Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus
Not a Fan Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus Author:Kyle Idleman Are you a follower of Jesus? Don't answer too quickly. In fact, you may want to read this book before you answer at all. Consider it a 'Define the Relationship' conversation to determine exactly where you stand. You may indeed be a passionate, fully devoted follower of Jesus. Or, you may be just a fan who admires Jesus but isn't ready to ... more »let him cramp your style. Then again, maybe you're not into Jesus, period. In any case, don't take the question---Are you a follower of Jesus?---lightly. Some people don't know what they've said yes to and other people don't realize what they've said no to, says Pastor Kyle Idleman. But Jesus is ready to clearly define the relationship he wants with his followers. Not a Fan calls you to consider the demands and rewards of being a true disciple. With frankness sprinkled with humor, Idleman invites you to live the way Jesus lived, love the way he loved, pray the way he prayed, and never give up living for the One who gave his all for you.« less
This was an excellent book filled with Biblical truths and examples of why we must remove ourselves from ourselves and be able to have the willingness to seriously follow Jesus instead of being one who believes without making sacrifices of self. At first this book gave me a weird taste of the author being a bit prideful, but he ended up humbling himself and made the book far more interesting as I continued to read it. There were a few reminders which I had already felt past convictions over, causing me to transform much of my own life, and things I read that really stabbed me to where I need even further growth and conviction. I am truly thankful to read this. The youth group at church I'm involved with is doing lessons with the videos to go with the book come this weekend, so this has helped me prepare and I look forward to seeing the response of the students! Definitely a must read book for anyone who claims Christianity.