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Challenge the Status Quo

The Radical Question offers a compelling introduction to Radical’s challenge to the contemporary church. In this concise message, Platt asks, "What is Jesus worth to you?" Then he explores what a commitment to Jesus would actually look like in action.

The Radical Idea extracts key passages in Radical Together, the follow up to Radical, to show reade
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ebook, 128 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Multnomah Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Angela
The Radical Question and The Radical Idea are two mini books in one. Platt asks the question, “What is Jesus worth to you?” He discusses the perverted version of Christianity that Americans have made for themselves. In America, we say a prayer, invite Jesus into our hearts, sign a card, walk an aisle, and then sit comfortably in the pews drinking coffee each Sunday. But the Bible says that Jesus is worthy of total allegiance and immediate obedience. Jesus requires us to follow him even if it mea ...more
Alexis Neal
Two books in one. Or rather, two pamphlets in one, since each 'book' is only about 50 pages long, and with dimensions of approximately 4" by 6", we're not talking big pages.

In the first 'book', The Radical Question, Platt asks his readers 'What is Jesus worth to you?' He looks at some of the hard teachings of Christ--Luke 9:57-62; John 6:53; Luke 14:26-27, 33; Luke 18:22--and uses them to illustrate how the modern Christian's devotion to Christ is, essentially, weak sauce. In contrast, he descri
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Gabrielle W.
Two books in one. Well, actually I fell like it's more like two pamphlets in one, since each 'book' is only about 50 pages long, and with the book being approximately 4"x6", we're not talking big pages. I sat and read both "books" in less than 30 minutes.

The first 'book', The Radical Question, is about what Jesus is worth to you...I feel like it read more like a summery (since it's a follow-up to Pratts book, Radical)....Though Pratt brings up very valid points,
"This is where we come face to fa
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Virginia
In Asian countries believers in Jesus Christ face hardship every day. Every day they are faced with the potential loss of home, family, freedom and their very life. And yet they still continue to meet together with their fellow believers to worship. They travel, often on foot and in the middle of the night, many miles just to meet with others. They spend their time not praying for a release from the relentless persecution they face, rather they spend their time worshiping, truly worshiping Jesus ...more
Harold Cameron
“Challenge the Status Quo

The Radical Question offers a compelling introduction to Radical’s challenge to the contemporary church. In this concise message, Platt asks, "What is Jesus worth to you?" Then he explores what a commitment to Jesus would actually look like in action.

The Radical Idea extracts key passages in Radical Together, the follow up to Radical, to show readers that church is not built on places, performances, programs, or professionals, but on people. Platt argues that those of
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Jimmy Reagan
We have here a followup to the widely read volume “Radical” by David Platt. That book, I have learned, is changing the way some look at church. This book, apparently, expands on the earlier book. I have not read yet that earlier book, but some who have criticize this volume as being just a condensation of the earlier book and not worth the extra expense. I’ll leave that choice with you as I just consider this volume.

The core of the “Radical” question in the first half of the book is: Is Jesus wo
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Jennifer Short
The Radical Question and A Radical Idea is two books in one. That is if you consider a sermon a book, it qualifies as two books in one. However, don't let the size fool you. It has more depth and substance of books ten times its size! The first part, The Radical Question is a sermon. To those who have read anything he has written before, he seems like Super-Christian, but in this section he tells of a sermon he preached which fell short of what he hoped and he was never invited to speak at that ...more
Joel Jackson
David Platt provides an accessible follow up to "Radical" in the small volume entitled, "The Radical Question/A Radical Idea." In these two homilies that compose this brief book Platt first challenges Christians to ask what it means to truly follow after God. He concludes by declaring that the true disciple of Christ will live a generous lifestyle committed to loving Christ as He first loved us. This love will flow into our relationships with others. He shows particular concerns for people comin ...more
Elizabeth
I get books for free from agreeing to review them on my wonderful blog from Multnomah’s Blogging For Books.) I chose to get David’s Platt’s The Radical Question & A Radical Idea because my husband and I have read Radical and Radical Together and really enjoyed them. They challenged us, made us think, and cause us to evaluate the way we live our lives as followers of Christ and the way we do church. I thought I would be a good addition to get the new one in the series. Well, this is not new. ...more
Jeff Bobin
If you are looking for something quick and simple to read that will challenge you to think about church and disciple making in new ways you will love this book.

It is small and short but packs a lot of power in a few pages.

Challenging us to look at church with new eyes and put or resources in more effective places will get you thinking.
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Dr. David Platt, Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word. David's first love in ministry is disciple-making—the simple biblical model of multiplying the gospel by sharing the love of Christ, showing the life of Christ, and teaching the Word of Christ in all nations. He has traveled extensively to teach the Bible and church leaders throughout the United States ...more
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