This booklet is a smaller version of Platt's larger book, This man is a voice to America today, calling the church back to true biblical discipleship and away from the self centered and self serving false christianity that is preached in most churches today. If you want to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ or want to encourage someone else along that path this little booklet is a great start. Then read the big book!
Follow Me is just okay to me. There are some good points throughout the book, but I really didn't feel a connection with the author. I felt like he was judgmental at times and I found it to be irritating. I did find some of his stories of faith to be good. And it did have me thinking, as well. Overall, in my opinion the book was half good and half okay.
I was shocked by the length (or lack of) of this book. I was expecting an in-depth Bible study and instead it was a short devotional of sorts.
In spite of the shortness of the booklet, the author made a couple of statements that struck me right between the eyes. Speaking of Jesus disciples, he writes, They eagerly, willingly, and gladly lost their lives in order to know, follow, and proclaim him. In the footsteps of Jesus, these first disciples discovered a path worth giving their lives to tread. In describing churches today, the author writes Churches are filled with people who seem content to have casual association with Christ and give nominal adherence to Christianity.
Ouch! How true this is for many of us from time to time. All Christians need to ask themselves what did Jesus really mean when he said follow me?
This is a short book that can explain to newbies or refresh the faith of experienced believers. It clarifies and emphasizes pertinent Scriptures. It is useful to renew your focus on the important things and point you in Gods direction.