The title of the book is "Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream". The author is David Platt, formerly billed as "The youngest megachurch pastor in history". The ideas expressed are indeed radical.
How have American Christians become so separated from the actual Gospel? How were Jesus' teachings twisted to fit our comfort level? How do we reconcile spending $23 million dollars on a new mega-church building on one hand with sending a paltry $5000 to the starving people of Darfur?
You'll want to read more. If you're like me, you'll be saying, "Amen", because YOU'VE probably gone to churches where putting on the show was more important than getting the actual message out.
It will make you think ... it will make you want to make the commitment to change ... it will open your eyes to how we have become so enamored of "The American Dream" of success and prosperity that we've managed to toss true Christian values aside. It will will make you re-think your daily living and your perspective on what being a "true Christian" actually means. It will make you strive to follow the true meaning of the Gospel: It will make you a better, truer Christian and a better person