Radical is definitely a book that challenges the heart of modern American Christianity. While this is uncomfortable, it brings out truths that need to be recognized. As Americans, we often become so caught up in the American dream that we forget about the rest of the world that is out there. We forget how many people have no knowledge of the love of Jesus Christ because we are too busy figuring out how and when we will get that big screen television, new car, (insert expensive item) here. This book challenges believers to something different. It asserts that we so often claim we don’t know what God’s will for us is, and while that may be true to an extent, we often use it as a cop out excuse to avoid what we know he is calling us to. We are called to GO. Go and make disciples of ALL nations. Platt makes this incredibly clear and by the end of the book sets up a one year challenge for those who want to truly begin a lifestyle that is indeed radical.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review, however all opinions within the review are my own.