Friday, January 27, 2012

Book Review - I am a Follower: The Way, Truth, and Life of Following Jesus

More and more books are coming out on this subject. Sweet's focus is mostly off the church and on Jesus. But like other authors, he writes from a scholarly, hypothetical point of view. There is very little story here. Personally, I am looking for someone who has been there and can write about the experience. While I understand that it's not all about the experience, it is about Jesus, readers like me want the story of the journey. Sweet's journey so far is probably on a good track, but possibly far above the heads of the average reader looking to follow this path. The book is full of metaphor, Latin, and Greek. These are tough to follow. But Jesus is simple to follow. As a thinker, I enjoyed Sweet's endeavor. But as a fellow follower, the lack of story left me on a path that feels deserted.