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.
From the moment I read the blurb about this book, I knew I wanted to read it. No, I haven't had a chance to yet, but it is on top of my TBR stack. The topic resonates deep in my heart. I have long felt that the American church is so influenced by our culture that we miss living the life God had in mind for us. I'm blessed to be part of a church that is "others-focused" with a goal of raising up authentic disciples, so I'm thinking this book will be especially meaningful to me.
You can read an excerpt here.
This book was provided to me for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.