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Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live.

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Accurate and timely.  It is not at all  about being judgmental,

Accurate and timely.  It is not at all  about being judgmental, it is about being sure, and knowing that we are known through relationship.
I appreciate Platt's honesty and willingness to go against the flow of a post Christian society that often sees itself as biblica...
Accurate and timely.  It is not at all  about being judgmental, it is about being sure, and knowing that we are known through relationship.
I appreciate Platt's honesty and willingness to go against the flow of a post Christian society that often sees itself as biblical,
even though the reflection of the NT church is rarely seen in the culture we have built in the church.   

posted by 5672319 on April 6, 2013

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

This book was hard for me to get into at first. The opening was

This book was hard for me to get into at first. The opening was somewhat slow…but if you stay with it, it makes a strong impact. We, as Christians, are commanded to spread the Good News and gather new disciples. Are we doing that? If not, you’ll be convicted, and hopefu...
This book was hard for me to get into at first. The opening was somewhat slow…but if you stay with it, it makes a strong impact. We, as Christians, are commanded to spread the Good News and gather new disciples. Are we doing that? If not, you’ll be convicted, and hopefully your life will be changed.

I didn’t particularly like some of the descriptions (too wordy, and somewhat repetitive) but the whole of the book is inspiring.

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posted by Nicnac63 on July 13, 2013

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  • Posted July 21, 2013

    I usually enjoy fiction more than non-fiction but this book is v

    I usually enjoy fiction more than non-fiction but this book is very enjoyable to read. Platt discusses the sinner's prayer that is said in churches and television shows daily and if that is the starting point for being a Christian. The basis for this prayer is inviting Jesus into our hearts to save us. However, Platt offers a different philosophy - we don't invite Jesus, he invites us. Christianity does not come from us chasing Jesus, but with him chasing us. Throughout the book, Platt discusses aspects of Christian life and what believers think and then challenges them through references to scripture. For example, he challenges Christians that don't regularly attend church for various reasons to participate in the community of followers of Jesus.

    What I liked about this book is that Platt doesn't put forth anything too radical or revolutionary about how faith in Jesus should look in readers lives. Rather, he encourages readers to deepen their personal relationship with Jesus through following what is outlined in God's word. I particularly liked the chapter on following God's will in your life and the different methods people employ to try to figure it out. Platt gave some humorous examples of what people do to find God's will.

    This book is a deep, challenging book to read. It gives readers a lot to think about and chew on, but it very helpful and interesting. I will definitely read this one again.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Here is a call for Christians to think about what it really mean

    Here is a call for Christians to think about what it really means to be a Christian - it is more than just saying the "sinner's prayer". The church does not need to be building buildings and having fun programs but to really be telling about Christ to the world. Not an easy read and probably controversial but definitely makes you think.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2014

    A thoughtful, practical challenge This book wasn't as moving as

    A thoughtful, practical challenge

    This book wasn't as moving as I expected it to be, but it still contains solid information that those who think they are Christians need to hear. Most Americans claim to know Christ, most Americans - in all likelihood - do not know him. Platt lays out how this is the case, and what we can do to fix it. At the end of the book he provides a nice set of questions to help you formulate your response to his book, including space to write down your thoughts, if you desire. A worthwhile read.

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