Something Needs to Change

by David Platt     |     Book Summary


Author: David Platt
Publisher: Multnomah
Date: 2019
Pages: 208

Book Summary of Something Needs to Change by David Platt


“Iwant to take a risk in sharing a more behind-the-scenes look into what happens when a preacher and author with three seminary degrees has his deepest convictions rocked by darkness in the world around him and finds himself asking honestly, Is Jesus really the hope of the world after all?” (p. 6, emphasis in original)

This behind-the-scenes story involved a trip through the Himalayan Mountains, which involved encounters with people who are spiritually lost and physically suffering. Entering into the lives of these lost, suffering people can be a dramatic, shocking thing for Americans who live relatively stable, comfortable lives. Our life experience as Americans often numbs us to the lostness and suffering that exist in the world. 

Since everyone can’t pack up and trek through the Himalayas, this book offers a behind-the-scenes look at such a journey. The aim is simple: through exposition and experience, we must come to realize that “God didn’t design the gospel of Jesus to be confined to our minds and mouths in the church, yet disconnected from our emotions and actions in the world. Surely something needs to change” (p. 3, emphasis in original).





Something Needs to Change

by David Platt

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Something Needs to Change by David Platt

AuthorDavid Platt
PublisherMultnomah
Date2019
Pages208


Overview:

“I want to take a risk in sharing a more behind-the-scenes look into what happens when a preacher and author with three seminary degrees has his deepest convictions rocked by darkness in the world around him and finds himself asking honestly, Is Jesus really the hope of the world after all?” (p. 6, emphasis in original)

This behind-the-scenes story involved a trip through the Himalayan Mountains, which involved encounters with people who are spiritually lost and physically suffering. Entering into the lives of these lost, suffering people can be a dramatic, shocking thing for Americans who live relatively stable, comfortable lives. Our life experience as Americans often numbs us to the lostness and suffering that exist in the world. 

Since everyone can’t pack up and trek through the Himalayas, this book offers a behind-the-scenes look at such a journey. The aim is simple: through exposition and experience, we must come to realize that “God didn’t design the gospel of Jesus to be confined to our minds and mouths in the church, yet disconnected from our emotions and actions in the world. Surely something needs to change” (p. 3, emphasis in original).




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