In lieu of my normal Teaser Tuesday, I’m so, so excited to tell you about a new book, just out today, called Radical. Written by David Platt, pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, has written a book that is both the most challenging/life-altering and the most encouraging book other than the Bible that I’ve ever read.
I was reading this book at the same time as several friends of mine, and we couldn’t stop talking about every chapter as we worked our way through the realization of how easy it is to hijack worshipping Christ and replace it with a faith built on the American Dream. God wants us all to accumulate stuff and be successful, right?
Not so fast.
According to David, our role on earth is to proclaim the glory of God, to share the good news of His grace and gospel. Our role is not to choose which parts of scripture we want to follow. Ignoring the parts of the Bible that tell us to care for the poor and widows and orphans isn’t an option. When we serve them we’re serving our God.
You’ll be blown away by this book. I’m certain of it. Just ask my parents and friends who keep saying “David Platt is ruining my life!” Or ask the families (like David and his wife) who have sold their homes or given away all their things to bless others with the Good News. This message will ruin you. In the best possible way.
Please find this book at your library or local bookstore. Or check out www.waterbrookmultnomah.com to see about contests to win copies. This is one you can’t miss.