No matter what first pops into your head when you hear words like “emergent” or “missional,” one of the byproducts of these movements has been a major theme in many Christian books in the last decade: We need to recapture more of Christian discipleship as it was understood by the early church.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that this theme is much overdone in some sectors of Christian publishing.
Beginning with the story we call “The Rich Young Ruler,” and also the story of the scribe (“Foxes have holes…”) Platt is convinced that at times, Jesus seems to be doing all he can to drive followers away, because the demands of discipleship are so high.
So high, and so removed from what we in North America and Western Europe have made Christianity into. So removed also from Christianity as it is practiced under threat of persecution and even martyrdom. Have we messed up all of Jesus’ priorities?
In addition to the book, the publisher has released a booklet The Radical Question (shown in foreground of the picture) for giveaway by churches, sold in packages of ten. You can request a free copy of that at www.WaterBrookMultnomah.com/RadicalQuestion
This review is a bit sparse because we were only given the first chapter of the larger book, however, you’re invited to share in that as well by clicking here.
You can also learn more about the book, including a video clip from the author at this site: www.RadicalTheBook.com
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Digging a Little Deeper
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