The book I’m featuring this week is:
Alone in a guesthouse at the base of the Himalayas, I found myself on my knees, face to the floor, sobbing.
If you have ever heard David Platt preach it doesn’t take long to see his heart for world missions. A few years ago my church started dialing-in to his annual webcast of Secret Church which aims to pray and give aid to those in countries where sharing the Gospel is not only illegal, but highly dangerous. It was at the most recent Secret Church event that occurred in April of this year, that he shared about his excitement for the coming release of this book. As of Tuesday this week it is now officially released 🙂 Currently I am about halfway through and have to say that so far it is one incredibly powerful read. I highly suggest you grab a copy and start reading yourself. I’ll be sharing my full review most likely within the next few days.
About the Book:
The New York Times best-selling author of Radical takes readers on a soul-searching journey through impoverished villages in the Himalayan mountains, daring them to make a difference in a world of urgent need, starting right where they live.
“Grippingly vulnerable and unforgettable. I could not put this book down.”–Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts
While leading a team on a week-long trek of the Himalayas, bestselling author and pastor David Platt was stunned by the human needs he encountered, an experience so dramatic that it “changed the trajectory of my life.” Meeting a man who’d lost his eye from a simple infection and seeing the faces of girls stolen from their families and trafficked in the cities, along with other unforgettable encounters, opened his eyes to the people behind the statistics and compelled him to wrestle with his assumptions about faith. In Something Needs to Change, Platt invites readers to come along on both the adventure of the trek, as well as the adventure of seeking answers to tough questions like, “Where is God in the middle of suffering?” “What makes my religion any better than someone else’s religion?” and “What do I believe about eternal suffering?” Platt has crafted an irresistible message about what it means to give your life for the gospel–to finally stop talking about faith and truly start living it.
About the Author:
DAVID PLATT serves as pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and president of Radical (Inc.), a global center for the unreached that serves churches in accomplishing the mission of Christ. Resources from David Platt and Radical can be found at radical.net.
Books by David Platt include Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, and Something Needs to Change, as well as the following volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series: Exalting Jesus in Matthew, Exalting Jesus in James, Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, and Exalting Jesus in Galatians.
David Platt received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with his wife and four children, he lives in the Washington D.C. metro area.
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