I just finished listening to Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt in an audiobook format. I was otherwise unfamiliar with David Platt, Senior Pastor at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL prior to listening to the book. He is slated to be one of the plenary speakers at T4G 2012. I found the book challenging and engaging. Platt challenges believers to embrace the high cost of following Christ and to set aside a baptized pursuit of the American dream. He issues a one-year “Radical Experiment” challenge at the end of the book. Platt says some things that are widely applicable to the American church. If Platt’s message reflects the wind of change in American Christianity, I hope it blows all across our land. Listen to it. Read it. Be challenged by it.