I just completed the second book by David Platt entitled “Radical Together.” I was eager to read this book because of how impactful “Radical” was. This book also challenges the reader to think hard about his or her faith, but is geared toward use in small group studies. In other words, it is an encouragement for groups of believers to engage the world together for Jesus Christ.
The book was good, challenging, and enlightening. Although I did not find it to be on par with his first book, it was a logical next step to move from personal application to church application. Were a church to apply the principles found in the pages of “Radical Together,” that church would need to make hard decisions about it’s programming and budgeting. But even small steps in this direction would enhance the local church’s abilities to reach their community and world with the transforming Gospel of Christ.
My suggestion is to read “Radical” first. Pray for God’s wisdom. Read it again. Share it with a few friends. When they have read it and have become excited about it, it is then time to pick up “Radical Together,” read it with the group, and use it for a small group study. In truth, that may be the best feature of the book – the study guide at the end.
FTC Disclaimer: “I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”