Book Review: Radical by David Platt

Where do I begin?  I received Radical – Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream and was excited to start reading it, but after about page 50, it was all the same.  The content was good and at time, it did challenge me to think differently about my Christianity, but nothing in this book was (unfortunately) earth shattering.

David Platt writes a lot about the challenges of American excess and how it has caused a blindness in our faith, made us numb to those around us and those half way across the country that have much less.  He’s right.

There are a lot of great nuggets of challenging material to cause the reader to want to take action.  Unfortunately, these nuggets are trumpeted by the author’s examples, where he prayed for days with people and held bible studies in some of the most dangerous parts of the world, but not told in a way that challenged me, but in a way that made me wonder why he couldn’t give examples less outrageous (or write a book just about his amazing missionary work).

This book was provided by Water Brook Multnomah in trade for a written review.

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