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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 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.

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"'When it comes to Jesus, I am not a fan.' That is the attention-snagging message megachurch pastor Idle-man hopes readers are repeating by the end of this book. Addressing all Christians — including himself, Idleman writes that 'the biggest threat to the church today is fans' who admire Jesus but aren't fully committed to being followers. Using Biblical examples and 11 startlingly honest testimonials from present-day followers, the author shows that being a Christian requires sacrifice and an all-consuming commitment to Jesus. Though his message is a direct challenge to the reader, Idleman offers humor and conversation instead of guilt and condemnation. He takes old themes (e.g., take up your cross, suffer for a greater purpose) and repackages them with natural wit and 21st century relevance. The meat of this succinct message could be lost if the titular catchphrase becomes yet another T-shirt slogan. But if readers latch onto the deeper meaning, they could find themselves reevaluating everything from their careers to their relationships. A refreshing read to recharge apathetic churchgoers. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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MjXani, January 16, 2012 (view all comments by MjXani)
This was absolutely the best book I read in 2011. Idleman's ability to draw the reader out of their comfort zone and force an honest, sometimes brutal assessment of their spiritual growth is a gift from God. The chapters build on eachother beautifully, drawing the reader deeper into their Christian journey and opening doors most "fans" don't realize their souls even have. You will not be able to put this book down and it absolutely must be read with a highlighter, a notebook and a box of tissues. Your faith will be so much stronger on the other side. I intend to read this book at least once a year and buy all my friends copies.
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9780310331933
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Idleman, Kyle
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Idleman, Kyle
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Christianity-Spiritual Growth
Publication Date:
20110631
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'When it comes to Jesus, I am not a fan.' That is the attention-snagging message megachurch pastor Idle-man hopes readers are repeating by the end of this book. Addressing all Christians — including himself, Idleman writes that 'the biggest threat to the church today is fans' who admire Jesus but aren't fully committed to being followers. Using Biblical examples and 11 startlingly honest testimonials from present-day followers, the author shows that being a Christian requires sacrifice and an all-consuming commitment to Jesus. Though his message is a direct challenge to the reader, Idleman offers humor and conversation instead of guilt and condemnation. He takes old themes (e.g., take up your cross, suffer for a greater purpose) and repackages them with natural wit and 21st century relevance. The meat of this succinct message could be lost if the titular catchphrase becomes yet another T-shirt slogan. But if readers latch onto the deeper meaning, they could find themselves reevaluating everything from their careers to their relationships. A refreshing read to recharge apathetic churchgoers. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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