“Not a Fan” by Pastor Kyle Idleman is a great book to look into if you have not gotten it yet or if you are looking for a new read. Think of this.. If Jesuswere to sit down with you right now and have a DTR (Define the Relationship) conversation, how would you respond? Are you truly his follower or just a fan—or perhaps someone who doesn’t even care about the difference? Not a Fan invites you to make Jesus not merely the object of your admiration, but the very center of your life. This book will really looking into your heart. I think it’s great not just for the church goer but even someone in leadership and even church pastors to take a look at. Take a foot ball game. You have Players and then you have Fans. The fan doesn’t always know whats going on behind the scenes and off the field. Fans just sit there and clap and cheer when goo things happen and cry and fuss when the bad comes. But never really getting into the heart of what go behind the game and noticing the little things that are going on. This book will make anyone think and re-look at are they a fan for Christ or are they a player for Christ. Saddly you can’t be both. Here is the BookDescription:
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.
What a great question Are you a True disciple… I think many people will find that they are just fans of the idea of Christ and not willing to get in the game and take a beating for Christ. For those who are not info reading check out the short movie on the book or even get involved in a small group bible study of “Not a Fan”.