Book Review: Follow Me

follow meDavid Platt is the head pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL, and he became known as the youngest mega church pastor in America. His first book Radical reached #5 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Follow Me, his second book, was published in February of 2013.

Many people have been told by Christians and in Christian churches that following Christ means saying a prayer and believing the story of Jesus. Because of this many people believe they are Christians and in fact are not. Being a Christian means being a disciple of Christ and altering your life to mirror his teachings. Platt helps the reader see what it means to abandon the ways of this world and dedicate your life to following Jesus completely.

Platt warns us that people who claim to be Christians while their lives look no different from the rest of the world are clearly not Christians. He insists that people who claim to believe in Jesus are not assured eternity in heaven. On the contrary, only those who obey Jesus will enter his Kingdom. This straightforward biblical teaching flies in the face of much of the modern teaching that calls itself Christian.

This tome helps believers of Christ make the conversion to followers of Christ. The reader will see the difference between a church attender and a true disciple of Jesus. Churchgoers must abandon superficial religion for sincere Christian discipleship. Platt cautions attenders of Christian churches not to settle for teaching that encourages people to improve themselves and dabbles around the edges of our lives. Platt calls us to live our lives as living sacrifices to Christ and dedicate our lives to his glory.

Platt’s writing, preaching and teaching is some of the more challenging in today’s modern Christian circles. He calls for a fundamental departure from the fluffy modern teaching that infests modern religious books and pulpits. Platt calls for nothing short of life altering transformation. Read Follow Me at the risk of your comfortable life and to the glory of Christ.