In ‘Follow Me’, author and church leader, David Platt, says that When Jesus called his first disciples to follow him, this was not merely an invitation to prayer, it was a summons to these men to lose their lives.. Yet somehow, he claims over 200 years we’ve taken these words from Christ and turned them into trite phrases in the church. In doing so, we have drained the lifeblood out of the Christian faith.
Exposing how the gospel has been watered down for the bland tastes of modern society, he points out the effects have been catastrophic – many who call themselves Christians, argues David, are no longer really following Christ. ‘Follow Me’ is wake up call for Christians to biblically and purposefully follow Jesus so that, when we stand before him, he will recognise us and we will not hear the words: ‘I never knew you.”
The author has the reader ask:
• How will I fill my mind with truth?
• How will I fuel my affections for God?
• How will I share God's love as a witness in the world?
• How will I show God's love as a member of a church?
• How will I spread God's glory among all peoples?
• How will I make disciple makers among a few people?
In his follow up to ‘Radical’ Pastor David Platt continues to challenge the culture of Christianity with a compelling examination of our own personal faith. How we respond to the summons, "Follow Me" has consequences for all who claim to live in the name of Christ. The book concludes with a "Personal Disciple-Making Plan" to help you develop your plan to grow as a Christian and to make disciples.