Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I am a Follower
The Way, Truth, And Life of Following Jesus
By Leonard Sweet

I love that someone finally wrote a book about following instead of leading. Too often we think that leading is the most important thing. But there are so many leaders, so many different ways to lead and everyone striving to be a leader...Who is going to follow? Who do you follow? And which way is right? When I think about leadership I often think about my daughters in the morning when they are all rushing so fast to get ready just so that they can be line leader. So often someone has forgotten to put on socks, brush their teeth or do their hair because they so badly wanted to be the leader. How good of a leader are they being if they have forgotten fundamental details in getting ready? This is how I see leadership so often in the church. Perhaps it is time to sit down and remember that their is one leader (Jesus) and many followers (the church). 

Leonard Sweet does a great job of laying out following as seen in the Bible. That we were never called to lead the masses but we were called to follow Christ. Sweet gives us great Biblical references and wonderful stories to help us understand his point. It's a great book that gives us tons of information and encouragement to be followers. Sweet at times can be a bit strong in his opinion and this book may not sit well with some. But I encourage you to read it and read it slowly. It's not a fast read, but it's a great read!

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