AUTHOR: Andi Andrews
PUBLISHER: Baker Books
We live in a culture where many identify as "Christian" without fully embracing what it looks like to follow Jesus day-in and day-out. After gathering on a Sunday, do we simply go about our business, void of true transformation? Is the gospel simply a self-help tool, the church just a place where our needs can be met? It's time to ask ourselves, "Am I really following Jesus? Or am I just faking it?"
With eye-opening personal stories, Scripture, and thought-provoking questions, Andi Andrew lovingly invites readers to examine their hearts to discover whether their faith is a genuine, life-giving marriage of belief and practice in response to Christ's life and sacrifice, or if it is just a lifestyle choice on par with any other. She encourages readers to surrender their whole lives to Jesus daily, grapple with hard questions they may have been avoiding, and discover a life fully alive, following in the way, the truth, and the life of Jesus Christ.
I usually read a book in a day or two, but Fake or Follower kept me busy for several weeks. Why? It’s not that long, only ten chapters. But each chapter is a banquet of challenges, and I needed time to contemplate my response, my responsibilities and faith. I needed time to digest, to internalize the truth spoken and decide whether or not to heed it.
This book created a longing within me for more—more faith, more sacrificial love, and some close friends to walk with on this journey toward eternity. It’s all available, but I have to reach out and make it mine.
Andi Andrews shares her heart in Fake or Follower, and I appreciate her transparency. This is a book I want to read again and again. I would love to share it with a small group, to discuss the questions raised and commit to one another in a spirit of love…to lean together toward eternity.
Fake or Follower resonated in my heart, and I give it five stars. I was given a copy of this book courtesy of Graf Martin Communications and Baker Publishing Group.