Monday, May 2, 2011
Book Review: Radical Together
Author: David Platt
Publisher: Multnomah Books
The overall message of this book is a clarion call to gather the local church around a gospel-centered vision. Platt challenges local churches to shape a vision and to develop priorities that center on Jesus Christ. Platt's singular goal in this book is to motivate churches to develop strategies that "unleash the people of God in the Spirit of God with the Word of God for the glory of God." His challenge is to identify and remove what may be a hindrance to the kingdom of God. Platt believes that each church may have some things that are done unintentionally or intentionally that keep a church from completing its God-given task.
I found this book to be a very riveting read. I could not put it down. This book is a very easy read and can be read in two or three settings. Platt writes with clarity and holds your attention very well. However, to receive the maximum benefit of this book I suggest that one should read it slow and savor the various truths and opportunities that are presented. This book was challenging and inspirational. It caused me to rethink how I want to shape the church that I desire to plant in the future. This book forces the reader to think through each issue that the church faces today and calls for deep thought on how to find greater ways to accomplish the great commission without attempting to "reinvent the wheel."
Platt backed his points with Scripture in an accurate and stimulating fashion. I would highly recommend this book to every Elder and church leader at the very least. Although every believer would benefit by this book.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Multnomah's book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
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