Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Book Review: The Radical Question by David Platt

By David Platt

The radical question is “What is Jesus worth to you?”  David Platt has written two previous books that develop his idea of the church of today, Radical and Radical Together.  In observing the modern day church, it seems that “church” is all about flashy presentations, entertaining programs, and professional speakers.

Is this what is worthwhile to Jesus?  What about living to please Jesus and winning souls to Christ?  What are we willing to give up to accomplish this?   Two important ideas that Platt brings forth is that we were not created to advance self but to deny self.   The cost of discipleship is great but the cost of non-discipleship is greater”.  

Platt brings out the fact that “we need to stop living as though we need more possessions, greater positions, or greater pleasures in this world”.  Platt’s answer is “God has called us to lock arms with one another in single-minded, death-defying obedience to one objective: the declaration of His gospel for the demonstration of His glory to all nations”.
“Church leaders are intended by God not to plan events but to equip people”.  This includes all of God’s people—not just the “preacher”. 

 I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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