Thursday, May 6, 2010

Radical (GIVEAWAY & review)

What would Jesus do? In the 80s, this question became so common place that it almost didn’t mean anything. In Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, author David Platt takes this question to a whole new level. He examines the way the disciples followed Jesus two thousand years ago and how modern-day Christians in atheistic (or anti-Christian) countries follow Jesus today. What did/does it really cost those two groups of people to live fully for Jesus Christ? What did they have to give up? Then he describes what happened when a typical suburban church decided to do what Jesus would do. He closes by challenging readers to join The Radical Experiment and transform their lives.

What I appreciated most about this book is that the author didn’t just talk about what Jesus would do, he did it. Platt begins with his own search for answers and continues with how his church responded when he challenged them to live radically. He gets down to the nitty gritty by showing how opposite the typical American lifestyle is to the way the Bible calls Christians to live. He details specific steps for readers to take in a one-year period and guarantees that their lives will be changed if they follow The Radical Experiment.

Want to read the first chapter? Click here. You can request a free copy of the companion booklet, The Radical Question, by clicking here and check out the Radical book Web site here.

GIVEAWAY: Leave me a message in the comments telling me what Jesus is worth to you. I’ll choose a random winner on Saturday. Be sure to post your contact information and to check your spam folder.

Disclosure: Multnomah provided me with a free copy of this book to review. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”