Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream by David Platt is one of the best books I have ever read. Easily top five.
Radical is the literary grandchild of John MacArthur’s 1988 surprise mega-seller The Gospel According to Jesus. MacArthur’s work fights the battle for the truth of the Lordship of Christ. The Gospel According to Jesus was the theological bombshell thrown into the playground of the theologians (both academicians and theologically-minded pastors). Platt’s offering declares the (pardon the use of the word) radical demands upon believers because of the Lordship of Christ.
This book comes at a great time in American history, as we face one of the more challenging economic eras in our history. American Christians should be willing to sit up and listen to Platt’s message because God seems to be forcing them to think about how much we don’t require all these toys and creature comforts we think we actually need.
I heard someone say that Radical should be read by everyone who attends a “Prosperity Gospel” church. I disagree because that statement is way too limiting. This book should be read by every American Christian!
Here is a brief video promoting the book: