You may think you are a Christian—but are you sure? 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 and ultimate joy in him. In David Platt’s book, Follow Me: A Call To Die. A Call to Live he asks the question, “What did Jesus really mean when he said, ‘Follow Me’?” What if we really listened to Jesus’ words and heard what he is saying? When people truly engage with Jesus’ personal invitation to follow him, everything changes, for he is worthy of all our trust and affections.
What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me? builds on the message of Follow Me to motivate readers to experience our grand purpose: to exalt the glory of God by spreading Christ’s gospel—to make disciples who are making disciples. This booklet is a great resource to share with others to discuss crucial faith questions in a personal and grace-filled manner and engage others to be disciple-makers in obedience to Jesus. Ideal for small-groups or personal and mass evangelism.
- A True Follower of Christ?
What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me? by David Platt is another short but very challenging book about truly fulfilling the Great Commission and following Christ with everything. The book is very short but extremely powerful and well worth reading multiple times to absorb everything that is being expanded.
This is the second Platt book that I have reviewed and I must say that he has an amazing ability at getting across his challenging points in a short space of time, which is great for the large amount of people these days who are time poor. He really gets to the core of what Jesus meant by following Him and how it applies to us today.
The narration was quite good, as it was read at a good pace and his voice was not at all annoying.
This book would be a great outreach tool to reach people for Christ but a very challenging book for Christians who are just resting in their salvation and not truly following Christ and reaching out to others.
This audio book was gifted as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. More information can be found about this and other Christian audio books at christianaudio.com.
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David Platt has done an excellent job of spelling out the gospel in a new booklet entitled What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me. This booklet is short, direct, and clear. Platt opens the reader’s eyes to the content of the gospel as well as its ramifications. He talks about more than forgiveness. He also talks about repentance, discipleship, and evangelism.
This booklet is more than a tract, but less than a book. It can be read quickly. It is inexpensive enough to be given away. It is a helpful resource that any believer who wants to share his or her faith could benefit from having available.
I received a free audio copy of this booklet from ChristianAudio.com as part of their reviewers program. This booklet was well-read and easy-to-listen-to.
- Short and challenging
What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me? by David Platt is a very short book—really a booklet—with a lengthy title. The audiobook version lands at about 45 minutes, which is shorter than some of the sermons I’ve heard from Platt. However, there is a lot of theological depth and practical application packed into a small package.
Some have called this book an evangelism tool. I think it may occupy its own genre as a “re-evangelism tool.” My understanding is it re-iterates many of the concepts put forward in the longer Platt book, Follow Me. That book and this one seem to be addressing those who consider themselves Christians because they have “prayed a prayer” or been born into a Christian family, yet they are not defined by transformed desires and whole-hearted devotion to Christ.
This is a book about true discipleship flowing from a deep understanding of the redemptive work of Christ. It serves a powerful purpose as a way to check your Christian “pulse.” Are you dying to self more each day as Christ consumes more and more of your spiritual vision? I know I came away challenged.
This would be a good book to buy a few copies of (audiobook or print) and hand out to a small group to read and discuss. Lloyd James does a good job narrating, and the audio is short enough that it could fit on one CD for listening to in the car.
Definitely worth the read, and highly recommended.
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- What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me? Review
Being a huge David Platt fan, I was excited when I had the chance to review David’s new audiobook What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me?. I also read David’s original Follow Me book and really liked it, so I was interested in reading this book.
I found this audiobook to be a good outreach item because I felt it included some important points from David’s book Follow Me. I found this to be very beneficial because it is a shorter book than Follow Me, it could be an easier way to get the message to someone.
As always, I prefer it when the author reads the audiobook because I think they give more meaning to the words of the book and I usually find it coming to life more. I felt Lloyd James did a pretty good job reading this book, but having listened to David Platt, I would have preferred listening to him read this instead. While Lloyd James did a good job reading, I had trouble paying attention to the book because he did not hold my attention the way I would have liked.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. The only reason I am giving it 4 stars is because it was not read by David Platt. Other than that, I enjoyed this book and I am thinking about ordering some copies of the book to give to people I know.
I received a copy of this audiobook from the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.