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Radical Together: Unleashing the Purpose of God for the People of God

Radical Together: Unleashing the Purpose of God for the People of God

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by David Platt

Language: English

SKU: 2045458

     
 

Publisher:Multnomah Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781601423726



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Description of Radical Together: Unleashing the Purpose of God for the People of God by David Platt

In his New York Times bestselling book Radical, David Platt delivered what can only be described as a desperately needed wake-up call when he urged Christians to take back their faith from the American Dream. Now he broadens his call with Radical Together, a challenge for believers everywhere to unite around a gospel-centered vision.

How, he asks, might such a vision reshape our priorities as the body of Christ? How might well-intentioned Christians actually prevent God’s people from accomplishing God’s purpose? And how can we best unleash the people of God in the church to carry out the purpose of God in the world?

Writing to everyone who desires to make an impact for God’s glory—whether you are an involved member, a leader, or a pastor—Dr. Platt shares six foundational ideas that fuel radical obedience among Christians in the church. With compelling Bible teaching and inspiring stories from around the world, he will help you apply the revolutionary claims and commands of Christ in fresh, practical ways to your community of faith.
Product: Radical Together: Unleashing the Purpose of God for the People of God
Author: David Platt
Binding Type: Paperback
Media Type: Book
Number of Pages: 196
Weight: 0.3 pounds
Length: 7.94 inches
Width: 5.22 inches
Height: 0.41 inches
Publisher: Multnomah Publishers
Publication Date: April 2011
Street Date: 4/19/2011
Radical Together: Unleashing the Purpose of God for the People of God
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5 StarsRadical Together by David Platt Book review..
I received a free reading copy of David Platt’s, Radical Together from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. This is the very first of Platt’s books that I’ve read, and I Loved it, I love how God works through Mr Platt, and it opened my eyes on things.. My favorite chapter was God is saying something. I even more so now that it’s possible to changes That Our father forgives us More then i even realized. For that reason'I would suggest this book. I would recommend this book to church leaders who are not reaching people, and who are ready to quit. Like I admit I was about to awhile back. I have a feeling that this will give them the motivation to try something radically different. “I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.
Published 27 months ago by Renee
4 StarsIs Your Church Wrapped in a Cocoon of Comfort?
In the follow-up to his bestselling book *Radical*, pastor and author David Platt expands and expounds upon the need of the church-at-large to seek more than just the “Christian spin on the American dream.” In *Radical Together*, Platt calls for churches to “sacrifice good things in the church in order to experience the great things of God.” In this quick though challenging read, Platt begins by asking questions that some church boards would be reticent to answer: - Is a particular program that is enjoyed by church members necessary for the spread of the gospel throughout the world? - Are we spending money on our ourselves or truly being generous with what we’ve been given? - What staff do we really need? - Are we wrapping our church in a cocoon of comfort, assuaging our missional laziness with mochas and colossal monuments to our own self-worth? Platt asserts that everything in the life of the church should be set on the table and openly discussed regarding its merit in light of the world’s need to hear the gospel. Much of *Radical Together* is an extension of *Radical*, but expanded to call the church toward radical living as a community of believers. As such, living intentionally as mission-minded is an overarching aspect of the book. Noting “out of more than eleven thousand people groups in the world, more than six thousand of them are still unreached,” Platt encourages churches to take mission trips, to take the gospel “to the ends of the earth.” The severe contrast between the first world and the third world is often not thoroughly grasped until someone has experienced it for themselves. Still, many are hesitant to take a mission trip for a variety of reasons that, in the end, seem self-serving. Platt presses, “Is it possible for church people to be so focused on personal comforts and so fearful of the potential cost that they virtually forget the purpose of God among all the peoples of the world?” While I found the first chapter to be the most engaging and challenging, Platt also covers how the gospel, though it frees us from work, is also what allows us to work. He then details how the word of God is always enough, how the right church may actually be filled with the wrong people, and how Christians should live and long for the end of the world. He closes with a look at our self-centeredness and how this plays out in our church lives. On the whole, the book asks the reader to prayerfully and honestly assess themselves and their church in light of Jesus’ great commission. ”We are to be selfless followers of a self-centered God. But the problem is that we often reverse this in the church.” Our egos and our fallen nature contribute to the easy, oft-unnoticed slide from faithful follower to comfortable Christian, one who’s more apt to stay wrapped in that cocoon of comfort than to travel halfway around the globe to talk to someone about the amazing grace of Jesus. Consumed by work, by family, or by church obligations (which can all be good things), we are lulled into believing that this is all God may have for us, yet Radical Together reminds us of what the Bible tells us is so: that there is work to do to spread the gospel to all people, and God accomplishes that work through those that are willing to sacrifice. Maybe we believe the challenge is too large, our church is too small, or our faith is too weak. Yet each of these false beliefs are preoccupied with us instead of with God, for whom nothing is impossible. Who would benefit most from reading *Radical Together*? - Church leaders that are unafraid of actually acting upon hard decisions - Church members that feel lifeless at church - Christians who desire to follow Christ no matter the cost In light of the challenges presented by Radical Together, may we echo Platt’s prayer for himself and make it our own: ”Lord, let me make a difference for you that is utterly disproportionate to who I am.” This review was based on a review copy provided by the publisher, Multnomah Books. *Radical Together* was released on April 19, 2011.
Published 29 months ago by FVmomentum (Blake Atwood)
5 StarsWow!
I loved Platt's first book Radical and his newest one builds on the radical theme with an emphasis on making things happen with God's purpose in mind. I came away with a lot of pearls and the one that stands out is the concept of not being satisfied with good but the pursuit of God's best.
Published 36 months ago by Ben Z
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