Saturday, August 18, 2012

Review - I am a Follower: The Way, Truth and Life of Following Jesus by Leonard Sweet

I decided to read this book because I am in a job field right now where it is all about leading people in the right direction and getting them to follow you. What I have seen and heard about churches and pastoring is quite similar. If you are a good pastor, your church will be on the right path and following Jesus. I thought this book would help me to discover a little more about how to follow Jesus, but I think I would have been better off simply reading the Bible and learning more that way. This book was very dry and hard to get into. That is why it took me so long to read it. I enjoy books that flow well and keep you interested, and this was not one of them for me. It was presented as a new concept, but as a Christian I already know that I should be following Jesus, and I hope that I can learn about following simply from the Bible. Isn't that kind of the point? If you are unsure of where to get started, maybe you should read this book. If you are a pastor that is doing more leading than following, maybe you should read this book. I just could not get into it so I cannot really give it a good review feeling the way I do. My recommendation - the best book every written - THE BIBLE!! That will show you how to be a follower of Jesus!
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