The Book of the Month for February 2018 is Followers of the Way – ancient discipleship for modern Christians by Simon Reed.
In this short readable book, Simon Reed outlines what it means to be a follower of Jesus and what the key aspects of this life are to be. Chapters remind us of our need to care for creation, live simply, share Jesus and justice, journey with a soul friend, find an appropriate rhythm of work, prayer and rest, and to be a lifelong learner. The book is very realistic because it doesn’t expect us to incorporate ten new ideas into our lives all at once. Rather, the chapter ‘Getting started’ is near the end of the book after we have read the different chapters and can identify what we are already doing before choosing a few things to investigate in the coming year.
The structure of the book makes it ideal for a book club meeting to discuss the book after everyone has read it. If you would be interested in reading the book together for a meeting at the end of February, please contact Wei Hei Kipling at firstname.lastname@example.org.