Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream (Audiobook)
- Price: $12.99 In Apple Store
- Category: Books
- Updated: 2010-12-21
- Current Version: 1.1
- Size: 174.00 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: christianaudio
- Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.
- © 2010 christianaudio
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Radical, from christianaudio, provides a professional recording of Radical by David Platt.Audiobook Description:IS JESUS WORTH THIS TO YOU? It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their…..
What's New in Version 1.1
● Corrected information in the 'About' view
● Fixed issue with VoiceOver implementation
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Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
"Radical" IPhone App
Without a doubt, one of the most important (not to mention one of the best-selling) books of 2010 was Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by pastor David Platt. Anyone familiar with Platt's ministry will find nothing new in this book, but certainly the message itself needs to be heeded. We need to return to the gospel of Jesus Christ and be the sold-out disciples that He has called us to be. Unfortunately, that message is what is radical. Christians acting like their Lord. Ain't that radical!
Platt calls us to a life of abandonment, a life of self-sacrifice, service, and submission to our Lord. This ought to affect every aspect of our lives and our anemic religion duties aren't enough. It takes more than church service to be this sort of Christ - a Christ-Christian. I cannot overstate the importance of this book and how its publisher and others have made the book available in a variety of ways including paperback (fairly priced), audio book, special deals on 10 packs, and now . . .
An iPhone app.
I cannot think of a better book app to have than this one. The message of radical is imperative for our American church today. The folks over at christianaudio.com have given us a great app well worth our investment. The app is the audio version of the book read by the author itself (which is my preference). But beyond the audio, the app includes a full biography of the author, plus the ability to add notes about what you've read, and to skip to whatever chapter you want.
For an audio book app, this has all that you want and the fact that the book is one of the important to come out of evangelicalism in some time makes it a must have. I strongly encourage everyone with an iPhone to invest in this app and to invest in this book. Listen to the audio available from this app and/or read the book for yourself. I am thankful that the folks at christianaudio are making such wonderful works available (this is the third app I have downloaded from them).
David Anthold write:
Radical – it’s a great title, because that is what will be asked of each reader/listener. David Platt will challenge your thinking, he will challenge your actions, and he will call you to move (outside of your comfort zone).
I have never listened to a book thru an app interface, but it is simple and easy to use and best of all it remembers where you left off. David Platt challenges the listener to think about simple changes we can make in our own lives that will extend our Kingdom impact. For example – what if you gave up one Starbucks coffee a day for one month and gave that money to someone in need. Simple acts that open doors for you to share.
He challenges you with understanding the very tenants you believe about your own faith, how you live out that faith, and how we can be less dependent upon american consumerism. We all have clothes hanging in our closet that we might think about wearing years from now – the question is – what would happen if you just gave them away?
At the end of the book, he challenges you to do the Radical Experiment during a one year period:
- Pray for the entire world – great resource – Operation: World
- Read thru the entire Bible in a year
- Sacrifice your money for a specific cause or organization – we usually give of our excess, convenient, easy — this challenges us to forgo something we want to give to someone who needs it more
- Spend your time somewhere, where you normally would not – overseas missions, homeless shelter, etc.
- Commit to multiplying people who will enter the Kingdom — reach the broken and the lost.
If you take the Radical Experiment to heart, imagine what God could do in and through you. This book will rock your world! Be expectant. Be transformed. Be ready for God to use you!
Radical ideas, great app!
Richard J write:
David Platt's book, "Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream" was one of the best-selling Christian books of 2010. In my opinion, it is also one of the most important. Platt reminds us that the American church has adopted a belief in a safe, comfortable Jesus. It's a Jesus that would never ask us to do or say anything that would take us out of our comfort zones. It's a Jesus that would never demand that we make sacrifices in order to follow Him. Unfortunately, this Jesus is NOT the Jesus of the Bible.
The Jesus of the Bible demands that we leave behind everything, take up our cross, and follow HIm. Platt urges American Christians to love Jesus and the lost more thanwe love our own comfort. He encourages us to return to a radical, Christ-centered, dangerous faith. This is a challenging book that will force you to thinkn about what you love more--the Jesus who saved you, or your own comfort.
Theapp itself is great. The book is read well by the author. The readings are broken up into chapter headings, which makes it easy to find passages that you want to hear again (and there will be many of those). To me, the best part of the app is the Notes feature, which allows you to record your thoughts on different ideas presented in the book. With a book that is as thought-provoking as this one, that's a great feature to have.
In short, I recommend this app to any Christian who wants to be challenged to think deeply about his or her faith. Very well done!
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