Radical - Radical


It’s easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily…


In Radical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple—then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a “successful” suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus.

Finally, he urges you to join in The Radical Experiment—a one-year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came to bring.

Additional Resources

Below you will find resources to accompany Radical. We hope more than anything that reading this book simply points you to the Word of God, and these resources are provided to assist you in that journey.

Chapter 1 – Someone Worth Losing Everything For

Chapter 2 – Too Hungry for Words

Chapter 3 – Beginning at the End of Ourselves

Chapter 4 – The Great Why of God

Chapter 5 – The Multiplying Community

Chapter 6 – How Much Is Enough?

Chapter 7 – There Is No Plan B

Chapter 8 – Living When Dying Is Gain

Chapter 9 – The Radical Experiment

The following are resources to assist you with the 5 components of the Radical Experiment from chapter 9 in Radical.


Read through the entire Word


Commit your life to multiplying community.

By joining the Radical Experiment we want everyone to commit to connecting to an on-going small group where they can experience spiritual community, life transformation, and intentionally join others in making disciples locally and globally. If you are not a member of a local body of believers we encourage you to find a church in your area where you can be a part of the body of Christ.


Sacrifice your money for a specific purpose.


Spend your time in another context.

A vital part of the Radical Experiment is to give 2% of our year and spend it in another context. By joining the Radical Experiment you are committing to giving 1 week to share the Gospel in another context for his glory among all nations.

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Less than 1% of all money given to missions goes to unreached people and places.*

That means that the people with the most urgent spiritual and physical needs on the planet are receiving the least amount of support. Let's change that!