Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God
Take the next step. From radical followers of Christ to radical communities of faith.
In Radical, David Platt’s plea for Christians to take back their faith from the American Dream resonated with readers everywhere, and the book quickly became a New York Times bestseller. Now in Radical Together, the author broadens his call, challenging us 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 to your community of faith in fresh, practical ways.
“I love Radical Together! Please read it. God is using David Platt to lead his church into much-needed reform.… I don’t know of a church leader that I trust more.” —Francis Chan, author of Crazy Love
“I have the privilege of knowing David Platt, and I assure you that his life and ministry commend what he has written here. Read this book. Like the right medicine, it may be more helpful than comfortable. In fact, my prayer is that it may be an explosion, shifting many churches from centering wrongly on ourselves to centering rightly on Christ and his agenda for us—and for his world.” —Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC
What Radical Was for Individuals, This Is for the Church
By John Gardner - April 19, 2011
I'm not sure there's a book I've anticipated more than this one in the last year... and it was well worth the wait! David Platt's first book, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, brought into focus the incompatibility of the Christian life with the American dream, and has had a huge impact on Christians -- particularly those in my generation. Many readers of that first book have begun to live lives of radical obedience to Christ, devoting themselves to prayer, reading God's Word, and spending their time and resources serving others at home and abroad. Many of these readers' stories are shared in this second book.
But one person being radical will not ultimately accomplish much. To see real change come in this world requires like-minded Christians to band together in local churches, with each person contributing their talents, resources, and energy to the cause of Christ as part of a... read more
David Platt calls us to get Radical Together
By Cole Phillips "Making the Connection" - June 25, 2011
I have been very interested in finding out what all the buzz surrounding David Platt's best-seller "Radical" is all about. After hearing him teach some unconventional ideas at the Catalyst Conference in Dallas this year, I approached his newest offering "Radical Together" with some skepticism.
However, I found many concepts to applaud in the book. After all, it's not enough to just get personally radical for Christ, we are called to follow Christ with others in the context of the local church. Each chapter is built around an apparent non sequitur or shocking statement in order to illicit a response from the reader. Noting the abundance of churches and resources in the US, he challenges us to give sacrificially to foreign missions. He calls us to think globally beyond our own borders. He asks how often do we settle for the good, instead of choosing God's best? Platt skillfully describes the tightrope walk of faith and works and adds to our understanding of the meaning of... read more
Radical Together: A Power-packed Little Book
By Nancy Mauger - January 6, 2012
Shortly after reading David Platt's book "Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream" earlier this year, I was given the opportunity to read and review Platt's follow up book, "Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God." Amplifying what he laid out in his first book, in "Radical Together," Platt goes even deeper in urging the Body of Christ to follow God's call "to lock arms with one another in single-minded, death-defying obedience to one objective: the declaration of his gospel for the demonstration of his glory to all nations" (p. xi). The author makes the claim that this kind of obedience is worth any cost in order to see people from every nation glorify God. He challenges us as a Body, asking us what we are willing to change in our churches in order to work toward this goal.
This little book is a fast read that is power-packed. Personally, while I enjoy... read more
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