Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt is a life changing, eye opening read about what the Bible says about discipleship and the need to care, not just give, for the poor. This book shines the spotlight on these areas of our lives using scripture. It is all too easy to sit back and say that God has not called me to go or to give up everything for Christ's sake but do we really seek God's will in these areas? Many have bought into a comfortable Christian message that conforms to our desires, our focus on achieving the American dream with our time and talents rather than pursuing to become more like Jesus. I think anyone who reads this book will be changed and have a new perspective on the contrast of simply living out the comfortable American Dream Christianity versus following what God's will is for our lives. Read this book, meditate on the scriptures that it's based on, apply it and see how God changes you. At the end of this book is a section called 'My Radical Experiment' that will help you apply what the Bible teaches about discipleship and helping others in practical, tangible, transforming ways.

I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah blogger review program for the purpose of this review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and I was not required to provide a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great book. While some people are frantically searching to find 'God's perfect will', it's already been revealed: 'to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God', to 'care for the orphan and the widow', and to 'love your neighbor as yourself'.