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Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of Godby David Platt
Synopses & Reviews
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
Challenges Christians to unite into communities of faith living in accord with the gospels in order to achieve God's purpose in the world for his greater glory.
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.
About the Author
David Platt is pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, and author of the New York Times best-seller Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. A well-known Bible expositor, David holds three advanced degrees, including a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Heather, live in Birmingham with their children.
Table of Contents
Tyranny of the good : one of the worst enemies of Christians can be good things in the church — The Gospel misunderstood : the gospel that saves us from work saves us to work — God is saying something : the Word does the work — The genius of wrong : building the right church depends on using all the wrong people — Our unmistakable task : we are living-- and longing-- for the end of the world — The god who exalts God : we are selfless followers of a self-centered God.
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