A Call to Die. A Call to Live.
by David Platt
"This book is about the exhilarating journey of eternal life that awaits every person who truly responds to Jesus' simple invitation: 'Follow me.' "
—Francis Chan, from the Introduction
"We want to be disciples as long as doing so does not intrude on our lifestyles, our preferences, our comforts, and even our religion." Read more about the new book from bestselling author David Platt.
"What if God has placed every one of us in different locations with different jobs and different gifts around different people for the distinct purpose of every single one of us making disciples and multiplying churches?"
"I felt this book was a gift from the Lord for me ... It confirmed and strengthened the burden of my heart." Read what Kay Arthur and others are saying about Follow Me.
"We've drained the lifeblood out of Christianity and replaced it with a watered-down version of the gospel that is so palatable it's not even real anymore."
"Jesus' call to follow him is more than an invitation to pray a prayer. It is a summons to lose your life. And find new life in him."
Read more about David Platt's work worldwide on his blog, Radical: Devoted to Christ, Serving the Church, Reaching the Nations.
"I'm convinced that there are scores of people here and around the world who culturally identify themselves as Christians who are biblically not followers of Christ." Watch our exclusive interview with David Platt.
Hearing Platt out may hurt (read: make us angry) and thinking about what he says will take work (read: make us angry).
I think everybody, deep down, longs to be called into something "beautiful, life-giving, and bold." I think Follow Me could be a key book in the life of the church in the U.S.
This book is a powerful reminder that the Christian life isn't one of relaxation or laziness, but one of action, work, and even at times suffering- for the sake of the Kingdom and the Glory of God.
David Platt will mess you up. Or at least, his books will.
Platt's Follow Me is like the book of James. It's written to young Christians who have imbedded a false or half gospel.
What David Platt reminds us is true belief in Christ leaves us different. Transformed. True belief in Christ requires a change of heart that is evidenced through our lives.