For some believers, the cost of following Christ is obvious. Acceptance of the Gospel sometimes means loss of freedom, complete alienation, or even death. But for many of us, the sacrifice is a little harder to find.
What if you didn't have a dramatic life-changing encounter with Christ? What if you've always grown up in the church and been immersed in Christian culture your whole life? What does it mean for you to count the cost and follow Him?
In Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, David Platt sought to expose the ideas in American Christianity that are antithetical to the Gospel, to show what we must let go of in true discipleship. In Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live., Platt seeks to show whom we must take hold of. In order to live as authentic disciples, Platt believes we need an authentic encounter with the person of Jesus Christ, who He is, what that means, and to count the cost of truly following Him.
Look afresh at the invitation Jesus offers, and discover perhaps for the first time the joy and purpose that comes from abandoning your life to His.