David Platt has gone a step further in this latest book to challenge believers to become RADICAL in their relationship with Jesus. In "Radical Together: Unleashing The People Of God For The Purpose Of God", the church is given 6 areas to examine on how best to lead the body of Christ to fulfill the great commission of reaching out to every nation, tribe, and tongue so that all may hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. This book, however, is for anyone who longs to make an impact for God's glory. Filled with Biblical teaching, and supplemented with stories of the commitment of others to be radically sold out to proclaiming the gospel to the lost, this is a book that truly makes you reflect on your own priorities in your walk with Christ.
On a personal note, the book speaks to me on a topic that I am finding myself to be more troubled with in recent years. While the big churches and innovative programs we sponsor are marvelous, church is becoming more of an entertainment arena. While I certainly would not advocate getting rid of the fun and even see a need to continue many of the outreach programs many churches do, I want to see more follow-up and discipleship. In the book, I would like to see even more practical advice on what people in a wider socio-economic range can do. My advance copy did not have the discussion guide that will be included in the final book, though, so I may find my answers there. However, I highly recommend that everyone read this just as soon as it is available.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.