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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (769 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Platt Narrator: Ryan Gesell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9780307932945
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Take the next step. From radical followers of Christ to radical communities of faith. In Radical, David Platt’s plea for Christians to take back their faith from the American Dream resonated with readers everywhere, and the book quickly became a New York Timesbestseller. Now in Radical Together, the author broadens his call, challenging us to unite around a gospel-centered vision.  How, he asks, might such a vision reshape our priorities as the body of Christ? How might well-intentioned Christians actually prevent God’s people from accomplishing God’s purpose? And, how can we best unleash the people of God in the church to carry out the purpose of God in the world? Writing to everyone who desires to make an impact for God’s glory—whether you are an involved member, a leader, or a pastor—Dr. Platt shares six foundational ideas that fuel radical obedience among Christians in the church. With compelling Bible teaching and inspiring stories from around the world, he will help you apply the revolutionary claims and commands of Christ to your community of faith in fresh, practical ways.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Response to Radical and Radical Together

    “I love this book! Please read it. God is using David Platt to lead His church into much-needed reform. Radical Together is filled with tremendous insight from a man who loves Christ’s church. I don’t know of a church leader that I trust more. Francis Chan, best-selling author of Crazy Love

  • “I have the privilege of knowing David Platt, and I assure you that his life and ministry commend what he has written here. Read Radical Together. Like the right medicine, it may be more helpful than comfortable. In fact, my prayer is that it may be an explosion, shifting many churches from centering wrongly on ourselves to centering rightly on Christ and his agenda for us—and for his world. Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington D.C.
  • Radical caused many Christians to be shaken and to reevaluate their lives. Radical Together will do the same for our churches. Radical Together is such a clarion call for churches across the world to follow the clear teachings of the Word that I began to pray that this book would indeed move thousands of churches to become more biblically radical. Many churches and Christians will never be the same again after reading this book and following its biblical precepts. Thom Rainer, President and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources, and coauthor of The Millenials and Simple Church
  • “David Platt challenges Christians to wake up, trade in false values rooted in the American dream, and embrace the notion that each of us is blessed by God for a global purpose—to make Christ’s glory known to all nations! Radical is a must-read for every believer! Wess Stafford, President and CEO, Compassion International
  • “Platt’s arguments…emerge at a post-excess moment, when attitudes toward material life are up for grabs. His book has struck a chord. David Brooks, The New York Times
  • “Platt challenges affluent Christians to rethink devoting vast resources to providing entertaining experiences and lattes for seekers. His call for faithful allocation of resources and an empowered laity will resonate across the Christian spectrum. Publishers Weekly
     
    “What's significant about Platt's perspective is that it is coming from a solidly conservative voice in the evangelical mainstream.
  • “This book is a challenge for Christians to wake up, trade in their false ‘American dreams,’ and live a Christ-centered life. Jay Peroni, CFP, Crosswalk.com
  • “[Platt is] biblical, straightforward, brutally honest, and writes a powerful narrative as he sets out to discover what Jesus really taught to first century followers. Matthew Robbins, TheChristianManifesto.com
  • “Throughout the book, Platt exposes the indifference of American evangelicals. It was hard for me to put the book down, though I can't say that I enjoyed it. I was convicted. I was uncomfortable. But mostly I was (and am) challenged. Challenged to live a life that looks more like that of a true follower of Christ. John Bird, DiscerningReader.com

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 2/16/2014

    " Convicting follow-up to Radical. Very practical insight throughout with a valuable group study guide included at the end. This book has really got me thinking as I currently attend one of the video-pastor, program heavy, "entertaining" churches constructively criticized in this book. Lots to process and re-read. I know the author personally and deeply respect him as well as his genuine passion for global discipleship. This book is filled with wonderful insight and Godly direction. Check it out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Cain | 2/14/2014

    " Great book. I like the practical applications at the end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 2/1/2014

    " A fantastic and fitting follow-up to his earlier book, "Radical." While the original book focused on our individual mandate to reclaim our faith from the siren song of the American Dream, "Radical Together" enjoins the church in the challenge. Here Platt encourages the children of God, through the power of God, with the Word of God, to reach the world for God. A quick and fluid read, Platt has developed a conversational style of writing while sacrificing or pulling no punch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 1/31/2014

    " David Platt is always refreshing to me, even when he makes me uncomfy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Stogner | 1/31/2014

    " Just as great if not better than Radical. A loud wake up call. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/19/2014

    " From the author of Radical, David Platt undertakes a project of epic proportions. How a church family can be radical together and work to change the world one life at a time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moyra | 12/12/2013

    " This is the kind of faith i want to walk out ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry Roy | 11/9/2013

    " I think it functioned well as a sequel to his original, "Radical"', which I also thought was a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Minnick | 11/8/2013

    " So my 2nd favorite book ever has been supplanted by the combination of Radical and the"sequel". I finished this one in one sitting...it really is riveting and makes one think about their life and what they are doing with it from a Biblical standpoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 10/28/2013

    " A nice follow-up to Radical, in which Platt further seeks to engage that culture of the church-growth movement with the widespread implications of taking the Gospel seriously. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mara | 10/10/2013

    " Incredible thoughts on scripture and calling. Some ideas felt difficult to follow without having read his first book, which he references often. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 5/17/2012

    " Convicting, but spot on! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Huggiworld | 5/16/2012

    " A provoking challenge to think and be radical for the Kingdom of God. Amazing accounts of how individuals have made radical life changes to make a difference in the world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben Harris | 2/2/2012

    " "Inspiring" and convicting, but at the same time there are some serious theological flaws and generalities presented in this book. Read with caution. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 9/11/2011

    " This was a great addition to the first book, with an expansion and re-articulated focus of living the radical christian life together. "

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About the Author
Author David Platt

Dr. David Platt, President of the International Mission Board, is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word. David’s first love in ministry is making disciples, sharing, showing, and teaching God’s Word in everyday life. He has traveled extensively to serve alongside church leaders throughout the United States and around the world. 
A life-long learner, David has earned two undergraduate and three advanced degrees.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.) from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theology (Th.M) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He previously served at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics, Staff Evangelist at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans, and eight years as the Senior Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL.
David founded Radical (Radical.net), a ministry devoted to serving churches and disseminating disciple-making resources toward the end that the gospel might be made known in all nations.
David and his wife Heather have four children, Caleb, Joshua, Mara Ruth, and Isaiah.

About the Narrator

Ryan Gesell is a film, television, and voice actor, as well as an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. His film credits include Crossing Over and A Perfect Getaway, and his television appearances include The Shield, Prison Break, Seventh Heaven, Passions, Boy Meets World, and numerous others. He has also appeared in a number of commercials and public service announcements, as well as Internet shorts and webisodes.