Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live.  -     By: David Platt, Francis Chan
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Tyndale House / 2012 / Paperback

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What did you leave behind when you chose to follow Christ? For some, the answers are obvious. If you struggled with habitual sins or addictions like alcoholism, drugs, pornography, violence, or promiscuity, the choice to follow Christ often marks a distinct ending of your old life and beginning of a new one. Or, perhaps you grew up in a culture unfriendly to Christianity, where your conversion would mean instant alienation from friends and family, maybe even a threat to your life. In these situations, the cost of following Christ seems clear.
But what if you didn't have a dramatic life-changing encounter with Christ? What if you've always grown up in the church and been immersed in Christian culture your whole life? What does it mean for you to count the cost and follow Him?
In Radical:Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, David Platt sought to expose the ideas in American Christianity that are antithetical to the gospel, to show what we must let go of in true discipleship. In Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live., Platt seeks to show whom we must take hold of. In order to live as authentic disciples, Platt believes we need an authentic encounter with the person of Jesus Christ, who He is, what that means, and to count the cost of truly following Him.
Look afresh at the invitation Jesus offers, and discover perhaps for the first time, the joy and purpose that comes from abandoning your life to His.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 245
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 5.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1414373287
ISBN-13: 9781414373287
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2014 “Christian Retailing’s Best” award winner!
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.

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  1. jsrn18
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Following appropriately?
    August 19, 2014
    jsrn18
    Eye opening book about whether we as Christians are doing all we should be doing. When I started reading this book I thought to myself I'm failing as a Christian. Makes you really think about whether you are actively or passively following Jesus. Would recommend to anyone who considers themselves a Christian but is just a passenger and not the driver.
  2. Shai
    Norfolk, NE
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Potent Conviction
    August 16, 2014
    Shai
    Norfolk, NE
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    Follow Me? by David Platt is a thought provoking book that asks the question are you following Jesus? Though the book is not lengthy it packs a powerful punch. As Mr. Platt explains all people have a sinful nature and although that has been watered down, what it really comes down to is that all people through their sinful nature, are rebels against God. What a powerful statement! To understand that its not just sin but that it is the very road block that makes the person an enemy, a rebel against God.

    Mr. Platt writes about a man named Azeem, who, while speaking with a taxi driver in a foreign country, explains sins. In it he states, The driver believed that he would pay for his sin for a little while in hell, but then he would surely go to heaven after that. After all, he hadnt done too many bad things. As Azeem explains the degree to which sin affects our relationship with God, he shows that the sin is a direct hit against God. Finally he states, The driver got Azeems point and realized he had been severely underestimating the seriousness of his sin against God.

    In Follow Me? Mr. Platt emphasizes faith in Jesus alone as salvation and that Faith is the anti-work. Being a follower in Christ means so much more than a one time prayer and church attendance. It means accepting Jesus on His terms not ours and as Mr. Platt states, But Jesus is not customizable. He has not left himself open to interpretation, adaption, innovation, or alteration. He has revealed himself clearly though his Word, and we have no right to personalize him. This is probably one of the strongest and most convicting sections of this book.

    Mr. Platt concludes by explaining that it is not about a to do list, but rather surrendering to God and allowing Him alone to provide passions, motivation and desires that are in line with His sovereign will. Follow Me? is potent and will leave the reader convicted and desiring a deeper relationship with Jesus that is biblically, spiritually and practically correct. Definitely a must read!
  3. Leeann
    CdA, ID
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    a call to discipleship
    July 11, 2014
    Leeann
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    Gender: female
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    This was an encouraging book to read about the importance of discipleship in the Christian life. There are some questions at the end to think through about your own life and about following Christ. The book is well titled because it is all about following Jesus and not getting caught up in other christian things.
  4. RuthSophia
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A practical, thoughful challenge
    June 8, 2014
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    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.
  5. Frank
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Challenging Book!
    September 25, 2013
    Frank
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    Platt gives a whole new meaning to the casually used term, "Follow Me".
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