I Am A Follower: The Way, The Truth, and The Life of Following Jesus is professor and author Leonard Sweet’s latest book. in small print in the botton left-hand corner of the page in bracketts are the words, “It’s never been about leading.”
this book is a wonderful must read for people who follow Jesus Christ and care about discipleship. if you care more about being a leader don’t read this book; it will offend and bother you.
the Church in North America is obsessed with leadership. conferences, seminars, books, sermons, and articles paint a ministry and mission picture that, sadly, Jesus may not even recognize.
I Am A Follower is full of wonderful stories and insights from Sweet. Sweet’s engagement with the life and ministry of Jesus and his embracement of Biblical texts is excellent.
this book engages readers to think about discipleship in the light of follwership of Jesus Christ. for Sweet, Jesus is the only leader. we as followers may still have influence and direction through ministry in the lives of others, but we’re always behind Jesus Christ in this work. Jesus Christ is our leader in all things we do.
Shane Claiborne calls Sweet “a theological poet.” i couldn’t agree more and i couldn’t reccomend this book more.
*Full Disclosure: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson through “Book Sneeze.” They give free books to bloggers for honest reviews.*