David Platt's books Radical and Radical Together are excellent. I highly recommend both of them. But for people who are too busy to read good books, here's a book with essential excerpts from both. Nice hardback binding, big print, quick read, high impact.
In the first half of the book (the part based on Radical) Platt lays out the cost of following Jesus (everything we have) and the rewards of following Jesus (everything He has). It's a stark challenge to the American pursuit of success and comfort.
The second half challenges us to not only be followers of Jesus ourselves, but to disciple others to follow Jesus too. We multiply through discipleship, not programs, buildings, or talent. He uses true stories to show that the teachings of Christ and the apostles are still uncomfortably possible for us today.
Short, stirring, simple. May this little book hit its mark and free many Christians from wasted lives.
I got my copy for free through WaterBrook Multnomah's "Blogging for Books" program. I was not required to give a favorable review.