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Counter Culture Radically Following Jesus with Conviction Courage and Compassion Too often Christians pick and choose which social causes they are willing to engage in based on what our culture deems fashionable while remaining silent on others out of discomfort or fear of persona

  • Title: Counter Culture: Radically Following Jesus with Conviction, Courage, and Compassion
  • Author: David Platt
  • ISBN: 9781496401045
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback
  • Counter Culture: Radically Following Jesus with Conviction, Courage, and Compassion By David Platt, Too often Christians pick and choose which social causes they are willing to engage in based on what our culture deems fashionable while remaining silent on others out of discomfort or fear of personal persecution But the Bible makes it abundantly clear that is not what Christ s followers are called to do.In Counter Culture, New York Times bestselling author David PlattToo often Christians pick and choose which social causes they are willing to engage in based on what our culture deems fashionable while remaining silent on others out of discomfort or fear of personal persecution But the Bible makes it abundantly clear that is not what Christ s followers are called to do.In Counter Culture, New York Times bestselling author David Platt redefines social justice from a biblical standpoint and makes a compelling case for why Christians are called to fully and actively surrender themselves to every cause regardless of personal cost or consequence.Drawing heavily on Scripture and compelling personal accounts from around the world, Platt presents a pointed yet winsome call for readers to faithfully follow Christ in countercultural ways ways that will prove both costly and rewarding for the contemporary church.

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    1. I received this free as it was damaged It was a really great read I was surprised by this as I saw that the author was a best seller which usually means they haven t written anything that challenges Christians to examine themselves The author Platt honestly admits that he has made mistakes in the past by taking a neutral stance in relation to controversial Christian issues He has than compensated for this by writing a book to encourage people to counter the Western culture and to really live ou [...]

    2. This is not a book for someone who wants to continue in a comfortable Christian lifestyle However, if you re willing to challenge yourself to live out the gospel fully in the midst of today s culture, then this is the book for you This book will help you assess how will grounded your current views and perspectives are as compared to scripture For far too many Christians, their views and their lifestyles are informed and influenced by the world than they are by the gospel In a world with some ma [...]

    3. Our culture is fading fast Our culture is crumbling consistently Our culture is caving in to sin, darkness, and evil Our culture is not our home, but our culture needs us and the light of the world so very badly How can we counter culture David Platt has provided a new resource to spur us on to being salt and light and turning the culture upside down However, this won t happen in our culture if it doesn t happen in our hearts first Platt addresses the following in Counter Culture the gospel cult [...]

    4. David Platt provides clear and Biblical answers to some difficult topics many Christians struggle with He offers a great amount of Scripture on the topics and provides good interpretation of the passages Platt also provides great ways to get involved practically at the end of each chapter, with three methods pray, participate and proclaim Great read and helpful in solidifying my beliefs on these subjects and offering ways we can lovingly engage the world around us with the hope of the Gospel of [...]

    5. Confronting but encouraging We are called not to be passive in our faith but to sacrifice the earthly and worldly comforts with confidence in Jesus People s earthly needs are great but their eternal need is greater

    6. A flawed book that was unsatisfying to read Although the author certainly writes with heartfelt urgency, the book suffers from WAY too much wordiness and very thin arguments that too often appeal to emotion rather than logic and or Scripture Bonus star for the inspiring chapter on caring for widows and orphans, which powerfully employed biblical as well as personal examples rather than relying so heavily on emotional verbosity as each of the other chapters do.

    7. The chapters on poverty, orphans widows, and ethnicity are about the only saving graces of this book David s tone, lack of respect, and pompous attitude really soured me on this book If you don t think like David, be prepared for him to ask you to stop calling yourself a Christian But I guess there s not much surprise coming from the author of Radical.

    8. A challenging and thought provoking book Did this for a Bible Study and would highly recommend for personal or group reading.

    9. Pray to God, participate with God, and proclaim the Gospel Do these things not because you have a low grade sense of guilt that you out to act, but do them because you have a high grade sense of grace that makes you want to act do them because you know that you were once impoverished in your sin, a slave to Satan, orphaned from and God, and alone in this world David Platt is known for his radical call to live out the gospel This book is an application of the gospel to social issues that have div [...]

    10. One of the most challenging, raw, and life changing books I ve ever read Thankful for Platt s gospel saturated words when I get the urge to be comfortable in the American Dream A must read for every Christian

    11. I think every Christian should read this week Really great for helping establish Biblical convictions about social issues and needs in our culture and around the world.

    12. Gay marriage Poverty Pornography Abortion Racism Turn on the news and you will be bombarded with these and many other issues As believers, how are we to respond as salt and light within a culture that seems to embrace literally everything God desires for humanity not to do Do we retreat within the walls of our local church or are we called to run to the battle, to be a people on the front lines addressing all of these types of societal issues with the message of the gospel David Platt, in his la [...]

    13. I usually do not like reading books that claims that Christians can change the world revolutionised the world I usually find them too far fetched or too arrogant in their claims This book however was very different from such books Although one might think that this book teaches how christians can do great things to change the world, this book does otherwise.Having seen a recent rave on this book, and having read and heard about David Platt previously, I decided to try reading this book although [...]

    14. Dr David Platt has gone and done it again He has written another book that is totally relevant to Christians and the church In his latest book he writes to speak to the heart of the matter of many of the issues that confront our society and challenge our churches today And he has done so in both a Biblical and loving way In his book Dr Platt addresses such issues as abortion, poverty, racism, same sex marriage and others As he states in the book some of the issues get attention from church lead [...]

    15. This is a free book on for Kindle I downloaded it and read it about a 20 minute read I would not even report on it except that what Platt does here is interesting He gives a short report on current moral problems in the US and the world poverty, abortion, orphans, sex slavery, ethnicity, immorality, etc His information is good and informative, so worth the free download However, at the end of each section he suggests ways to get involved in these social issues engaging the culture One of the way [...]

    16. David Platt s A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture demonstrates a gospel driven response to the cultural difficulties of poverty, so called same sex marriage, racism, sex slavery, immigration, persecution, abortion, orphans, and pornography.This little book is a helpful guide to lay foundations for a biblical view on each of these topics Platt recognizes that Christians are not first to be counter cultural, but to be lovers of Jesus Christ living in submission to the gospel But living in subm [...]

    17. One of the best books I ve read in a long time Through personal stories and biblical texts, David Platt concisely addresses how to bring the Gospel into our culture s most volatile social issues Platt states that ultimately every social issue in our culture is a Gospel issue This is a book I ll return to regularly to address poverty, same sex marriage, racism, sex slavery, immigration, persecution, abortion, orphans and pornography Indelibly convicting, Platt exhorts believers to apply the Gospe [...]

    18. Platt does a terrific job of helping the fervent Christ follower live their life in a way that reflects the heart of God Grace and truth in our current culture is a difficult path for any Christian but the one we re called to Platt addresses a number of profound issues that every Christian should be thinking and praying about not to mention acting on To Platt s credit, he not only tells us how the Bible speaks to it he suggests action steps on how to respond Topics include marriage, homosexualit [...]

    19. This was one of the most encouraging books I ve read this year Despite the rapid decline in our societies morally and spiritually I believe this book answers how the gospel speaks to each subject in healthy applied theology for our day I would highly recommend it and pray I could be faithful to uphold the gospel and push forward especially helping the poor, widows and oppressed than ever with a focus on gospel centric application

    20. Great readepare to be challenged If you call yourself a Christian or better yet a follower of Christ, you WILL be convicted And yet, Platt does a great job of convicting the reader in a humble and compassionate manner Bottom line is, with so much brokenness in the world, as Christ followers we must get off our behinds and ACT That s the only way the world can be changed and the gospel made known to all peoples.

    21. This is a book that every follower of Jesus needs to read, but they won t like it The book will challenge us to get off our couch and out of our comfortable lives and live for Jesus It provides us with information we don t want to hear and convicts us to do something other than be selfish A must read

    22. A fine book, with a nice mix of anecdotes and statistics I would recommend it especially for younger Christians though for some of us like me who read about these topics all the time and have been for a long time, there might be a lot of yeah, I knew that already going on Which doesn t mean it s a bad book.

    23. I struggled mightily on how to rate this book I love Platt as a general rule so I couldn t wait to get my hands on this I was disappointed though Most of the topics covered here have been discussed extensively for years and I didn t feel Platt presented a new approach or a new viewpoint.

    24. This is a book that every Christian should read David Platt has a heart for all people groups This book challenges each of us to ask, What should I be doing for God, the poor and oppressed, and especially those who do not know Him

    25. A basic overview of prevalent moral issues and how we should respond to them I appreciate him constantly returning to the gospel It is the gospel that will change these things.

    26. This is the first of David Platt s books I have read His book is a call for Christians to adhere to a biblical worldview and demonstrate the same in their lives He uses contemporary examples of cultural social issues that run counter to this worldview and points out certain issues that Christians tend to ignore, possibly because they are unaware of a given issue Platt seeks to motivate readers to act out their faith, which is a winsome goal in itself Does he succeed Sometimes, largely due to the [...]

    27. Platt was spot on in his stand for biblical truth on social issues in the public square It is often forgotten that the gospel has social implications, but these issues are so often politicized that the church does not want to touch them However, the church has the answer to some of the hot topics of our day such as poverty, same sex marriage, racism, human trafficking, abortion, etc The only issue that Platt showed some naivety on was illegal immigration Compassion trumps the rule of law in his [...]

    28. This one will get all up in your business I think one of the most important take aways I picked up is that we often think one person, me, I can t make a difference But that is a lie that we have been told and completely buy into However, one person can make a difference especially in the life of one other person We are not called to save the world and change the culture, that is God s job As individuals we just have to be open to being used in that process This doesn t mean we all sell everythin [...]

    29. I had read Platt s previous book Radical and really liked it, so I was looking forward to reading this one too Platt explores 10 aspects of culture that the Christian faith is called to counteract areas like abortion, marriage, poverty, caring for the orphan and widow, etc While he did a good job of explaining the importance of Christians being counter culture to our society s norms, I wish that he would have given practical advice in each section While there are resources in the back of the bo [...]

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