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I just read the first chapter of new book by David Platt, and the first word that comes to mind is “uncomfortable.” In this chapter titled, Someone Worth Losing Everything For, Platt introduces the premise for his book that the American church is way off target when it comes to the gospel message that Jesus shares in Luke 9. Platt lays the foundation to challenge the very things we have come to know and expect in our own American lives. We are beyond rich. We are beyond comfortable. We are far from living the sacrificial lives that Jesus discussed and modeled in his public ministry and in his ultimate sacrifice on the cross.
Radical looks like an interesting read, and I will be interested to see how Platt addresses spreading the gospel message in America where people are constantly distracted by the pursuit of the American Dream.
You can also request a free copy of a companion pamphlet, The Radical Question, by going to www.WaterBrookMultnomah.com/RadicalQuestion
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