Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Crown Religion/Business/Forum, May 4, 2010 - Religion - 240 pages
1038 Reviews

It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily...


In Radical, David Platt challenges†you to consider with an open heart how we have†manipulated the†gospel to fit our cultural†preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple--then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a "successful" suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus.

Finally, he urges you to join in The Radical Experiment -- a one-year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a†world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came to bring.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Great book and easy to read through. - Goodreads
It was not easy to read, and not a lot of fun. - Goodreads
Eye opening, very sound Biblical advice. - Goodreads
I love David's style of writing. - Christianbook.com
I love Platt's heart and his insights on scripture. - Goodreads
I liked his radical thinking and writing. - Goodreads

Review: Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

User Review  - saved by grace - Christianbook.com

david is dedicated to serving the church by making disciples of all nations Read full review

Review: Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

User Review  - Brett Tucker - Goodreads

Made me rethink my entire view on living my life. Read full review

All 9 reviews »

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

DR. DAVID PLATT, President of the International Mission Board, is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word. Davidís first love in ministry is making disciples, sharing, showing, and teaching Godís 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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bibliographic information