From the Back Cover
What did Jesus really mean when He said, "Follow me?" "Is it possible for people to say they believe in Jesus but not truly be born again? Is it possible for people to claim they have accepted Christ into their hearts yet not actually be Christians?" Not only is it possible, but according to Pastor David Platt, it's also highly probable. The author of the bestselling book "Radical" is convinced that many people in our churches today are misled as to what it truly means to be a follower of Christ. Western culture has drained the lifeblood out of Christianity and replaced it with a watered-down version of the gospel that is so palatable it isn't even real anymore. "Follow me," Jesus calls. Two simple words that change everything. You will never be bored. You will always have purpose. You will never lack joy. But it will cost you. This call is not an invitation to pray a prayer. It is a summons to lose your life. a call to die. a call to live. Have you answered that call?
About the Author
Dr. David Platt, President of the International Mission Board, is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word. David s first love in ministry is making disciples, sharing, showing, and teaching God s Word in everyday life. He has traveled extensively to serve alongside church leaders throughout the United States and around the world. A life-long learner, David has earned two undergraduate and three advanced degrees. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.) from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theology (Th.M) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously served at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics, Staff Evangelist at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans, and eight years as the Senior Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. David has written several books, "Radical", "Radical Together", "Follow Me "and most recently" Counter Culture "(to be released February 2015)"." He also has a radio program on Moody Radio, "Radical with David Platt", that can be heard around the world and features past sermons and teaching from David s ministry. David founded "Radical "(Radical.net), a ministry devoted to serving churches and disseminating disciple-making resources toward the end that the gospel might be made known in all nations. David and his wife Heather have four children, Caleb, Joshua, Mara Ruth, and Isaiah.
Francis Chan is the best-selling author of Crazy Love and the host of the BASIC.series. Francis is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California and the founder of Eternity Bible College. He also sits on the board of directors of Children s Hunger Fund and World Impact. Francis now lives in Northern California with his wife, Lisa, and their four daughters and one son.