Book Giveaway: Radical by David Platt

UPDATE: Giveaway is closed. See comments below. Thanks everyone.

I am participating the Multnomah Blogging for Books program this week. The Book is Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt.

Publishers blurb:


It’s easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily…


In Radical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple–then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a “successful” suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus.

Finally, he urges you to join in The Radical Experiment –a one-year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came to bring.

Look for a review later this week.

I also have a copy to give away. Not being particularly creative about these things, I will make it simple.  Just leave a comment below and I will pick a name randomly.

So if the book sounds interesting and you would like a copy, leave a comment for a chance to win.

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).


  1. There’s not much overt religion in what I do, but I think it’s always useful to use religion as self-criticism rather than as self-validation. Smugness is too easy.

  2. If the book is as good as the sermon series, look out. Every time I attend the Church as Brook Hills I’m convicted about my shallow dedication to Christ, even though I pridefully admit that I’m doing better than most true Christians. But when viewed in the light of God’s Word and Christ’s commandments, I am far from sold out for Him.

    Please enter my name in the drawing!


  3. I would love to read this book! I’ve seen David Platt preach on TV once or twice, and the video clip of this newest release looks wonderful. Please enter me! :)

  4. I just recently found out about David Platt and his book Radical. I am going to buy this book at the store, so don’t enter me in the drawing. I’m extremely excited about what I’ve heard from and about David Platt and his ministry, and I hope his message is everything it appears to be. That is, I hope it is inspired by God to send a word about Christianity and true discipleship. May God be glorified in everything.

  5. I would really like a copy of the book, Radical by David Platt. It would help be grow in my journey with Jesus.

    God Bless you for giving this book away.

    David Thoresen

  6. Radical for Jesus, my heart’s desire. I like to get a copy to begin the journey and path to this new level of revelation of the Man, Christ Jesus. I can’t wait. God bless you.

  7. My husband and I are beginning to realize how much we DON’T live as the disciples we believe Jesus intended us to be. We feel dissatisfied with this world and how much it has consumed our lives, and we want to be radical for HIM–to know what it TRUly means to drink the Living Water. We would greatly appreciate and believe our faith would be deepened by “Radical.” Thanks for the opportunity :)

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