Something Needs to Change – Book Review

I discovered David Platt’s Radical book a few months ago and fell in love with it. He expressed perfectly many thoughts I’ve had about the church. I couldn’t wait to read more of his books, so when I was invited to be a part of his new book launch team, I jumped at the opportunity.

Something Needs to Change is a journal style account of David’s trip to the Himalayas where he witnessed unspeakable poverty, pain, and suffering. He begins by sharing the events that led to his trip, then he takes us on a day-by-day record of their journey. We witness the physical difficulties of getting from one village to the next. We observe the challenges of tropical temperatures at the base of the mountains and subfreezing temperatures at the higher altitudes. We meet the natives who struggle daily with deadly outbreaks, hunger, and abuse and hear the stories of the individuals who risk everything to help these inhabitants.

It’s not an easy book to read. It wasn’t an easy book to write. The stories are heartbreaking. The grief and suffering is unimaginable. The title expresses it perfectly. Something Needs to Change. We can’t ignore the needs of the rest of the world. They must be addressed.

Something Needs to Change is a call to action for Christians to step up and make a different in a world of urgent need.

Something Needs to Change releases September 17. You can learn more on Wednesday, September 18 when David Platt is offering a FREE SIMULCAST, giving a first-hand account of what he experienced and his prayers for the future.

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Disclaimer: As a member of the launch team, I was provided a complimentary copy of the book. Opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a popular media guest, award-winning female filmmaker, and women’s ministry leader, whose faith-based films have screened in theaters, festivals, and churches around the world, and on multiple television networks. Sharon has recently taken over as women's ministry director at her church. Her passion is to lead prayer retreats, engaging women of all ages to pray with each other, for each other, praying with expectation.

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