I Am A Follower: The Way, Truth, And Life Of Following Jesus by Leonard Sweet is a great book on returning to the way of following Jesus. Sweet takes the simple words of Jesus and applies them the leader-centric Christian culture showing that we are not called to be leaders, but followers. There are three main sections to I Am A Follower, from which Sweet shows how we are to live out the words of Jesus. He uses a more poetic form of writing revealing that creativity is part of the following Jesus, unlike the rigid forms of Step 1-10 of how to lead.
I Am A Follower was a good book that I would recommend to those looking for a decidedly different route to the walk of Christianity. I was raised by an excellent Pastor who lead through the servant perspective. There isn’t a time that I thought my dad was being selfish and leading to gain a following or win personal favors. It was through his attitude and lifestyle that many other people became followers of Jesus
Sweet’s poetic writing is enjoyable at times, and others over the top. I appreciate that he uses this writing tool to show that the world isn’t a stringent list of steps to following Jesus. Following Jesus is an art. An art that is experienced differently by each person, and is participated in uniquely by every artist.
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