Book Review: Radical

Radical (Platt)Author: David Platt.  Reviewed by Joseph Beattie

What is Jesus worth to you? It’s easy for 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?

The title David gives to his book aptly describes not only what is in his book, but more importantly how Christians are to truly live that out in their daily walk with Jesus. Brutally honest, with real life examples from around the world, Radical typifies a life that not only challenges the contemporary western-type of Christianity, but also describes the cost of radical small group studyliving in such a way, a way that is biblically based on Jesus example and ministry.

The way of living Christianity today is probed radically – that one can feel either ashamed to be a western Christian, or encouraged to live it just that little bit more Christ-like, which to the western Christian would be radical. David ends his book by outlining pragmatic steps one can take in living out the radical life in contemporary Christianity.

Book: R190.00 (paperback)      DVD:  R325.00      Workbook: R120.00

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