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Follow: A Simple & Profound Call to Live Like Jesus

Saturday, October 23, 2010

What people are saying about…..FOLLOW

“For decades, Floyd McClung has been at the forefront of a generation passionately following Christ, equipping them to know Him Deeply and serve Him around the globe. Follow paves the way for practical and powerful engagement by anyone seeking to make Jesus famous among all nations!”

~ Louie Giglio, founder of The Passion Movement and Passion City Church

“For the last thirty years, Floyd has always been something of a spiritual litmus test for the church, and his prophetic instincts over time have proved true. And Floyd is right again…God is definitely calling us to attend to this most fundamental of facts about the authentic Christian life: what it means to be an untamed disciple of the wild Jesus.”

~ Alan Hirsch, author of ReJesus and Untamed, http://www.theforgottenways.org/

“Floyd McClung has done what seems impossible – he’s written a fresh and intriguing book on the basics of discipleship. You’ll love this book and want to share it with everyone who is serious about following Jesus and becoming like Him.”

~ Carl Medearis, author of Muslims, Christians, and Jesus and Tea With Hezbollah

Follow begins by sharing McClung’s own personal story of how he was set free from a life of religious tradition to enjoy one of relationship with Jesus. 

This liberating experience caused McClung to realize the importance of changing the focus of life from ourselves to Jesus and led him to form outward-looking communities of disciples.

“Rather than setting out a list of rules
that put people in bondage to religious legalism,
we should be offering unbelievers and believers alike
 a Jesus-focused invitation to find one’s identity
 and life shaped by the kingdom
Jesus came to establish here on earth,”
says McClung.
By using stories and Scriptural examples, McClung reveals the FREEDOM that comes from living our lives the way God intended and provides an intelligible path toward TOTAL LORDSHIP—without descending into religiosity.

Follow’s message is centered upon the practical, personal areas of believers’ lives that must be examined and transformed so that they are able to love Jesus, love each other within the body of Christ, and love others currently on the outside.

While addressing topics such as obedience, identity, significance,
church, sexuality, marriage, work, humility, faith, prayer,
witness, sacrifice, and simplifying church life,
McClung seeks to answer the question,
“How are we to think and live day to day as followers of Jesus?”

Each chapter ends with questions for group discussion
and some practical steps of application.

Offering a fresh injection of spiritual adrenaline
into mediocre attempts at following Christ,
Follow teaches readers
how to be on mission with God in His world,
free from the world’s attempts
to domesticate and tame what it means to
follow the wild, untamable Jesus.

“We must constantly
return to Jesus as our source
 and our example for how to live life
and how to do church together.”
~  McClung

“Studying His life,
spending time in His presence,
 seeking to be filled with His Spirit,
 and fulfilling His mission with others in community
—this is how we are to experience life as Jesus intended it.”

About the Author: Floyd McClung is the founder and director of All Nations, an international leadership training and church planting network that partners with local churches to send short-term and long-term church planting teams to more than 30 different countries. Floyd has spoken on more than 100 university campuses and has traveled to 187 countries. He is the author of fourteen books, including the best-selling books The Father Heart of God and Living on the Devil’s Doorstep, that have had a profound influence around the world and have inspired new generations to take risks in both outreach and service. Follow will serve as a catalyst for church growth at the local level—growth in both depth and size. The McClungs live in Cape Town, South Africa where they lead a training and outreach community that equips church planters to work among the poor and unreached in Africa and Asia.

Follow: A Simple and Profound Call to Live Like Jesus by Floyd McClung
David C Cook/September 1, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4347-0192-3/254 pages/trade paperback/$14.99

Tremendous thanks to Karen Davis of The B & B Media Group
for providing me with a complimentary copy!!!
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