Earlier this fall, I got the opportunity to review a David Platt book called The Radical Question, A Radical Idea. Two books in one! Can't get better than that! David Platt is the best-selling author of the book Radical.
What is Jesus worth to you?
Do you believe that Jesus is worth abandoning everything for?"
I really found this book to be convicting. Since going on missions trips the last few years, I had already been convicted....but this was the icing on the cake. Why DO we make multi-million dollar churches in the states when that much money could make hundreds if not thousands of churches in other countries who are in need of Christ. I am a bit torn though...because in our culture fancy is what attracts others. So, if we have a shabby church, how many unbelievers will step foot in it. However, how can we spend so much money on a simple building? It is really tough for me to take in. Platt just really makes us take ownership of our money and how we are spending it. This book also helps us to look at more than just the financial realm of things. How about us? Are we just going to church....because we want to learn...that is GREAT....but is that it? Or are we not only going to church to learn, but also to help teach others...to lead others to church and to God??? That is THE MOST important thing for us to do as followers of Christ. We are commissioned to lead others to Him and spread the Gospel.
I would HIGHLY suggest this book to anyone who is ready to make a change in how they do things within and outside of the church. This is a great book especially for leaders of the church. Check it out at http://www.radicalthebook.com/home.html.