Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God
In his first book, Radical, David Platt challenged Christians to take a hard look at their faith and ask whether they were truly following Christ or pursuing a life of comfort and material wealth as dictated by the American dream.
Radical Together takes the next step and lays out six foundational ideas for faith communities seeking to serve and live a “Radical” lifestyle. Filled with Scriptural insight and stories from around the world, Platt will help you apply the commands of Christ to your church in new, practical ways.
How, he asks, might such a vision reshape our priorities as the body of Christ? How might well-intentioned Christians actually prevent God’s people from accomplishing God’s purpose? And, how can we best unleash the people of God in the church to carry out the purpose of God in the world?
Writing to everyone who desires to make an impact for God’s glory — whether you are an involved member, a leader, or a pastor — Dr. Platt shares six foundational ideas that fuel radical obedience among Christians in the church. With compelling Bible teaching and inspiring stories from around the world, he will help you apply the revolutionary claims and commands of Christ to your community of faith in fresh, practical ways.
About the Author
Dr. David Platt, President of the International Mission Board and founder of Radical, is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word. David’s first love in ministry is making disciples, sharing, showing, and teaching God’s Word in everyday life. He has traveled extensively to serve alongside church leaders throughout the United States and around the world.
A life-long learner, David has earned two undergraduate and three advanced degrees. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and 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 previously served at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics, Staff Evangelist at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans, and eight years as the Senior Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. David has written several books, including Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me and Counter Culture. He also has a radio program on Moody Radio, Radical with David Platt, that can be heard around the world and features past sermons and teaching from David’s ministry.
David and his wife Heather have four children, Caleb, Joshua, Mara Ruth, and Isaiah.