Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Art Of The Follower by Dag Heward-Mills

I hate to be disrespectful to one that I have never met, but this book is about 140 pages too long; Part II (pages 37 through 167) provide some interesting insights into biblical narrative, but they are not about "using the lessons of Jesus to become the Follower God wants us to be," as advertised on the cover, and in the introduction. Thus, what I expected to be the "meat" of the book was merely an appetizer.

And the appetizer was not very satisfying, consisting of a series of "statements of the obvious" with elementary attempts at emphasis through changes in type-face rather than an exploration of a deep theme followed by a memorable, "take this with you" type of summary.

Perhaps this may be the intention of the author; the world stands in need of a primer for discipleship, because the world has refused to fall under the yoke of discipleship. Yet again, if that were the case, there are plenty of examples to draw from in Jesus' life without having to fall back on examples from other portions of scripture.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The B&B Media Group, Inc., as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Dag Heward-Mills
Christian Living / Discipleship
Carpenter’s Son Publishing
212 pages

$10.88 U.S.

2 Stars

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