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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13,883 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Platt Narrator: David Platt Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN:
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It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily...BUT WHO DO YOU KNOW WHO LIVES LIKE THAT? DO YOU?

In Radical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple--then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a successful suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus. Finally, he urges you to join in The Radical Experiment: a one-year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came to bring.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Molicki | 2/20/2014

    " I absolutely LOVED this book! It says well what I've been struggling to communicate for years to those I pastor. Our vision of the normal Christian life is warped. I pray that by God's grace, Radical will become the new normal. Alice and I have already made plans to change our family's pattern based on the challenges Platt lays down. Can't wait to see how Jesus reveals His grace more full and free as we pursue making "radical" into "normal!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn Cherry | 2/14/2014

    " Best book I read in 2010!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelyn Vaughan | 1/25/2014

    " I'm mostly raring this so highly for the incredible sermon series that birthed the book. It was so pivotal for me that it's hard to separate the book from the sermons. The sermons are much more thorough, so if this book interests you I would highly recommend listening to Platt's Radical series online. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 1/19/2014

    " This is a difficult book for the average American Christian to read. Not because the language used is hard to understand, or because it ventures into pie-in-the-sky uber-spiritual waters, but because it is so crystal clear. Expect to get your toes stepped on. American Christians have been blinded by the pursuit of wealth and comfort, and have all but forgotten the Great Commandment and the Great Commission are the crux of what being a Christian is all about--this is the essential point of the book. The author points out the blind spot of an American church that stockpiles money and things while a huge chunk of the world starves. I was thoroughly convicted about my current lifestyle while reading this book. I haven't read any other reviews of this book, but I suppose some could criticize it as being legalistic. I don't know, but in a nation where all I seem to read from Christian authors or hear from the pulpit is a watered-down version of the Gospel that doesn't require any real sacrifice, I found this book honest and refreshing. I especially appreciated the "Radical Challenge" at the end of the book that helps individuals take practical steps toward making significant changes in their lives toward serving God, rather than pursuing the American dream. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonimarie Whiting | 1/19/2014

    " Great BOok a must read!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Durso | 1/10/2014

    " This book has a strong Gospel message throughout. The best part of this book for me was all of the internal questions I started asking as I read through each chapter. I enjoyed (and struggled at times) with his stories and strong biblical message. I would recommend this book to anyone that is looking to deepen their relationship and commitments with Christ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee Andrews | 1/7/2014

    " This book changed my life. Everyone should read it, spend time in it, learn from it. My husband and I used Radical as our study devotional for a month, delving into the chapters and discussing how we could apply the principles to our lives. Now we're excited about getting started! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 11/28/2013

    " WARNING: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE CHALLENGED IN YOUR FAITH AND THE WAY YOU VIEW MISSIONS AND REACHING THE WORLD. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 11/17/2013

    " This is an inspiring read that does well to challenge the comfortable, complacent Christians we have become in America today. I love Platt's heart and his insights on scripture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah R | 11/6/2013

    " This was such a good read. It convicted me where I was not as fervent as I needed to be in my Christian faith. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth Turnage | 9/6/2013

    " We did this with the high school senior class at Sunday school. It was provocative but after the first few chapters felt like the same content repeated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tommy | 4/3/2013

    " While Platt had lots of good stuff to say, I imagine that the only folks to find these ideas to be "radical" would be those in a Southern, white, mega-church. For those in urban or multi-cultural contexts, a book like this might be titled *Normal.* "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donita | 3/31/2013

    " Excellent, thought-provoking with the potential to be life-changing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meaghan | 2/15/2013

    " Love, Love, Love this book! One of the best eye opening books I have read! God is good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teeni | 12/21/2012

    " A lot to think about, a lot to do. What if??? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 8/2/2012

    " Everyone needs this book and then needs to read it then just do it. Sound easy?? It's not it makes you look dee in your life belief and priorities I recommend taking the class also "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Dubois | 7/6/2012

    " Fantastic book. Every professing Christians should read this challenging and convicting book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielle Carolina | 5/17/2012

    " It's awesome and I hope I have enough courage to follow through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy McIlhaney | 2/3/2012

    " Great perspective! Taking a good look at how others are dealing with daily and life/death struggles. How we can make an impact in their lives, well being and faith journey...their faith and our own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 12/23/2011

    " Excellent book. A must read for every Christian. Challenges our views on what is church among other things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Cunningham | 12/14/2011

    " Most definitely a moving book. I would recommend being ready to be moved when reading this book or your mindset will interfere with its message. The conviction is there, and it's a difficult read when you've felt established in your habits...but good nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Ruddell | 7/1/2011

    " Good appeal to consider the Gospel as an alternative to the consumerist and self-centered view that is the American Dream. I don't agree with all the theological points he makes, but I've read worse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 6/21/2011

    " Please take time to read this book! It was so convicting to me and I hope I can become a more radical Christian because of it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 6/9/2011

    " Excellent book, but wouldn't take everything literally. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meaghan | 6/5/2011

    " Love, Love, Love this book! One of the best eye opening books I have read! God is good! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ethan | 6/3/2011

    " I appreciate what he's trying to do, but his fundamentalism taints everything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 5/30/2011

    " i'm going to give this five stars b.c. i would recommend it as a read worth considering....However i'm not sure how i feel about all that it teaches. I think it will take sometime to work out "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moyra | 5/28/2011

    " caused me to think and do in important ways "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jody | 5/27/2011

    " This is a toughie. I was reading 'The Poisonwood Bible' at the same time. Radical says 'go and preach the gospel', Poisonwood says 'the missionaries bring their religion and their diseases'. Weird pairing - my head is still spinning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 5/23/2011

    " Extremely thought provoking! Very convicting too...but in a good way! "

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About the Author
Author David Platt

David Platt is pastor of the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, and author of the New York Times bestseller Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. A well-known Bible expositor, Platt holds three advanced degrees, including a PhD from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife live in Birmingham with their children.