Mr. Platt writes about discipleship. He speaks of the way we come to the Lord as not being the way Jesus intended. He tells us he “did everything people expected of him to do-planted a mega-church, wrote a bestseller, started a college, planted other churches, and spoke at conferences.” But he didn't have peace. The church in the Acts was vastly different than what he saw. This book is the result of his journey to authentic Christianity.
This author believes that certain qualities of the church should “always be true of Christians and the church.” One of his points is that we need to experience the supernatural regeneration Jesus gives. Another valid point Mr. Platt makes is that, as disciples, we are to make disciples. We sometimes fall short in this area. Jesus is not to be kept by us just for us. As we live for him, we are to give Him away to others.
This was not an easy book to read. The seven chapters average 30 pages in length. The thoughts sometime conflicted with what I have heard as I try to live for Him.
Follow Me is a scholarly book. I believe it would benefit those who are very seriously seeking to learn how to be a true disciple of the Lord. I believe it will benefit any clergy person who may be doubting his ministry and calling.
I discovered this book on the Tyndale website through the Book Club Network. I borrowed it from my local library. All I was asked to do was read it and give an unbiased review.