Thursday, November 3, 2011

Being Radical Together

After my husband read "Radical" by David Platt, he was excited to learn of his new book "Radical Together." Radical Together is a short read (approximately 150 pages including a section of small group questions at the end) that focuses on a gospel-centered vision within the church. Platt helps to challenge the church to be more engaging within the body of Christ and with the people God places around them with this question: ""How can we in the church best unleash the people of God in the Spirit of God with the Word of God for the glory of God in the world?" 

The 6 chapters are:
1. Tyranny of God - One of the worst enemies of Christians can be good things in the church
2. The Gospel Misunderstood - the gospel that saves us from works saves us to work
3. God is Saying Something - The Word that does not work
4. The Genius of Wrong - Building the right church depends on using all of the wrong people
5. Our Unmistakable Task - We are living - and longing - for the end of the world
6. The God Who Exalts God - We are selfless followers of a self-centered God. 

At the end of the book, there are small group discussions that would be perfect for Sunday Schools or Home Groups. 

My husband and I have really enjoyed reading David Platts books and look forward to reading "A Radical idea." If you would like to be challenged to grow in your relationship with Christ, I would recommend this reading to you. It is time for us as a church to stop focusing on what is "good" and focus on what is "best." 

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