What would it look like if a person were to forsake their pursuit of the American Dream and instead live their lives as a radical disciple of Jesus? The question assumes that the two are mutually exclusive. In his book Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream, David Platt suggests just that. The American Dream has become for many a pursuit of bigger and better stuff. Platt challenges us to re-examine our faith and ask the serious questions that, while uncomfortable, force us to take seriously the radical call of Jesus to forsake all in order to follow him. This is a must read book for anyone looking to move from a superficial feel-good faith to one that is life altering. If you are looking for some light reading to pass the time, look elsewhere, but if you want something that will press you to move outside your comfort zone and stir you to action, then look no further.
Note: I received this book from the publisher as part of a blogger review program. The opinions expressed are my own.