenged. Challenged to live a life that looks more like that of a true follower of Christ.”
-John Bird, DiscerningReader.com
About David PlattDR. DAVID PLATT, President of the International Mission Board, is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word. David’s first love in ministry is making disciples, sharing, showing, and teaching God’s Word in everyday life. He has traveled extensively to serve alongside church leaders throughout the United States and around the world.
A life-long learner, David has earned two undergraduate and three advanced degrees. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.) from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theology (Th.M) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously served at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics, Staff Evangelist at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans, and eight years as the Senior Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. David has written several books, Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me and most recently Counter Culture (to be released February 2015).
David founded Radical (Radical.net), a ministry devoted to serving churches and disseminating disciple-making resources toward the end that the gospel might be made known in all nations.
David and his wife Heather have four children, Caleb, Joshua, Mara Ruth, and Isaiah.
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Take the next step. From radical followers of Christ to radical communities of faith.
In Radical, David Platts plea for Christians to take back their faith from the American Dream resonated with readers everywhere and 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.
I have recently read Radical Together by David Platt. Everything David Platt writes is worth reading. As a follow up to his book Radical, he takes the reader to the next logical step. We are more effective when we work together. Being Radical followers of Jesus in Radical communities of faith is what is needed. The study questions in the back of the book are a great asset to help provide the conversation that is needed in each local church...
David Platt has hit another one WAY out of the ballpark. This book focuses on the problems within the Church today. Platt hopes, through his book, to unite the church with a gospel-centered vision. He has crafted this around six very short chapters - 1.Tyranny of the Good: The worst enemy of Christians is good things in the church2.The Gospel Misunderstood: The gospel that saves us from work save us to work3.God is saying something: The...
Radical Together, by David Platt, is another book that strives to inspire the Christian to "live" his faith as Jesus intended. It separates Christianity from American Culture by developing six principles that can propel Christians (and the Church) from mediocrity and apathy to an old strength that comes from community and application of Christian faith.As with any book of this type, not all Christians will feel inspired, not all...
I enjoyed Radical, even though I found its message to be less radical and more a simple call to live as Christians in today's society (which, I suppose, is radical in our world today). But Radical Together truly contains a radical message.It's radical to suggest that most Christians should actually go on international mission trips, rather than just give to them. It's radical to suggest that we eliminate ALL of the good programs in the church...
Radical together by David Platt. Just like many others I assumed that this book was just going to be a repeat of Radical with some minor differences, thankfully I can say that I was wrong. David is a great communicator and author helping his readers understand the concept of Radical living for Jesus in the context of community. Everyone wants to be part of a community, but to be in a "small group" isn't enough. We need to live in a community...