IS JESUS WORTH THIS TO YOU?
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.
This is a great book! I found myself nodding and and wanting to underline so many things. The first chapter is entitled "Someone Worth Losing Everything For". That says quite a bit, doesn't it? Do we really understand what the Bible means when it says to take up our cross and follow him or do we have an Americanized version that better fits our lifestyle?
Author David Platt poses some very good questions that should step on all our toes. If we read this book with the intent of being honest with ourselves, we will have to examine our lives and our walks with Christ in a different light.
I highly recommend this book. I think it could open a wonderful dialogue in the Christian community.
I challenge you to read this book. Read it and then radically follow Christ.
I also received the booklet The Radical Question by the same author. On the cover is the question, "What is Jesus Worth To You?" This booklet is filled with sotries from around the world of people who sacrifice everything for Christ. It is a great schnipet of the book, but I would recommend getting the main book and reading it several times.
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
Now, I have a copy of Radical to give away. If you would like a copy of this challenging book, leave a comment and I will draw a name Wednesday the 12th.