Format: Trade Paperback
Religion - Christian Life
Radical Together is not a book for the faint of heart. If you are content to do church as usual, this book is definitely not for you. David Platt knocks one out of the park with this book! I found myself challenged throughout this book with the hands on, get your hands dirty Christianity demonstrated throughout its pages.
A couple of the concepts mentioned by Platt include letting go of the good things to do the best things. According to Platt, anything commanded in the word of God has to be included in our best list. Anything not mentioned in the Bible that doesn't contradict any biblical principles belongs in our good list. Too many of us are filling up our time with 'good' things when church leadership should be constantly asking wether we are filling up our schedule with good things and not the best things,
The second concept I appreciated was Platt's focus on unreached people groups. He mentions that there are over 6,000 people groups in the world. An unreached people group is defined as less than 2% of the population is evangelical Christian. In the book he outlines the steps his church has taken to do their part to reach the world for Christ. He points to Matthew 24:14 as his motivation since Jesus himself promised that when all people groups are reached for the gospel, Christ will come back.
Overall, I highly recommend this book. It will challenge you to step up your commitment to God. It will challenge your church leadership to stop being inwardly focused and become strongly community and missions focused. The six small group lessons at the back of the book will also help you lead your church leadership through some serious heart searching. As a pastor myself, I will definitely be using this book with my two churches...
I received a free Digital copy of this book from Multnomah books in return for this review.
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