I Am A Follower: The Way, Truth, and Life of Following Jesus  -     By: Leonard Sweet
Buy Item $11.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 25% ($4.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $8.69 eBook Details

I Am A Follower: The Way, Truth, and Life of Following Jesus

Thomas Nelson / 2011 / Paperback

$11.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $15.99
|
Save 25% ($4.00)
Buy 36 or more for $11.39 each.
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW946387

Current Promotions
Browse
Refine by
Advanced Search Links

Product Description

"Leadership" has become a runaway obsession for those who are called to equip the body of Christ for service in the Kingdom of God. The concept of "followership" is all but lost in the wake of this leadership fetish, a near hypnotic obsession. Jesus' clear call, and the pattern of New Testament leadership, are actually found in a pattern of followership. We've been told otherwise but when it comes to a movement in our churches, our families, or the workplace, everything rises or falls on followership.

Sweet proposes an intentional shift from leadership cults to followership cultures. He critiques the issue of leadership obsession but focuses on reigniting a passion for the "follow me" theme found throughout the gospels and the entire New Testament. Building on a set of metaphors/images, he stirs the imagination by showing what it means to be a follower of Christ and explains the vital cog that followership and the first follower play in helping others enter into the Kingdom of God.

I Am A Follower moves readers:

  • from leaders that are over to followers that are among
  • from sages and gurus to scouts and guides
  • from Saul's armor to David's sling
  • from having the right answers to asking the right questions
  • from architects to gardeners

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0849946387
ISBN-13: 9780849946387
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and  Sovereignty of Jesus Christ
    Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ
    Leonard Sweet, Frank Viola
    Thomas Nelson / 2010 / Hardcover
    $9.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 33% ($5.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 45 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW946011
  2. Nudge: Awakening Each Other to the God Who's Already There
    Nudge: Awakening Each Other to the God Who's Already There
    Leonard Sweet
    David C. Cook / 2010 / Hardcover
    $14.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 25% ($5.00)
    3.5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW764744
  3. Viral: How Social Networking Is Poised to Ignite  Revival
    Viral: How Social Networking Is Poised to Ignite Revival
    Leonard Sweet
    WaterBrook Press / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $9.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 37% ($5.50)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 12 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW459150
  4. The Seraph Seal
    The Seraph Seal
    Leonard Sweet
    Thomas Nelson / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $14.39 Retail: $15.99 Save 10% ($1.60)
    3.5 Stars Out Of 5 30 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW920776

Publisher's Description

“FOLLOW ME.”

These two words echo the heart-defining call of our Lord Jesus Christ to his disciples. 

Sadly, this life-changing invitation has lost much of its original meaning. Immersed in a society that worships success, we have succumbed to a trendy
fixation with leadership. In I Am a Follower, author Leonard Sweet explains how Christians in a twenty-first-century corporate-obsessed culture have shifted away from a Jesus art of following toward a popularized form of leading.

Through a colorful mélange of practical applications, imaginative metaphors, and probing biblical exposition based in gospel truth, Sweet reveals that the summons of Jesus and the message of the New Testament point clearly to an emphasis not on imitation but on incarnation, not on leading but on following.

Join Sweet on an exciting and intentional journey from leadership cult to followership culture. Discover for yourself the way, the truth, and the abundant
life of following Jesus Christ and what it truly means to “Follow Me”!

“At times I felt like I was reading Jeremiah, challenging the shepherds of Israel. This is a much needed and long overdue book.”
—BOB ROBERTS, senior pastor, Northwood Church

“If there was ever a leader who could convince me that it’s really never been about leading, that would have to be Len Sweet. May we all, like Len, become followers.”
—MARK BATTERSON, lead pastor, National Community Church

Author Bio

Leonard Sweet is the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew University (NJ), a distinguished visiting professor at George Fox University (OR), and a weekly contributor to Sermons.com and the podcast Napkin Scribbles. A pioneer in online learning with some of the highest "influence" rankings of any religious figure in the world of social media (Twitter, Facebook), he has authored numerous articles, sermons, and more than fifty books.

Product Reviews

Product Q&A



Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Boundaries in Marriage, Paperback
    Boundaries in Marriage, Paperback
    Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
    Zondervan / 2002 / Trade Paperback
    $9.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 37% ($5.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 21 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW43149
  2. Son of God: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Son of God: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Hans Zimmer
    Republic Records / 2014 / Compact disc
    $11.99 Retail: $13.99 Save 14% ($2.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WWCD35099
  3. Boundaries with Kids
    Boundaries with Kids
    Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
    Zondervan / 2001 / Trade Paperback
    $8.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 43% ($6.50)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW43157
  4. Beyond Boundaries: Learning to Trust Again in Relationships
    Beyond Boundaries: Learning to Trust Again in Relationships
    John Townsend
    Zondervan / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $11.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 23% ($3.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW330769

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Christianbook.com Search