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Radical by David Platt
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Apr 02, 2012

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bookshelves: theology-church-discipleship
Read from March 12 to 26, 2012

So far this is pretty good (on page 102). Platt reminds us that Christianity is not about "your best life now" but about taking the gospel to the world for the glory of God.

Done now...this is a very important call to obedience to an all too comfortable, self-centered and culturally infatuated/saturated church. The book isn't a work of literary art, nor are its arguements as nuanced as they could be, but it is plain and straight forward, like a good sermon, which is, after all, perhaps the best form for a book of this purpose. As I read, I kept thinking about how far we have fallen when a pastor can title his book "Radical" and then fill its covers with a call to normal, basic discipleship to Christ.

3.5 stars for most of the content, 4.5 stars for boldly calling a wayward, complacent church to follow Christ.

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