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Book Title: A Radical Idea: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God|
The author of the book: David Platt
ISBN 13: 9781610453936
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 362 KB
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Date of issue: December 13th 2011
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Radical. Do you remember when that used to be the word to use? I was so chest deep in this word that I can remember slowing it down and emphasizing each syllable. Rad-i-cal.
Cool wasn't cool enough and tubular was for wanna-be surfers. So if you wanted to express an idea as being worthy, radical was your word.
Now I don't know enough about David Platt to know if he feels the same way about radical, but he has used this idea in a series of books now. This one, A Radical Idea, is available as a 10-pack, for you and your 9 best friends. The subtitle explains more of Platt's focus; Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God.
At just over 50 pages, Platt doesn't waste anytime getting to the point. Writing from a pastor's perspective he wants to know one thing. "How can we in the church best unleash the people of God in the Spirit of God with the Word of God for the glory of God in the world?"
That's a great question.
Platt weaves in personal stories of tough decisions that his church made in order to ensure that they were making the most of all their opportunities in the community. He talks about not leaving ministry in the hands of the pastoral staff, but intentionally spreading the calling and the task of making disciples to all the people.
While Solomon's reminder that there is nothing new under the sun could be said about every book, I will say that this idea of pastors training others to do the discipling work is nothing new. Clearly, this was Jesus' plan when He started the Dozen on their tasks.
What makes this book appealing is its size. At 52 pages it can be read in one afternoon and still leave time for a nap. This would be a good read for church leaders as they talk and review purpose.
I received this 10-pack from from my good friends at Waterbrook Multnomah. They don't tell me what to say, but ask that I say something. In case you're wondering about those 9 other copies, I've got at least that many leaders at my church that I plan to share these with.
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Read information about the authorDr. David Platt, Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word. David's first love in ministry is disciple-making—the simple biblical model of multiplying the gospel by sharing the love of Christ, showing the life of Christ, and teaching the Word of Christ in all nations. He has traveled extensively to teach the Bible and church leaders throughout the United States and around the world. Atlanta natives, he and his wife, Heather, made their home in New Orleans until they were displaced by flooding following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The Lord led them to Birmingham the following year, where they have served The Church at Brook Hills since 2006.
A life-long learner, David has earned two undergraduate and three advanced degrees. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a 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 has previously served at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics, and as Staff Evangelist at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans. He has authored several books, Radical - Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, Radical Together - Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God, and Follow Me: A Call to Die, A Call to Live. David recently founded Radical, a resource ministry, dedicated to serving the church by making disciples of all nations.
David holds a deep and abiding passion for global disciple-making. "I believe that God has uniquely created every one of His people to impact the world. Some may count it as idealistic, but I believe it is thoroughly biblical, rooted in Psalm 67:1-2, yet covering Scripture from beginning to end. God is in the business of blessing His people so that His ways and His salvation might be made known among all people."
David practices what he preaches through his travel nationally and internationally, teaching from God's Word in churches, seminaries, the underground church or even under a shade tree in Africa or Latin America.
David and his wife, Heather, live in Birmingham with their four children.