You faith has been stolen by the American Dream according to David Platt and his book Radical. Walk with David as he discovers the lost face of Christianity as described by Jesus Christ and the early church. What he uncovers does not line up with the average evangelical church experience today. Wrestle with the ideas of discipleship, wealth, sacrifice and national identity as Platt exposes the assumptions of popular church culture. Turning the church upside down has never been so sensible. Platt offers words of correction logically and lovingly. This is not a book that rails against the church but, instead, aims to challenge and correct. Each point that Platt makes is part of a personal experience. This educated author speaks from the front lines of ministry and not the ivory towers of academia. He is living Radical as he writes it. The personal and pastoral tone is carried throughout the book and always come across as sincere and natural.
I loved reading through the pages of Radical. Platt frames each discussion of American culture and the church honestly. I never felt slammed or dismissed for being a part of church culture. Instead I felt called to respond to his call for radical living. His arguments are based in scripture and provocative in their ability to clearly state the call of Christ. If you are itching for something more out of your faith then I challenge you to take a look at Radical by David Platt.
I received this book free of charge from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for the purpose of this review as a part of the Blogging for Books program.