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Something Needs to Change by David Platt ~ Book Review

Something Needs to Change: A Call to Make Your Life Count in a World of Urgent Need

Something Needs to Change by David Platt


Review copy through the publishers

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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.

My Thoughts


Admittedly nonfiction takes me a while to read, however it is often quite worth it especially with an author like David Platt. As he takes us along his journey through the Himalayas, we experience a taste of what he did, and that was incredible and sobering, and humbling to say the least. This book brought tears, joy, encouragement, and a humbling sense of awareness.The writing style flowed effortlessly, with lots of information to digest and ponder on. Not one to be rushed through.

God calls us all to different paths, and He will accomplish His will in us when we submit to Him. Great book with a great message.


I am a peculiar treasure who is passionately in love with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I love writing, reading, knife/tomahawk-throwing, and letter-writing, among other things. :)

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