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About A Radical Idea

What if building the right church depends on using all the wrong people?

Imagine. Churches not built on the greatest talent, the finest facilities, or the most exceptional programs. Instead, churches that come together to unleash every single person to impact the world with the Spirit of God for the glory of God.

It’s a radical idea.

10-Pack - Perfect for small groups or church-wide campaigns

About David Platt

DR. 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.

Product Details

64 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Dec 13, 2011

Trim Size: 4 x 6

Carton Quantity: 20

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What if building the right church depends on using all the wrong people?

Click here to download the first chapter of A Radical Idea now.

 Imagine. Churches not built on the greatest talent, the finest facilities, or the most exceptional programs. Instead, churches that come together to unleash every single person to impact the world with the Spirit of God for the glory of God. It’s a radical idea.

Click here to download the first chapter of A Radical Idea now.

By Brian Williams

This was a great book ! I really enjoyed it

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By Robert Kinney

For thousands of years, church has basically been the same. Are we reaching people the way that we're doing it? It's time to get some "Radical Ideas." Pastor David Platt poses the question: "How can we in the church best unleash the people of God in the Spirit of God with the Word of God for the glory of God in the World?" This is a question we really need to think about, in my opinion. Pastor Platt has awoken the church to rethink...

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By Martin Justice

David Platt published A Radical Idea as a small group resource, or as an introduction to his other books in the Radical series. Regardless of your previous opinions about Platt, be warned that this book is a) small, b) nothing radically new. This book is a gateway to his other books. I greatly appreciated this smaller booklet as a resource for my small group. I was glad to spend a couple of weeks on it, and it provided much good...

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By Brandon Hutchinson

I received a copy of A Radical Idea from Waterbrook Multnomah Publisher for review. This book is also by David Platt and in my opinion serves as a great appetizer to the other Radical books. In only a few pages, Platt inspires you to be the person God created you and saved you to be. Much of this book seems to be sections of both Radical and Radical Together arranged with some new content to wet your appetite for the other books. I have...

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By Craig Portwood

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...

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