Book Review: I am A Follow of Jesus

January 23, 2012

I have read my slew of books on leadership.  It seems now a days there are more of them than the average man can read in a lifetime.  Although leadership is truly a passion of mine, I will have to say, this book challenged me to my core.

The author opens the discussion of being a follower and what it means.  The book is divided into three sections, characterized by four Latin words: Vece (the place), Via (the way), Verita (the truth), and Vita (the life).  Most chapters have interactive discussion questions which allows the reader to further delve into the subjects.  It is a great book to do in any men’s group.  Today, there needs to be more focus on discipleship and this book highlights that need.

I will say, be sure to read the prologue and don’t skip it as most do.  Overall, it was a decent read, although there were parts that could be a bit of a struggle to get through.  Bottom line, the core theme is one that needs to continue to be emphasized and studied in our modern churches.
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About the Writer:

Trent Cotton has spent a number of years in management and business consulting. After spending some time in the field, he joined the HR department, beginning in recruiting and eventually serving as the Department Head of HR for one of the major lines of business. With such a varied background, he works to bring all of these together to help churches and other Christian organizations incorporate some common business practices into their ministries to enable them to better serve the Kingdom. In his free time, he also writes a lot on Church Development as a Church Consultant.

As a husband and father of three, Trent Cotton has a passion surrounding the role Christian Men are to play in their families, communities, churches and businesses.  This particular blog is dedicated to helping men take back the role that we have lost in society.


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