Blogging for Books- “Radical Together” by David Platt

David Platt follows up his book Radical with Radical Together. Together is a short book (130 pages not counting the study guide) that basically is an expansion and continuation of the ideas presented in Radical. Together focuses in on the church as a whole. Platt basically uses the book to challenge the church to get back to work! The work that he describes is the work of getting out of the walls of your local church and into the community and world with the Gospel.

The book is filled with stories and examples of how God has used the principles found in the first book to dramatically impact the lives of people in the church Platt leads. Stories of mass adoptions, families selling houses and moving into the inner city, and people travelling to countries around the world to share the Gospel. He encourages churches to take long hard looks at budgets, buildings, and programs. He challenges Christians and churches to ask the question if the things they are spending money on really do much to advance the Gospel.

I actually read this book the day after reading Radical so I found much of the information to be pretty much the same as what was presented in the first book. That said, the book does present a different perspective in that it is focused less on the individual and more on the church as a whole. You should definitely read Radical first and then pick up Radical Together. Together they form a challenging pair of books that are practical, convicting, and will challenge you to do more for the Gospel.

Disclaimer- I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.


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