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About The Radical Question and A Radical Idea

Challenge the Status Quo                    
 
The Radical Question offers a compelling introduction to Radical’s challenge to the contemporary church. In this concise message, Platt asks, "What is Jesus worth to you?" Then he explores what a commitment to Jesus would actually look like in action.
 
The Radical Idea extracts key passages in Radical Together, the follow up to Radical, to show readers that church is not built on places, performances, programs, or professionals, but on people. Platt argues that those of us in the pews are meant to be active and intentional in spreading the good news of the gospel because when ordinary believers mobilize in everyday ministry, communities and church families change dramatically.
 
"The goal of the church is never for one person to be equipped and empowered to lead as many people as possible to Christ. The goal is always for all of God's people to be equipped and empowered to lead as many people as possible to Christ."
--David Platt

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

128 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Oct 2, 2012

Trim Size: 4-1/2 x 6-1/4

Carton Quantity: 12

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Challenge the Status Quo

Click here to download chapter one of The Radical Question and A Radical Idea two-in-one book.

The Radical Question offers a compelling introduction to Radical’s challenge to the contemporary church. In this concise message, Platt asks, "What is Jesus worth to you?" Then he explores what a commitment to Jesus would actually look like in action. The Radical Idea extracts key passages in Radical Together, the follow up to Radical, to show readers that church is not built on places, performances, programs, or professionals, but on people.

Click here to download chapter one of The Radical Question and A Radical Idea two-in-one book.

By Rebecca Hubbard

JESUS! We say we love Him. We put His name on bumper stickers and license plates. But what if we are called to do more? What if going to church on Sundays and living a moral life isn't all God's asks of His followers.In his book The Radical Question, Platt asks if it could be possible that God wants much much more then what the typical American believer is willing to give Him.I have always enjoyed reading biographies of christians and books...

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By Anne Cardle

Are you looking for the perfect graduation gift book?  This little book (which contains two essays) will encourage the graduate to think deeply, think differently, think with kingdom thoughts taking the dominant position in your mind. In less than 100 small pages, you actually receive two books.In the first part, David Platt has provided the basis of his worldview.  He asks the basic question,  "What is Jesus worth to you?"  Suggesting that...

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By Angela Witt

The Radical Question and The Radical Idea are two mini books in one. Platt asks the question, "What is Jesus worth to you?" He discusses the perverted version of Christianity that Americans have made for themselves. In America, we say a prayer, invite Jesus into our hearts, sign a card, walk an aisle, and then sit comfortably in the pews drinking coffee each Sunday. But the Bible says that Jesus is worthy of total allegiance and immediate...

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By Dennis Lawson Sr, PhD

David pulls no punches in his book "The Radical Question/A Radical Idea" as he boldly takes a close look at the way the American Christian church's spend their money and decide what is important and who is important.. Is it the right message to the wold for churches to worship in multi-million dollar church buildings while other Christians in third world countries can barely buy food or do not even have clean drinking water? This is one...

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By casey green

David Platt's book The Radical Question/A Radical Idea is a no-holds barred look at the state of the American Christian church. Is it right for churches to worship in multi-million dollar church buildings while other Christians in third world countries can barely put food on the table or lack clean drinking water? This is an example of a challenging dilemma that Platt poses in this book. This book asks Christians everywhere if they are...

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