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 . . .
BUT WHO DO YOU KNOW WHO LIVES LIKE THAT? DO YOU?
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.
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
- Jesus Is Worthy Of . . .
- What the Gospel Demands
- The Gospel Demands Radical Sacrifice
- Two Simple Words: Follow Me
- Don’t Waste Your Life – Part 1
- Don’t Waste Your Life – Part 2
Chapter 2 – Too Hungry for Words
- The Gospel: Why It’s Important
- The Gospel: What We Believe
- The Gospel: What We Need
- The Gospel: How We Live
- The Gospel: How We Know
Chapter 3 – Beginning at the End of Ourselves
Chapter 4 – The Great Why of God
Chapter 5 – The Multiplying Community
- By Making Disciples
- Making Disciples: Share the Word
- Making Disciples: Show the Word
- Making Disciples: Teach the Word
- Making Disciples: Serve the World
Chapter 6 – How Much Is Enough?
- Secret Church 8: The Gospel, Possessions, and Prosperity
- The Gospel Demands Radical Giving
- The Gospel Demands Radical Abandonment – Part 1
- The Gospel Demands Radical Abandonment – Part 2
- Faith Risks
- Faith Sacrifices
- Faith Acts
Chapter 7 – There Is No Plan B
- Is There Glory in a Narrow Gospel?
- What Happens to People Who Never Hear about Jesus?
- Engage the Lost