Surely the most radical book I have read has been the book Radical by David Platt. As a former critic turned believer the book has helped bring me lots of compassion on the poor and the needy. I want to make everyone aware of the many poor children in Ethiopa, Algeria, and many other places. Many of us in American Christianity (including myself) have had a deaf eye and ear to the poor. Many of us would rather spend our money on our own luxuries and would rather not help others. I have spent many thousands on myself and have not given as much to the poor and the needy. Surely we can find ways to bless and help the less fortunate with our finances and resources. This is something I have done far more of as of recently due to the influence of Mr. Platt and his Radical book. I encourage others to do likewise.