Fake or Follower: Refusing to Settle for a Shallow Faith

Reviewed by: G. Connor Salter, Professional Writing student at Taylor University, Upland, IN.


Title: Fake or Follower: Refusing to Settle for a Shallow Faith

Author: Andi Andrew

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Publication Date: 2018

Format: paperback

Length: 235 pages


What does it looks like when we choose to go beyond just doing Christianity as a duty to pursuing growth, community and love? Andi Andrew examines that idea here, describing the challenges of pursuing a mature faith and the many benefits it creates along the way.

This isn’t a groundbreaking book, but it doesn’t need to be. Instead, it’s a great look at a truth that Christians are perpetually tempted to forget: growing in Christ requires growing in painful ways. Andrew honestly uses stories from her own faith journey as well her experiences as a pastor and parent to describe the trials and joys of pursuing a mature faith. She also accurately pinpoints weaknesses that many American Christians have about following Christ and what it takes to overcome them.


Rating (1 to 5)

4 stars

Suggested Audience

People interested in Christian leadership, starting churches or other Christian communities or organizations, people seeking advice about pursuing Christian maturity.

Christian Impact

This book will challenge and inspire readers to follow Christ more closely.

Note for Readers:

The author occasionally references difficult experiences and topics, including racism and her experience being molested as a child.

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Fake or Follower: Refusing to Settle for a Shallow Faith

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