Title: Something Needs to Change: A Call to Make Your Life Count in a World of Urgent Need
Author: David Platt
Genre: Christian Living
Publishing Date: Sept 17, 2019
Length: 224 Pages
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.
There is no denying that David Platt is passionate about world missions. In Something Needs to Change he embarks on a journey into the Himalayas where he gets a life lesson on what that truly means. It can be easy to see either the physical or spiritual needs of people as being the most important without grasping the fact that they are not mutually exclusive. Platt himself admits that he was convicted on several occasions to change his thinking in this regard. The spiritual needs are desperate, but so are the physical. Platt’s hope in this book is to start a fire towards making real change in the world. For us to take the Great Commission seriously. For us to see how the other half of the world lives and plead for more help. It’s not just another book to read, but a call for action in faith. This is not a read easily forgotten. I highly, highly recommend it.
*I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook & Multnomah. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.