Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live.

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Feb 5, 2013 - Religion - 272 pages
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What did Jesus really mean when he said, “Follow Me”?

In this new book, David Platt, author of the New York Times bestselling book, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, contends that multitudes of people around the world culturally think they are Christians yet biblically are not followers of Christ.



Scores of men, women, and children have been told that becoming a follower of Jesus simply involves believing certain truths or saying certain words. As a result, churches today are filled with people who believe they are Christians . . . but aren’t. We want to be disciples as long as doing so does not intrude on our lifestyles, our preferences, our comforts, and even our religion.



Revealing a biblical picture of what it means to truly be a Christian, Follow Me explores the gravity of what we must forsake in this world, as well as the indescribable joy and deep satisfaction to be found when we live for Christ.



The call to follow Jesus is not simply an invitation to pray a prayer; it’s a summons to lose your life—and to find new life in him. This book will show you what such life actually looks like.
 

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User Review  - HGButchWalker - LibraryThing

Great followup to Radical in which David Platt discusses what true discipleship looks like. Flying in the face of many trends, Platt discusses the importance of living the Christian life as part of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - sparkleandchico - LibraryThing

I read a book by Platt recently and decided to read some of his other books. This book wasn't as challenging as "Counter-Culture" but nevertheless was a worthwhile read. Whilst "Counter- Culture ... Read full review

Contents

Unconverted Believers
1
The Great Invitation
25
Superficial Religion and Supernatural Regeneration
51
Dont Make Jesus Your Personal Lord and Savior
75
Children of God
97
Gods Will For Your Life
123
The Body of Christ
149
A Vision of the Possible
175
Born to Reproduce
203
A Personal DiscipleMaking Plan
227
Acknowledgments
235
Notes
237
About the Author
245
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David Platt was born in 1979. He received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Georgia and a M.Div, Th.M, and Ph.D from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. After he finished his doctorate, Platt served at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics. He also served at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans. At the age of 26, Platt was hired to lead the congregation of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. He has written several books including Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God, Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live, and Counter Culture: In a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Persecution, Abortion, Orphans, Pornography.

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