Like many people in the last year, I have read David Platt’s soul-searching book, Radical. Make no mistake, I was a David Platt fan before being a David Platt fan was cool. I got the privilege to hear him preach years before his name got real big. Back in the day, he loved Jesus and was committed to his mission.
Here’s a video preview of his book:
Pretty intense stuff. The book is even more intense. He unashamedly calls the American church to wake up from their pursuit of the American Dream and live out the gospel in their daily lives. Russell Moore’s endorsement is right on: “Sometimes people will commend a book by saying, ‘You won’t want to put it down.’ I can’t say that about this book. You’ll want to put it down, many times. If you’re like me, as you read David Platt’s Radical, you’ll find yourself uncomfortably targeted by the Holy Spirit. You’ll see just how acclimated you are to the American dream…”
My problem with the book is this: David Platt is living this out in the context of an existing Southern Baptist church.
And people are forgetting that.