Friday, January 14, 2011

Follow, by Floyd McClung

No other author holds a greater respect in my heart than does, Floyd McClung. In the mid-seventies I became involved with an international missions organization called Youth With A Mission (YWAM). In YWAM, I had the privilege of hearing and learning from some of the greatest Christian speakers in the world, including Christian icons such as Corrie ten Boom (author of The Hiding Place) and many others. But none impacted me greater than did Floyd McClung. To this day, I can feel those old fires burning in my chest as I listen to his teaching, watch his videos, or read his books.

If you are looking for a book on discipleship to give to your small group leaders, youth pastors, or even to help jump start your own passion and understanding for discipleship, then Follow, by Floyd McClung is for you.


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.

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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 condescending 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 believes. “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.”

Product Details:
List Price: $14.99
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook; 2 edition (September 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1434701921
ISBN-13: 978-1434701923

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,

“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




My son Kellon went to YWAM in San Francisco 2 years ago and had learn a lot about those who are homeless, prepared boxes of food at a local food bank, and shared his love of God. I am going to check out this authors books and share them with Kellon too. Thanks for sharing.

Rulan said...

This sounds an awesome book. I wish it was around when I was a young Christian.

David Meigs said...

Betty, your son sounds like a young man after God's own heart. May God bless all he does for the Lord. I know he would love this book.

Rulan, thanks for dropping by, old friend. lol - Floyd had many great books back in the day even before you came to Christ. You should check them out.


Rulan said...

Thanks, David. I might just do that. :)

Have an awesome week, my friend.