Having been a Christian my entire life, sometimes I have gotten apathetic to who Jesus really is. The first thing that hit me after reading the first couple chapters in the book Radical by David Platt, is that I really didn't know Him as well as I had thought. I haven't spent much time really taking in who He is, and this book helped me really dig into Scripture to see more. My behaviors and thoughts were also challenged. I realized how I often distort who God is. By the second chapter, I was humbled and convicted. I realized how ignorant I am sometimes about what the Bible really says, and instead perceive God how I think He is.
I loved the stories of other countries and missionaries scattered throughout the book. They were very empowering and brought the book to life. I traveled out of my little Americanized world into the worlds of others.
This book is very thought provoking, but doesn't leave you with just that, he challenges you to take action. On the practical side, the author lists what you can do to be radical and reach out to others with the Gospel. Great book, it will change the way you think and behave, and open your eyes to a radical way of living.
(I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.)