Wednesday, August 28, 2019
About the book...
While leading a team on a week-long trek of the Himalayas, bestselling author and pastor David Platt was stunned by the human needs he encountered, an experience so dramatic that it "changed the trajectory of my life." Meeting a man who'd lost his eye from a simple infection and seeing the faces of girls stolen from their families and trafficked in the cities, along with other unforgettable encounters, opened his eyes to the people behind the statistics and compelled him to wrestle with his assumptions about faith.
In Something Needs to Change, Platt invites readers to come along on both the adventure of the trek, as well as the adventure of seeking answers to tough questions like, "Where is God in the middle of suffering?" "What makes my religion any better than someone else's religion?" and "What do I believe about eternal suffering?" Platt has crafted an irresistible message about what it means to give your life for the gospel--to finally stop talking about faith and truly start living it.
Wow, I just finished reading the last page and like every other David Platt book this one left me feeling I had to do something to help, the stories of those he met on this trek in the Himalayas breaks your heart. There are so many people that need to hear about Jesus Christ, people who don’t have and greatly need medical care or decent food to eat. The young girls sold into slavery leave the mountain scared but thinking they’ll be able to help their families financially by going with “the man” and working in town only to be used as sexual playthings for evil people and never seeing their families again.
The unreached in the world need to hear the gospel and what we can do is pray, send financial donations, or even take a mission trip to assist one on one. Your heart will be changed after reading this book and you’ll want to help. You’ll get to see David Platt’s heart on each page. A must read for the church!
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.