Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Radical Question & A Radical Idea, a Review



 
This review is long overdue.  I received David Platt’s The Radical Question and A Radical Idea back in November, right in the midst of my selling my house and various other things.  As such, the book disappeared from my mind.  Really a shame when you consider the importance of this little work.

Platt is best known for his challenging book Radical, a book which I’ve perused but never fully read.  The book is essentially a message to each and every person that calls themselves a Christian.  The message is simple to hear, but incredibly difficult to follow.  The message? 

Well that’s what The Radical Question* addresses.  How much is Jesus really worth?  Is he worth everything?  The Bible makes that a mandate, quite clearly, and Platt expounds on this for the 21st century Christian. There are practical examples established, though following those examples takes true commitment.

If you’ve never read any of Platt’s works (or listened to the man preach) then you’re missing out.  His heart is in his message, and the gospel of Jesus is nothing to shy away from.  The Radical Question and A Radical Idea is a great introduction to David Platt’s writing, but only should be read for the uninitiated into his catalog.  For those familiar you won’t find anything new here.  A quick little book definitely worth the message. 

FTC Thingy: Free book to me for review, even if late. No cookies still.  Sorry.  No coercion, either.

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*Note: The Radical Question is essentially the first chapter of Radical with some modifications, making it a succinct little message book that’s the perfect size for a gift (especially graduates).

1 comment:

Carl V. said...

I don't think I've read anything by him but it sounds like a good one, and a challenging one considering the time we are living in with all its distractions.