What did Jesus really mean when He said, “Follow me?”
Is it possible for people to say they believe in Jesus but not truly be born again?
Is it possible for people to claim they have accepted Christ into their hearts yet not actually be Christians?
Not only is it possible, but according to Pastor David Platt, it’s also highly probable. The author of the bestselling book Radical is convinced that many people in our churches today are misled as to what it truly means to be a follower of Christ. Western culture has drained the lifeblood out of Christianity and replaced it with a watered-down version of the gospel that is so palatable it isn’t even real anymore.
“Follow me,” Jesus calls.
Two simple words that change everything. You will never be bored. You will always have purpose. You will never lack joy. But it will cost you. This call is not an invitation to pray a prayer. It is a summons to lose your life.
a call to die. a call to live. Have you answered that call?
2014 “Christian Retailing’s Best” award finalist! What did Jesus really mean when he said, “Follow Me”?
In this new book, David Platt, author of the New York Times bestselling book, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, contends that multitudes of people around the world culturally think they are Christians yet biblically are not followers of Christ.
Scores of men, women, and children have been told that becoming a follower of Jesus simply involves believing certain truths or saying certain words. As a result, churches today are filled with people who believe they are Christians . . . but aren’t. We want to be disciples as long as doing so does not intrude on our lifestyles, our preferences, our comforts, and even our religion.
Revealing a biblical picture of what it means to truly be a Christian, Follow Me explores the gravity of what we must forsake in this world, as well as the indescribable joy and deep satisfaction to be found when we live for Christ.
The call to follow Jesus is not simply an invitation to pray a prayer; it’s a summons to lose your life—and to find new life in him. This book will show you what such life actually looks like.
I often have times where I believe that I am believing but really I am just kidding myself. I am trying to figure some thing out that I truly, already know about. I love the Lord and if a book is out there to help me love Him even more than this is the one!
As always, it is a pleasure to read David Platt's books, although it is also a challenge to how I practice my faith. A must read book!!
This book is written from the standpoint of a person who knows about Jesus Christ, but does not yet know how to appropriate all that Jesus is and does. Most of the text is well presented - some of it, not so well. Platt and Chan still have much to learn, and hopefully write.