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Number of Pages: 215
Publication Date: 2011
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Are you a follower of Jesus? Dont 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 isnt ready to let him cramp your style. Then again, maybe youre not into Jesus, period. In any case, dont take the questionAre you a follower of Jesus?lightly. Some people dont know what theyve said yes to and other people dont realize what theyve 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.
Kyle Idleman is the Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, the fourth largest church in America. He is the author of the award-winning and best-selling book not a fan. He is also the presenter of several video curricula, including not a fan, H2O, and the newly released study gods at war.
"Kyle Idleman knows where we live and where we could live with God's help. His words are, at once, profound and practical. He is committed to helping us move in the right direction. If you need a helping hand in your journey, he'll point you to the right Person." - Max Lucado, Pastor, Oak Hills Church and Author of Fearless
"Jesus never asked us to sit on the sidelines and cheer for his cause. In Idleman's book, Not a Fan, Kyle will challenge you to grow from a fair weather fan to a full-time follower of Christ." - Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor of LifeChurch.tv and Author of The Christian Atheist
"Not a Fan is truly a cutting edge study that will challenge even the most obedient Christians to re-look at their relationship with Christ. I highly recommend to individuals and churches everywhere." - Mike Huckabee, Former Governor of Arkansas and Author of Do the Right Thing
"Kyle Idleman's Not a Fan is a crucial message for our time. It's a powerful call to commitment and to following Jesus with all our hearts that has challenged me in the best of ways!" - Jud Wilhite, Sr. Pastor Central Christian Church, Las Vegas and Author of Throw it Down
"This book disrupts the status quo and challenges readers to follow Christ with greater devotion." - Mark Batterson, Lead Pastor, National Community Church and Author of Soul Print
"Not A Fan is a book that every Christian should read and regularly re-read. I started to read the manuscript and could not stop until I finished. This is a NOW message for the Church and my hope is that every believer who reads this will become an authentic follower of Christ." - Christine Caine, Founder, The A21 Campaign and Author of Run to Win
The tendency in American Christianity is to attract crowds, but Idleman points out that when confronted with large crowds, Jesus' message was more than likely to drive them away rather than attract them to stay. Clearly, He was searching for those who would truly follow and not just establishing a following.
Pastor Idleman walks his readers carefully through a series of diagnostic steps to help them honestly evaluate the relationship they have with Jesus. The thought-provoking emphasis is greatly enhanced by illustrations and real-life testimonies of those who share their experiences which lead them to the conclusion that they are not a fan of Jesus, but a follower.
The tantalizing dangers inherent in such a discussion are also highlighted, to assist the reader in their evaluation. Idleman carefully navigates to the heart of the issues regarding following Jesus instead of following rules, following Jesus rather than just associating with Him, and following Jesus exclusively rather than adding Him to a list of heroes to name just a few. Earnest appeals are made without wandering into melodramatic or emotional manipulation.
Far from being just an appeal to become a follower, Not a Fan does an excellent job of detailing exactly what following Jesus is intended to cost. Discussion of the cost of earnest devotion to Christ is presented in such a way that the appeal is both direct and honest.
I commend Not a Fan to you. While not the first or last book to discuss this topic, it is a much needed read. Charles Eldred, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
preachette5 Stars Out Of 5loved itAugust 28, 2014preachetteQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My congregation and i absolutely loved this book and video series. However, the book does not go along with the video which was a little confusing.
Jeff ThomasDraco, ArkansasAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Life changing study.August 23, 2014Jeff ThomasDraco, ArkansasAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Our Wednesday night small group did this study and it was simply put, amazing. The book was fantastic in that it challenged most of what we as Christians consider being a follower of Christ. i found out quick that I have a lot of work to do. It has a way of causing you to be more aware of your faith or lack thereof on a daily basis and sometimes moment by moment. The small group study with the DVD can be done completely separate from the book but I wouldn't advise it. The absolute best part of the study though was the daily journal that goes with the small group material. It was by far our classes favorite item in the packet. If your looking for a book that has the potential to change your life then I suggest reading Not A Fan. If your looking for a small group study that will change the way you do church and bring your gruop closer together and closer to God then look no farther than this one.
AJH5 Stars Out Of 5Absolutely Fantastic!February 12, 2014AJHQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I would recommend this to a stranger, a friend, a family member! I would also recommend anything attached to the Not a Fan story/devotion. Our Ladies group is doing the lesson plans & devotion series and we are loving it. This book can be done with our without the devotion part. It was truly an inspirational and enlightening book. I feel closer in my relationship with God and I want to go further and deep with Him! This is an absolute MUST have for a new Christian and an mature Christian!
DavidLouisville,KYAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Great study for discipleship.February 5, 2014DavidLouisville,KYAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great book, we used this study in church discipleship everyone loved it .
DaniNYAge: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Buy ItJanuary 22, 2014DaniNYAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It's a must for anyone. Easy to read and to understand.
Q: What is needed for small group study? If we choose this study for our small group what exactly is needed to complete the study besides the dvd kit? Do we need the journal and paperback? Is the journal in the kit the same as the one that can be bought separately?Thank you,Jody
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