Sunday, January 1, 2012

I Am A Follower (The Way, Truth, and Life of Following Jesus) by Leonard Sweet

Reading this book has changed my mindset about leadership in my walk with Jesus. It has caused me to re-think the things I have learned in the past. I had been striving to become a leader. I see here that the better way is to become a follower…a follower of Christ Jesus. If to lead, then as a servant leader. This comes at a time in my life when I am doing some real soul searching . I have questions about many things…church attendance…fellowship with others…spiritual fathers or mothers… Things seemed to have taken a turn and many are questioning church as we know it as well as leadership. If you are one of these doing the questioning and even if you aren’t…you may want to read this book and allow the Lord to change your mind sets as well.
The author has thought provoking quotes throughout the book which I really like. Here is an example of one:
Lord, Jesus Christ, you call your followers to leave their old selves behind and to trust to you their future lives. Hold out your hand to us and give us courage to grasp hold of you; that we may experience your transforming love. We make our prayer in your name. Amen. Leslie J. Francis
“Followership is not an easy path, and Jesus never pretended otherwise.”

Where is the Lord taking us in this hour…He who has an ear to hear, hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches….

I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review.

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