Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fan or Follower?

Another book I have added to my wish list! - Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus by Kyle Idleman.  The Amazon.com description says:
"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."
I'm starting to see some blog buzz about it:
"I believe what we’re looking at here is a book that has the potential to pick up where books like Crazy Love by Francis Chan and Radical by David Platt left off and move us to the next level of commitment." 
-Book Review: At Thinking Out Loud

"His “fan or follower” metaphor woven through not a fan. is simply inspired.....Not a fan. is a bottom-line reality check for every pew-sitter—from Boomer to GenXYZ
Review by Ron Brackin at This and That
So many books to buy and read!

Update:  Found out today (6/1/11) that I won a copy of this book in a drawing at the blog Thinking Out Loud.  Looking forward to reading it. Thanks, Paul!