Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

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Multnomah Books, 2010 - Religion - 230 pages
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WHAT IS JESUS WORTH TO YOU?"
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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...
BUT WHO DO YOU KNOW WHO LIVES LIKE THAT? DO YOU?
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.
  

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Great book and easy to read through. - Goodreads
It was not easy to read, and not a lot of fun. - Goodreads
The premise of this book is fantastic. - Goodreads
Eye opening, very sound Biblical advice. - Goodreads
I am writing up a pretty "preachy" little summery here. - Goodreads
I love Platt's heart and his insights on scripture. - Goodreads

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Many good points we can all use, and such interesting anecdotes about the ministries in the Sudan. Well worth reading! Read full review

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Contents

Someone Worth Losing Everything For
1
Too IIungiy for Words 23
43
The Great Why ofGod
61
The Multiplying Community
85
How Much Is Enough?
107
There Is No Plan B
141
Living When Dying Is Gain
161
The Radical Experiment
183
Acknowledgments
221
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

DAVID PLATT is the lead pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, a 4,000-member Southern Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama. Widely regarded as an exceptional expositor and motivator, David has taught around the world. He holds three advanced degrees, including a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. David and his wife, Heather, are the parents of Caleb and Joshua, and are adopting a third child from Nepal.

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